Women's Tennis

    Indiana Hosts the Badgers Saturday at 11 a.m.

    Go Hoosiers! Evgeniya Vertesheva
    Go Hoosiers!
    Evgeniya Vertesheva
    Go Hoosiers!

    March 25, 2010

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The N0. 38 Indiana University women's tennis team (10-5) hosts Big Ten Conference foe Wisconsin (5-10) on Saturday at 11 a.m. EST. If the current weather forecast holds up, the match will be held outside at the IU Varsity Tennis Courts, but if inclement weather arrives it will be played indoors at the adjacent IU Tennis Center.

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    Indiana has dominated the series with Wisconsin as of late, winning the last seven meetings between the two schools. The Hoosiers last loss to UW came back in the 2002 Big Ten Tournament.

    Since senior Lindsey Stuckey has been on campus, the Cream and Crimson have out-scored Wisconsin by a total of 23 teams points to two. And she has played a large role in the recent domination, posting a 4-0 career singles record versus the Badgers. Junior Charlotte Martin has also arose victorious in each of her career meetings with Wisconsin, owning a 3-0 mark heading into Saturday.

    The Hoosiers comes in ranked No. 38 in this week's Intercollegiate Tennis Association's team rankings. Freshman Leslie Hureau's 19-8 singles record during her rookie campaign has earned her a national ranking of No. 118.

    In addition, IU's duo of Lindsey Stuckey and Evgeniya Vertesheva are owners of the No. 70 slot in the national doubles rankings after winning 12 of 15 matches together.

    The Hoosiers had some fun in the sun last week during their spring break trip to Orlando, Fla., mixing in trips to the beach and several theme parks to go along with some tennis action, of course.



    Indiana played multiple singles and doubles matches against No. 49 Auburn and No. 56 Oklahoma State over the course of four days. Playing in a tournament format with a unique scoring system devised by the three head caoches, each team had a winner based on the number of games won in both singles and doubles during the four days of competition. Indiana's top player was Myriam Sopel while Sasha Belova and No. 46 Fani Chifchieva were tabbed the winners for OSU and Auburn, respectively.

    "This is exactly what we needed," said Head Coach Lin Loring last Thursday. "We played outdoors for the first time this season against some very good players. Every player on our team saw many different opponents and different playing styles. Each day we got a little better playing outdoors. We should be ready for the remainder of our conference schedule when we return home."


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