Women's Tennis

    IU To Face Inter-State Rivals Notre Dame and Purdue

    Go Hoosiers! Lindsey Stuckey
    Go Hoosiers!
    Lindsey Stuckey
    Go Hoosiers!

    March 24, 2009

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University women's tennis team (9-6) plays #3 Notre Dame (16-2) on Thursday at 3 p.m.; either outdoors at the IU Varsity Tennis Courts or inside the IU Tennis Center, depending on the weather. Indiana will also travel for a road match on Saturday at Purdue (5-8), set for a noon start.

    Notre Dame's 16-2 overall record includes four wins over Big Ten schools. They have a pair of players in Kelcy Tefft and Kristy Frilling ranked nationally in singles at #33 and #49, respectively. Tefft can also be found in the double rankings, slotted as the #3 doubles tandem when playing with Kali Krisik.

    The Indiana-Purdue rivalry has been very tight on the women's tennis court over the past three years. The two schools have met four times during that span. The Hoosiers have taken the last two meetings by 4-3 tallies. In 2006, IU won the regular season match-up, 5-2, but dropped a 4-3 decision to the Boilermakers in the Big Ten Tournament.

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    The IU women's tennis program has earned the Adam Herbert Cup for the fall semester. It marks the third consecutive semester in which women's tennis has taken home the award. The Herbert Cup is awarded to the IU program with the highest overall team GPA.

    Lindsey Stuckey has been getting it done on the singles court over the past month. She has notched a `W' for her Hoosiers in three of four singles contests, with the lone defeat coming against the top-ranked Northwestern Wildcats.

    Thus far during the spring season, Sigrid Fischer has also seen some sustained success on the singles court. The senior captain is 10-5 in dual-match singles. The Hoosiers are 9-1 as a team in matches that Fischer wins her singles contest.

    The Hoosiers have already faced five opponents that are currently ranked in the nation's top-30 and today's opponent, Notre Dame, is no different as the 2nd-best team according to the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association national rankings.

    That doesn't even include Indiana's 4-3 win over Wake Forest on Feb. 28, when the Demon Deacons were ranked 23rd nationally.

    Michigan, ranked 19th, also remains on the schedule with an April 18 showdown looming for the Hoosiers.




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