East Lansing, Mich. The No. 35 Indiana womens tennis team had a 6-1 win over Michigan State on Sunday, April 11 to give head coach Lin Loring his 600th win at Indiana and his 642nd career win. Indiana on the season is 13-6 overall and 5-1 in the Big Ten to move into a tie for second position in the Big Ten standings. Michigan State falls to 7-10 overall, 2-4 Big Ten record.
Getting my 600th win at Indiana is a reflection of a lot of great players and coaches who have surrounded me at Indiana, Loring said. It also reflects a lot of great memories I have had over the years.
The Hoosiers began the morning by winning at all three doubles positions by the score 8-2. Senior Linda Tran and sophomore Sarah Batty downed Keri Thompson and Caroline Lay, junior Dora Vastag and freshman Laura McGaffigan had the win over Sarah Andrews and Shelley Brady, while seniors Karie Schlukebir and Martina Grimm had the victory over Jessica Baron and Pascale Schnitzer.
It was a great win for us today to keep us in a tie for second in the Big Ten, Loring said. We really played well in doubles against a team who is known for having good doubles teams.
The Hoosiers then added wins at the No. 2 through 6 singles positions to secure Indiana the 6-1 win. In the five singles matches Indiana won, the Hoosiers did so all in straight sets.
Indiana continues its road-stretch next weekend when the Hoosiers travel to Iowa on Saturday, April 17 for a match against the Hawkeyes at 10 a.m. Indiana then plays Minnesota on Sunday, April 18 at 10 a.m.