Indiana to Battle Vanderbilt Friday in NCAA Tournament
May 8, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The 2013 NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament kicks off this weekend, as Indiana will battle Vanderbilt on Friday, May 10, in the opening round. The match will begin at 10 a.m. ET in Clemson, S.C.
The Hoosiers are currently ranked 41st nationally and are the No. 3 seed in the Clemson regional as the Commodores are the No. 2 seed and sit at No. 19 in the national rankings. The winner of the match will advance to advance to take on the winner between the top seed of the regional and host, Clemson (14-7), and Eastern Kentucky (19-6), the fourth seed.
The NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament field is made up of 64 teams as first and second round play will take place in 16 regionals of four teams on campuses throughout the country. The 16 teams that advance from those regionals will move on to play in Champaign, Ill., as the University of Illinois hosts the NCAA Tennis Championships beginning on May 16.
IU has an 18-9 record going into Friday's match and is making its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2010. That year, the Hoosiers also drew Vanderbilt in the first round of the tournament as the Commodores topped Indiana in that match. IU is making its 28th all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament, all under the direction of head coach Lin Loring who is in his 36th season at Indiana and 40th overall. Loring, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA tennis history, sits just four wins shy of 800 career victories as a head coach with 796.
Indiana has two singles players and one doubles duo in the national rankings. Sophomore Katie Klyczek is 114th nationally as senior Leslie Hureau is No. 115 in singles. Hureau is also featured in the doubles rankings with teammate Carolyn Chupa, as the tandem is 55th in the country.
Vanderbilt is 15-11 on the year and went 7-6 in SEC play. This is the 19th-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance for the Commodores. Vanderbilt's Lauren Mira and Georgina Sellyn are both ranked nationally in singles as Mira is No. 63 and Sellyn is 95th. In doubles, Mira teams with Courtney Colton as they are the No. 12 tandem in the country.
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