Indiana Returns Home After a Five Week Absence
April 8, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's tennis team returns to the friendly confines of the IU Tennis Complex for the first time in over five weeks this weekend. The Hoosiers welcome Wisconsin on Saturday, April 9. Then on Sunday, April 10, IU will battle Minnesota. Both matches will begin at 11 a.m. ET.
The Hoosiers are hoping to bounce back from a tough road stretch that resulted in losses in five stops against conference schools. Of those tough defeats, Indiana fell in 4-3 heartbreaking results in four of those matches. IU Hopes that returning home can help in getting on the upside of those types of close matches.
"I've said all season that the home courts in tennis are worth one point a match," Head Coach Lin Loring said. "I honestly feel if we had played these at home, we would be 4-1 right now, there is no doubt in my mind. It will be good to finally play at home. We have been on the road for four-consecutive weekends. Win or lose, it will be good to be back home sleeping in our own beds and playing tennis on our own courts."
Wisconsin stands at 11-7 on the season with a 2-2 mark in Big Ten play, winning in three of its last five matches. Minnesota comes to Bloomington with a 5-11 mark on the year, but picked up a big win over No. 60 Michigan State last weekend for its first conference triumph of the season. The Gophers are led by Natallia Pintusava, who is ranked No. 56 in singles play on the season.
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