Women's Tennis

    No. 37 Hoosiers Host No. 20 Wake Forest, No. 21 Kentucky

    Go Hoosiers! Junior Brianna Williams is 7-3 in dual matches this season.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Junior Brianna Williams is 7-3 in dual matches this season.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 15, 2007

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Hoosiers return home to host No. 20 Wake Forest on Saturday, Feb. 17, and No. 21 Kentucky on Sunday, Feb. 18. Both matches begin at 10 a.m.

    The Hoosiers dropped their last two matches, falling 6-1 at No. 10 Duke and 7-0 at No. 7 North Carolina. Senior Cecile Perton earned a win against Duke in singles at No. 5, while junior Brianna Williams and sophomore Stephanie Heller won their match at No. 3 doubles against the Blue Devils.

    Wake Forest is ranked 20th in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) FILA Collegiate Rankings. The team is 4-0 on the year, which includes a win over Kansas. Three players are ranked in singles, led by No. 29 Alexandra Hirsch. The team of Ashlee Davis and Sasha Kulikova are ranked 49th in doubles.

    Kentucky, ranked 21st by the ITA, is led in singles by No. 60 Jolee Schwenk. The team is 6-0 on the season. The Wildcats defeated No. 26 Harvard, 5-2, on Feb. 9. Kentucky has two nationally ranked doubles teams. Schwenk and Kim Coventry are ranked at No. 3, while Coventry and Carolina Escamilla come in at No. 13.

    8-0 START
    For the first time since the 2002 season, Indiana started the year 8-0. The Hoosiers finished 2002 with a 17-10 overall record and a 6-6 Big Ten mark.

    The Indiana Hoosiers are ranked 37th in the fourth ITA FILA Collegiate Rankings of the season, released Feb. 6. Indiana began the year ranked 43rd, and has moved up steadily since then. Indiana is one of six Big Ten teams ranked in the poll. Northwestern, ranked at No. 6, leads all Big Ten teams in the poll.

    Sophomore Alba Berdala is ranked No. 86 nationally in the FILA Collegiate Tennis Rankings. It is the first time in her career that she has been ranked. Berdala is 8-2 in the dual-match season and 14-7 on the year in singles.

    Senior Cecile Perton started the dual-match season with nine straight singles wins at No. 5. She is currently 9-1 in dual-matches and 14-8 on the year. Perton competes with Sigrid Fischer at No. 2 doubles. The duo won its first eight matches of the spring campaign, and is currently 8-2. Fischer and Perton are 13-6 on the season.




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