Kentucky, #10 Tennessee to Visit IU Tennis Center
Feb. 19, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University women's tennis team (7-2) welcomes in Kentucky (1-6) and No. 10 Tennessee (5-2) this weekend for a pair of home matches inside the IU Tennis Center.
Saturday's match against the UK Wildcats is set for an 11 a.m. start while the contest versus Tennessee has been moved up to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday as both the men's and women's teams will be competing simultaneously (the men's team plays Harvard).
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MOVING ON UP
With a dual-match record of 7-2, the Hoosiers now have their highest ranking of the 2009-10 season at No. 37 in the country.
SCOUTING THE COMPETITION
Individually, two Lady Vols can be found in the latest ITA singles rankings, including Catilin Whoriskey, the reigning SEC Player of the Week, slotted seventh in the country. Her teammate, Maria Sorbello is also one of the best in the land, ranked 38th. Sorbello took home the conference's weekly accolade back on Feb. 3.
In addition, Whoriskey pairs with Natalie Pluskota to form the top-ranked doubles duo. They are 19-1 on the year heading into the weekend. The UT tandem of Rosalia Alda and Zsofia Zubor can also be found in the rankings, tabbed as the 20th-best doubles team in the land.
GETTING IT DONE IN THE CLASSROOM
"Ramiro and I are really proud of the team," said Coach Loring after the fifth consecutive honor. "The team has different members each year, but we've ben able to keep the streak going. We always stress academics and I think it really shows."
Seven of eight Hoosiers earned GPAs of 3.0 or better last semester. In spring of 2009, every single eligible Hoosier women's tennis player was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team (freshman are not eligible).
The team was recognized in front of a sell-out crowd during the footbal game against Purdue this past fall (above), announcing the program's fourth straight Herbert Cup award. They will be honored at the men's basketball game on Mar. 6 for their fifth GPA title.
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