Women's Tennis

    Hoosiers fall to 12th ranked Volunteers

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    ="12th"> February 15, 1998

    Hoosiers fall to 12th ranked Volunteers

    Bloomington, IN--The Hoosiers kept things close all afternoon, but couldn't overcome the 12th ranked Tennesse Volunteers. After the two teams split the singles competition it came down to who was going to win the lone doubles point of the afternoon.

    The Hoosiers split the first two doubles spots, dropping the number one position 8-6 but rebounding to capture the two slot 8-3. In the third and deciding match, Jessica Anderson and Christy Sharp lost a heartbreaking 9-7 decision to Tennessee's Whitney Dill and Erin Lowery in what would be the match clinching victory for the Lady Vols.

    Indiana got strong singles play from the bottom of its line-up. After being swept in the top three spots, the Hoosiers took the final three positions to make the match interesting. Zahra Ahamed again led the way for Indiana, defeating Lowery at the four spot, 6-2,6-4. Jessica Anderson and Christy Sharp also got big wins for the Hoosiers at the five and six holes respectively. Anderson won in straight sets, 7-5,6-2, while Sharp dropped her first set, 5-7, but rebounded nicely to capture the final two sets, 6-2,6-2.

    "We played much better this weekend," said head coach Lin Loring. "Tennessee is ranked 12th in the country and we put ourselves in a position to win. We had leads at both 1 and 3 doubles and couldn't close out the matches."

    "If we can continue to improve we'll be a tough team to play against when the Big Ten season starts."

    The Hoosiers drop to 3-2 with the loss. They will wrap up their four match home-stand next Saturday with a pair of matches against Ball State and Marquette. Indiana will then head to North Carolina where they will face the TarHeels on February 28th. The Hoosiers will then travel just a few miles up Tobacco Road to race the 2nd ranked Duke BlueDevils.

         Indiana			Tennessee	Winner	Score
    Singles:
    1.  Correne Stout	vs.	Manisha MaholtraUT	6-1,7-5
    2.  Kelly Blanch	vs.	Margie Lepsi	UT	6-2,6-1
    3.  Megan McCarney	vs.	Whitney Dill	UT	6-7,6-4,6-2
    4.  Zahra Ahamed	vs.	Erin Lowery	IU	6-2,6-4
    5.  Jessica Anderson	vs.	Megan Russell	IU	7-5,6-2
    6.  Christy Sharp	vs.	Elizabeth 
                                    Seiverling	IU 	5-7,6-2,6-2
    Doubles:
    1.  Kelly Blanch/	vs.	Manisha Maholtra/	UT	8-6
        Correne Stout		Margie Lepsi	
    2.  Zahra Ahamed/	vs.	Candy Reid/		IU	8-3
        Megan McCarney		Megan Russell
    3.  Jessica Anderson/	vs.	Whitney Dill/		UT	9-7
        Christy Sharp		Erin Lowery
    


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