Women's Tennis

    Hoosiers Return Home For Ohio State

    Go Hoosiers! Senior Laura McGaffigan is a mainstay at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Hoosiers.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Senior Laura McGaffigan is a mainstay at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Hoosiers.
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 3, 2007

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's tennis team puts its undefeated Big Ten record on the line against Ohio State. Action begins at 3 p.m. on the Varsity Tennis Courts.

    LAST TIME OUT
    The Hoosiers remained undefeated in Big Ten action with a 5-2 victory over Michigan State on Sunday, April 1. Although Indiana dropped the doubles point, it rebounded to win five of the six singles matches for the win.

    THE WEEKEND AHEAD
    Ohio State is 14-5 this season and 3-1 in the Big Ten, with its only conference loss coming to Iowa, 7-0. The Buckeyes are ranked 48th in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Associaton (ITA) poll. Julie Blackmore and Ally Mueller have each competed at No. 1 singles this year, and the duo team up to compete at No. 1 doubles.

    HOOSIERS RANKED IN ITA POLL
    The Hoosiers are ranked 34th in the latest ITA FILA Collegiate Rankings of the season, released April 3. Indiana began the year ranked 43rd, and was ranked as high as No. 29 on Feb. 21. Indiana is one of seven Big Ten teams ranked in the poll. Northwestern, ranked No. 10, leads all Big Ten teams in the poll.

    UNDEFEATED IN CONFERENCE ACTON
    The Hoosiers are currently 4-0 in the Big Ten. The last time that Indiana started the conference campaign 4-0 was in 1995. Indiana was 13-0 in conference play that season.

    HOOSIERS UPSET RANKED OPPONENTS
    Senior Laura McGaffigan became the latest Hoosier to upset a ranked opponent with a 6-4, 6-1 win over No. 60 Joelle Schwenk at No. 2 singles against Kentucky on Feb. 18.

    Indiana's biggest win as a team came against No. 21 Kentucky. With the Hoosiers ranked 29th, the team took the doubles point, then won four of the six singles matches to clinch a 5-2 victory. McGaffigan, sophomore Sigrid Fischer, senior Cecile Perton and freshman Lindsey Stuckey all won in singles.

    BERDALA EARNS INDIVIDUAL RANKING
    Sophomore Alba Berdala began the year ranked No. 86 nationally in the FILA Collegiate Tennis Rankings. It was the first time in her career that she was ranked. Berdala is 16-12 on the year in singles.

    STELLAR SEASON
    Senior Cecile Perton started the dual-match season with nine straight singles wins at No. 5 and is 19-10 on the year. Perton competes with Sigrid Fischer at No. 2 doubles. The duo won its first eight matches of the spring campaign, and is currently 18-7 on the season.

    STUCKEY REACHES 20 WINS
    Freshman Lindsey Stuckey became the first Hoosier to reach 20 wins this season with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Ida Malmberg of Minnesota on March 25. Her victory clinched the match win for Indiana. Stuckey is 21-10 overall.

     

     


       

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