Minnesota & Iowa Notes
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 37 Indiana women's tennis team (11-9, 5-1 Big Ten) will hit the road for a pair of Big Ten matches this weekend at No. 75 Minnesota (5-11, 0-6) and No. 49 Iowa (10-7, 4-2). The Hoosiers and the Golden Gophers square off on Friday, April 15, at 3 p.m., and the Cream and Crimson battle the Hawkeyes on Sunday, April 17, at 10 a.m.
News & Notes
***Junior Sarah Batty defeated her third ranked opponent of the year when she downed Notre Dame's Brook Buck, ranked 90th in the country, 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (4), at No. 2 on April 10. It was Batty's 11th three-set match of the year; she is 6-5 in three-setters.
***With victories against Ohio State and Notre Dame, sophomore Cecile Perton joined classmate Laura McGaffigan as the second Hoosier to reach the 20-win plateau. The Briey, France, product is now 20-9 on the year.
***Indiana is 11-1 when it captures the doubles point. The Hoosiers lone loss when owning the tandem mark came to then-No. 19 Texas A&M, a close 4-3 decision, on Feb. 13.
Double Your Pleasure
Quick starts from the Hoosiers' doubles tandems have been key to earning wins. IU is 9-0 when the No. 1 team wins, 9-2 when No. 2 is victorious and 10-4 when No. 3 earns a conquest.
Good, Good Start
The Cream and Crimson opened its Big Ten slate with a 3-0 record. The last time that IU started conference play winning its initial three matches was during the 1999-00 season. The Hoosiers also claimed all three victories on the road. IU last opened Big Ten play with three victories away from home during the 1993-94 campaign.
Doing Work At The Top
Senior Dora Vastag defeated Wisconsin's Caitlin Burke, ranked 100th in the nation, 6-4, 6-3, on April 3. It was, amazingly, the 12th ranked player that she has faced this season. Indiana is 9-0 when Vastag is victorious at the top singles spot.
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