INDIANA OUSTS HIGHLY TOUTED BADGERS
April 11, 1998
MADISON, Wisc. - The Indiana women's tennis team had two tough hurdles to battle in their trip to Wisconsin. The first was regrouping from a tough defeat at home versus Kentucky in time to battle the 19th-ranked Badgers. The second was at number one singles where Wisconsin's Barbara Urbanska came in with a 17-11 record. The Hoosiers managed to overcome both in a hard fought 4-3 victory.
At number one singles, Correne Stout overcame losing the first set in her 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-4 victory over Urbanska. The victory was expecially difficult after Stout had sprained her ankle after going down 4-2 in the deciding set. Stout's victory was the deciding point in the Hoosiers' triumph. She upped her singles record to 21-7 overall, 10-7 in duals, and 4-2 in the Big Ten.
Wisconsin managed to roll off three victories at number two, three and four singles. However, Zahra Ahamed at number three managed to take Wisconsin's Tracy Zobrist to a third set. The Hoosiers evened the score at number five and six singles with victories by Jessica Anderson and Christy Sharp, respectively. Anderson raised her record to 22-10 overall, 12-3 in duals, and 6-0 in the Big Ten. Sharp's record jumped to 15-8 overall, 6-3 in duals, and 1-0 in the conference.
Blanch and Stout fell at number one doubles 8-5 to Urbanska and Marjon Copier. However, the Hoosiers would not be denied the doubles point as Megan McCarney and Zahra Ahamed rolled at number two doubles 8-2, and Christy Sharp and Kelly Fitzgerald squeaked out a 8-6 victory at number three doubles.
Indiana is now 10-7 overall and 4-2 in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers will
face Northwestern on Sunday in Evanston, Illinois.
INDIANA WISCONSIN WINNER SCORE
1. Correne Stout vs. Barbara Urbanska IU 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4
2. Kelly Blanch vs. Andrea Nathan UW 7-5, 6-1
3. Zahra Ahamed vs. Tracy Zobrist UW 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
4. Megan McCarney vs. Marjon Copier UW 6-1, 6-2
5. Jessica Anderson vs. Roz Sweeney IU 6-4, 6-0
6. Christy Sharp vs. Dena Baritot IU 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
1. Kelly Blanch/ vs. Marjon Copier/ UW 8-5
Correne Stout Barbara Urbanska
2. Megan McCarney/ vs. Andrea Nathan/ IU 8-2
Zahra Ahamed Tracy Zobrist
3. Christy Sharp/ vs. Dena Baritot/ IU 8-6
Kelly Fitzgerald vs. April Gabler
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