#55 Georgia Tech and #35 Marquette Up Next For Hoosiers
February 16, 1999#55 Georgia Tech and #35 Marquette Up Next For Hoosiers
ON TAP: Indiana (5-1) faces two more out-of-conference opponents this weekend in # 55 Georgia Tech and # 35 Marquette. Georgia Tech comes into Bloomington on Friday for a match at 2 p.m. Georgia Tech is currently 3-2 and have lost their last two matches to Georgia and Alabama. The homestand continues on Sunday as the Hoosiers take on Marquette at 10 a.m.. The defeated Marquette (4-2) in Bloomington last year 7-2.
WEEKEND SPLIT: The Hoosiers were able to split the last weekends home matches with Duke and Clemson. On Friday, the Hoosiers were defeated by #2 Duke 8-1. The only match the Hoosiers were able to win was at No. 2 doubles were Zahra Ahamed and Karie Schlukebir knocked off Megan Miller and Erica Biro. On Sunday, the Hoosiers bounced back with a 8-1 win over Clemson.
FABULOUS FRESHMEN: A big key to the Hoosiers early season success as been the play of their three freshmen. Going into this weekend they have a combined 12-3 singles record and a 10-1 doubles record. Karie Schlukebir leads the team with a dual singles match record of 5-1. She has a 13-7 record overall. In doubles, she has posted a team leading 5-0 dual record (13-6 overall. Amanda Field, playing at the No. 4 singles position, has posted a 4-1 dual record (11-5 overall). In doubles, she has a team leading 17-5 overall record, with a 4-1 record so far in dual matches. Ann Poosuthasee, has seen limited action in dual matches this winter, but has a 15-4 overall singles record, while posting a 3-1 record in her dual matches.
POTPOURRI: After last weekend the Hoosiers now have seven of their nine players with 10 or more wins in singles...Jessica Anderson leads the team with a 17-4 singles record, including 9 out of her last 10...Anderson, along with Amanda Field have the team lead in doubles victories with 17...Since being paired together in the beginning of the dual season, Zahra Ahamed and Karie Schlukebir have been a perfect 5-0 in doubles...Ana Ceretto has posted a win in 8 of her last 9 matches...Becky Wallihan has bounced back from offseason shoulder surgery to post a 4-1 doubles mark, along with Kelly Blanch.
HEAD COACH LIN LORING: Loring is entering his 22nd season as the Head Coach of the Hoosiers Women's Tennis team. In his 21 seasons, he has compiled a remarkable overall record of 252-130, while accumulating a 252-23 record against Big Ten opponents. The 4 time Big Ten Coach-of-the-Year and the 2 time National Coach-of -the-Year, has compiled a 563-147 overall record in his 25 year coaching career. Prior to Indiana, coach Loring had a 4 year stint as head coach at UC-Santa Barbara.
ON THE HORIZON: The Hoosiers begin their quest for their second straight and 16th Big Ten title as they travel to Minnesota for a match on February 27. The Hoosiers will then face ACC opponent North Carolina on March 7 in Bloomington.
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