Women's Tennis

    Hoosiers Face DePaul and Xavier on Saturday

    Go Hoosiers! Junior Alba Berdala
    Go Hoosiers!
    Junior Alba Berdala
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 28, 2008

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 28 Indiana Unviersity women's tennis team is faced with their fifth nationally-ranked opponent of the spring on Saturday, the No. 57 DePaul Blue Demons. In the matinee, Indiana will welcome Xavier to Bloomington.

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    "DePaul is having a great year, they just pounded Purdue 6-1," said Head Coach Lin Loring. "They have a very talented team. We have had some players out this week with injuries that we will need to get back on the court if we want to win this match. I am expecting a very exciting college match."

    The Hoosiers have seen DePaul (9-3, 2-0 BIG EAST) once this season already in the fall, competing against them at the Western Michigan Super Challenge. IU had the advantage in singles play, winning four of six matches versus the Blue Demons while DePaul captured both doubles contests between the two institutions.

    DePaul has downed three ranked foes during the spring, and Xavier also poses a challenge with a 7-4 mark in the 2008 campaign. Live match updates will be available for both matches via the women's tennis schedule page on IUHoosiers.com

    "Xavier is a level below DePaul, but because it will be the second match, and I'm not sure some of our players can play two matches, I'm expecting this match to also be close," said Loring.




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