IU To Face Inter-State Rivals Notre Dame and Purdue
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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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.
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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