Bloomington, Ind. - With two days of action now complete at the Hoosier Classic Invitational, the Big Ten schools continue to shine against their Big 12 competition.
The three Big Ten teams in the field (Indiana, Iowa and Ohio State) combined to put together a 20-11 record on Saturday against opponents Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri. Through two days, the Big Ten now owns a 44-20 advantage in head-to-head competition.
The host Hoosiers were led on Saturday once again by Karie Schlukebir and Linda Tran. The two, who combine to form the 13th-ranked doubles tandem in the nation, not only won both their doubles matches on Saturday, but the won in resounding fashion. Schlukebir and Tran shut out Missouri's Mary Barry and Britteny Holliday, 8-0, then came back to blank Kansas State's Jessica Simosa and Halyer McIver, 8-0.
Schlukebir and Tran both won their respective singles matches as well, with Schlukebir downing Kansas State's Andrea Cooper, 6-3, 6-4 and Tran handing K-State's Petra Sedimajerova, 6-4, 6-0.
Also enjoying a productive day for the Hoosiers was Martina Grimm, who teamed with Sophie Rychlik to win both of her doubles matches (an 8-2 decision over Missouri's Cassie Drake and Kelly Crull and an 8-6 victory over Ohio State's Taryn Bowen and Lindsay Adams), as well as claim a 6-4, 7-5 singles win over Kansas State's Jessica Simosa.
Through the first two days of competition, Indiana has strung together a 16-9 record against all competition.
The Hoosier Classic Invitational concludes tomorrow, with action set to begin at 10 a.m.