Hoosiers Are Tournament Bound
May 2, 2002
Bloomington, Ind. - The Indiana womens tennis team was selected as an at-large team to the 64 team field of the 2002 NCAA Division I Womens Tennis Championships. The Hoosiers will make their 20th appearance in the National Championships over the last 24 years. Last season, they lost the Washington State in the regionals, 4-0.
Indiana (17-9) will travel to Vanderbilt, where they will battle the Auburn Tigers (14-6) in the one regional match up. In the other, the host and fourth-seeded Commodores (25-4) will square off with the Murray State Racers (17-9). The regional competition will be held May 10-12 with times to be announced.
The NCAA Division I Women's Tennis tournament is a 64 team field at 16 regional sites with the top 16 teams serving as hosts. The field is comprised of 31 conference champions and 33 at-large qualifiers. Five Big Ten teams qualified for the tournament, including Northwestern, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Michigan, and Indiana.
The winner of the sixteen regional competitions will advance to the NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championships at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium in Stanford, California, hosted by Stanford University. The team championship will be held May 16-19.
The Hoosiers duo of junior Karie Schlukebir and sophomore Linda Tran became the 20th Hoosier team to be selected for the NCAA doubles Championships. The tandem was one of 32 teams selected for the competition. Schlukebir and Tran own a 33-9 record and have won their last 13 matches.