Women's Tennis Heads to Western Michigan For Weekend
Oct. 31, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University women's tennis team will compete in their fourth and final tournament of the fall season this weekend at Western Michigan University. Other schools participating in the Invitational will be Denver, DePaul, Wichita State and Yale.
"We never play Wichita State or Yale, so it will be fun to see some new teams and players," said Loring. "Since we play Western Michigan and DePaul during the dual match season, it will give us an early look at their new players that we are not familiar with."
Each of the five opponents have at least one individual or doubles team nationally-ranked in the ITA preseason rankings. Denver has a trio of singles players all slotted in the top 111 while Western Michigan's doubles team of Kirsten Pahl and Priyanka Parekh sit at No. 60.
Overall, the Hoosiers have captured the title in six singles flights and two doubles flights thus far in the fall season. There will be four singles flights this weekend in Kalamazoo, Michigan and the competition is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. The doubles competition format is yet to be determined.
"This is our first indoor tournament and the courts will be faster than our first three tournaments," said Head Coach Lin Loring. "So it will be a great opportunity to see the team compete in a different environment."
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