Women's Tennis Tops Iowa 5-2
February 27, 2000 Women's Tennis Tops Iowa 5-2
Bloomington, IN - The women's tennis team concluded a successful weekend to open the Big Ten season with a victory over Iowa 5-2 today.
The Hoosiers (7-1, 2-0) began the day by continuing their brilliant doubles play by sweeping all three matches. Their doubles record for dual matches is now 20-2. At No. 1, Jessica Anderson and Kelly Blanch defeated Toni Neykova and Shera Wiegler 8-6. At No. 2, Jessica Levin an d Becky Wallihan were victorious over Natalya Dawaf and Jennifer Sinclair 8-5. Amanda Field and Jennifer Hsia, playing at No. 3, won their match over Erica Johnson and Megan Kearney 8-2.
Indiana continued its momentum in the singles by winning four matches. Field, playing at the No. 5 position, defeated Johnson 6--3,6-3. At No. 1, Anderson was victorious over Shera Wiegler 6-4,6-3. Wallihan clinched the Hoosiers victory with a win over Sinclair 3-6,6-4,6-1 at No. 6. Levin won her eighth straight match and improved her dual match match to 8-0 with a victory over Megan Kearney 6-2,2-6,7-6
Head Coach Lin Loring said, "We beat four straight ranked opponents in Maryland, Marquette, Iowa and Wisconsin, so we are very pleased with that. Our last three opponents (Iowa, Marquette and Maryland) all beat us last year, so it was nice to beat all three this year. It was a really good college match that could have gone either way. They won all the close matches in a last year's 4-3 match. We won the close matches this year. It was just a great win for us."
Indiana will be in action next weekend with a home match against Tennessee on Sunday at 10 a.m.
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