Women's Tennis Defeats Rival Purdue 5-2
March 11, 2000 Women's Tennis Defeats Rival Purdue 5-2
Bloomington, IN - The women's tennis team remained undefeated in Big Ten play with a victory over 51st-ranked Purdue 5-2.
The 37th-ranked Hoosiers (8-2, 3-0) began the day by taking the doubles point. After Jessica Anderson and Kelly Blanch lost their match to 15th-ranked Jennifer Embry and Shannon Taheny 8-0 at No. 1, Indiana won the matches at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions. At No. 2, Jessica Levin and Becky Wallihan easily defeated Lynsey Fick and Erika Quebe 8-1. At No. 3, Amanda Field and Jennifer Hsia won their match over Melissa Iqbal and Lisa Walgenbach 8-4 to clinch the point.
In singles, the Hoosiers dominated the No. 4 and No. 5 positions. Levin breezed past Iqbal 6-0,6-0 at the No. 4 position. Field clinched the win for the Hoosiers with a victory over Fick 6-1,6-0 at the No. 5 position. Kelly Blanch, playing at the No. 2 position, won her match over Taheny 6-1,6-3. After the match was decided, Wallihan picked up a win after Walgenbach retired at No. 6. Wallihan was winning 4-2 in the first set.
Head Coach Lin Loring said, "That was a good win for us. Allows us to start 3-0 in the Big Ten. We have played the No. 4 and No. 5 positions very well. So far, we have played six matches that could have gone either way before we started and we won five of them. I am extremely pleased with how we are playing at this point of the season. If we can get some of the injured players healthy, I think that we can finish strong."
Indiana will finish its homestand next weekend with matches
against Akron and Ball State next Sunday. The match against Ball
State will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the match against Akron will
start at 2:30 p.m.
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