Women's Tennis Lose Close Match To Kentucky 5-4
March 29, 2000 Women's Tennis Lose Close Match To Kentucky 5-4
Bloomington, IN - The women's tennis team brought the match down to the last match before losing to 30th-ranked Kentucky 5-4.
The Hoosiers (10-5, 3-2 B ig Ten) began the day by splitting the six singles matches. Amanda Field gave the Hoosiers an early 1-0 lead with a victory over Jill Buckley 6-3,6-3 at No. 4. After Jessica Anderson lost at No. 1 to Carolina Mayorga 7-6,6-2, Jessica Levin won her match over Sarah Witten 5-7,6-4,6-1. The Hoosiers then dropped three-set matches at No. 5 and No. 6. Kelly Blanch tied the match at 3-3 with a three hour, three-set victory over Brooke Skeen 4-6,6-3,6-3.
The Hoosiers opened the doubles matches with a win at the No. 1 position. 30th-ranked Anderson and Blanch defeated Mayorga and Witten 8-1. The Hoosiers then dropped the match at No. 3 doubles as Field and Jennifer Hsia lost to Buckley and Rookledge 8-1. Levin and Becky Wallihan battled back at No. 2 doubles, but lost the deciding match to Leigh Bradwell and Skeen 8-5.
Head Coach Lin Loring said, "We played them a lot this year that we did a year ago. Our injuries are starting to catch up with us. We have players playing out of position in the lineup."
The Hoosiers will be away for a pair of matches in North Carolina
this weekend. The Hoosiers will face North Carolina on Saturday
and Duke on Sunday.
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