Hoosiers Making First Road Trip of the Spring
Feb. 21, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University women's tennis team (7-2) hits the road for the first time of the spring, heading south to the state of North Carolina for a pair of matches in Winston-Salem on Saturday. First up is a noon showdown with No. 19 Wake Forest on their home court. The No. 28 Hoosiers are also set for a 6 p.m. match versus the University of North Carolina at Greensboro later in the day.
"With the exception of Duke, Wake Forest will be the best team we have played this year and this is our first road trip of the season," said Head Coach Lin Loring. "We are excited to go on the road and play such a good team. It will be a great test for our team and will get us ready for our Big Ten season which opens with a road trip to Ohio State."
Wake Forest's doubles tandem of Alexandra Hirsch and Sasha Kulikova are the 28th-ranked doubles team in the latest ITA national rankings (released on Feb. 20). Live match updates will be available for the Wake Forest match via the women's tennis schedule page on IUHoosiers.com.
The Tampa, Fla. native is one of just two Big Ten players to be sitting atop the conference individual singles wins list at 9-0. Northwestern's Suzie Matzenauer enters the weekend at 9-0 as well.
ITA NATIONAL RANKINGS
Other top-30 opponents on Indiana's spring schedule include: Duke (#8), Notre Dame (#15), Wake Forest (#19), Kentucky (#22) and Tennessee (#23).
FILLING IN NICELY
Sopel, as well as Stephanie Heller, were given the nod in the singles starting lineup once again versus Ball State. The results were the same as both Sopel and Heller rolled to 6-0, 6-0 victories over the Cardinals. Prior to singles play, Heller also teamed up with Charlotte Martin for an 8-1 doubles win against Ball State. That marked Martin's dual match doubles debut.
BERDALA DOWNS RANKED FOES
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