Women's Tennis

    Hoosiers rebound to defeat Michigan State

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    ="rebound"> MARCH 29, 1998

    Hoosiers rebound to defeat Michigan State

    East Lansing, MI--Indiana's women's tennis team rebound nicely from its tough loss to Michigan yesterday, defeating Michigan State 7-0 to improve its record to 8-5 overall; 2-2 Big Ten. The Hoosiers dominated, winning every singles match but one in straight sets and giving up no more than three games in doubles.

    Correne Stout again played well for the Hoosiers, defeating Brooke West 6-4,6-3 at the top spot. Kelly Blanch also looked sharp at number two, knocking off Niki Skogerboe 6-3,6-1. Senior Megan McCarney, back in the lineup for the Hoosiers, proved she was ready to play, blanking Jami Tannenbaum, 6-0,6-0 at the four spot. The only match that went to three sets was at number six, where Christy Sharp hung on for a 2-6,6-1,6-3 win.

    In doubles, the Hoosiers were simply too much for the host school. Blanch and Stout beat up on the Spartans number one team 8-1 while the number two team of Zahra Ahamed and McCarney notced an 8-3 decision. Indiana swept the doubles with an 8-3 decision at the three spot also.

    "This was another good doubles showning," said Indiana head tennis coach Lin Loring. "The difference between this match and the Michigan match was that we played much better in singles."

    The Hoosiers are back in action next weekend as they return home to host a pair of matches. Big Ten opponent Ohio State comes calling on Saturday and then the Hoosiers will tackle border rival Kentucky on Sunday.

         Indiana			Michigan		Winner	Score
    1.  Correne Stout	vs.	Brooke West		IU	6-4,6-3
    2.  Kelly Blanch	vs.	Niki Skogerboe		IU	6-3,6-1
    3.  Zahra Ahamed	vs.	Isabell Oelze		IU	6-2,6-2
    4.  Megan McCarney	vs.	Jaime Tannenbaum	IU	6-0,6-0
    5.  Jessica Anderson	vs.	Brook Townsend		IU
    6.  Kelli Hayes		vs.	Christy Sharp		IU	2-6,6-1,6-3
    
    Doubles:
    1.  Kelly Blanch/	vs.	Isabell Oelze/		IU	8-1
         Correne Stout		Brooke West
    2.  Zahra Ahamed/	vs.	Kelli Hayes/		IU	8-3
         Megan McCarney		Jaime Tannenbaum
    3.  Kelly Fitzgerald/	vs.	Niki Skogerboe/		IU	8-3
         Becky Wallihan		Brooke Townsend
    


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