U-M & MSU Match Notes
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 40 Indiana women's tennis team (12-10, 6-2 Big Ten) will play its final two regular-season Big Ten matches of the year at home against No. 41 Michigan and Michigan State. The Hoosiers will face the Wolverines on Friday, April 22, at 4 p.m., and the Spartans on Sunday, April 24, at 10 a.m. Weather permitting; both matches will be played on the IU Varsity Tennis Courts. If inclement weather should arise, the contests will take place in the IU Varsity Tennis Center.
News & Notes:
***Senior Dominika Walterova will play in her last home match for the Hoosiers on Sunday against Michigan State. The Zlin, Czech Republic, product has totaled 55 doubles wins and 38 singles victories for her career.
***The Cream and Crimson dropped only its second Big Ten road contest in two years when it fell at Iowa on April 17. Indiana had been 4-0 this season away from home, and posted a mark of 5-1 in 2004. The Hoosiers lost their lone match last year, 6-1, at then-No. 6 Northwestern on March 28.
***Walterova and junior Sarah Batty moved to 7-1 in Big Ten doubles action with an 8-7 (3) win over sophomore Meg Racette and freshman Milica Veselinovic of Iowa on April 17.
***Batty earned her first career national ranking of 120th in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Assocation Poll released on April 19. Senior Dora Vastag stands at 122nd in this week's poll.
***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.
Big Ten Scenarios:
Northwestern, 9-0 in Big Ten play, has locked up the top seed for the Big Ten Tournament, April 28-May 1, in East Lansing, Mich. Indiana (6-2 Big Ten), Iowa (6-2), Michigan (5-3) and Illinois (5-3) are all vying for the No. 2-seed.
If the Hoosiers and Hawkeyes tie, Iowa would grab the No. 2-seed because it defeated IU in the head-to-head matchup.
The Indiana-Michigan winner would own the tiebreaker if those two squads were to end the year with the same league record, and the Hoosiers garner the tiebreaker over the Illini, having beaten them earlier this year.
Iowa will play at Illinois on Saturday, April 23, and at Purdue on Sunday, April 24. The Illini's second match of the weekend will be at home against Minnesota Sunday. The Wolverines travel to Penn State for their conference finale on Sunday as well.
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