Anderson and Field To Compete In ITA/Rolex Championships
November 3, 1998 Anderson and Field To Compete In ITA/Rolex Championships
On Tap: The Hoosiers complete their fall season this weekend as they compete in both the Hoosier Invitational and the ITA/Rolex Midwest Championships. The Hoosiers will send junior Jessica Anderson and freshman Amanda Field to South Bend, Indiana, to compete in the ITA/Rolex Midwest Championships. The rest of the team will compete in the Hoosier Invitational.
Georgia Tech Invitational: The Hoosiers competed in the Georgia Tech Invitational two weeks ago. They produced a winner in Flight C singles, as sophomore Ana Ceretto won her flight. In the round robin singles flight D, sophomore Jennifer Hsia and freshman Ann Poosuthasee, both went an undefeated 4-0.
Recapping Last Year: After finishing the Big Ten season with a 6-4 record , and a sixth seed in the Big Ten Tournament, the Hoosiers regained top form as they went on to win the Big Ten Tournament. The Big Ten Championship was their first in the last three years and their 15th since 1980. The season came to an end, however, in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Midwest Regionals, as they lost to the Regional top-seed UCLA. The Hoosiers ended their year with a 17-11 overall record, with a 11-4 Big Ten record and a #35 national ranking.
Head Coach Lin Loring...is entering his 22nd season as the Head Coach of the Hoosiers Women's Tennis team. In his 21 seasons, he has compiled a remarkable overall record of 252-130, while accumulating a 252-23 record against Big Ten opponents. The 4 time Big Ten Coach-of-the-Year and the 2 time National Coach-of -the-Year, has compiled a 563-147 overall record in his 25 year coaching career. Prior to Indiana, coach Loring had a 4 year stint as head coach at UC-Santa Barbara.
Youth Movement: This year the Hoosiers will be looking for contribution from a all ten players. With Kelly Fitzgerald as the team's lone senior, the team will look at their younger players to carry this years team. Juniors Jessica Anderson and Zahra Ahamed, along with sophomore Kelly Blanch should be the cornerstones of the team this year. Anderson led the Hoosiers for the second straight last year, with 29 victories. Ahamed ended the year with a 23-13 record in singles and had a 32-7 doubles record. Blanch played half the season and saw time at #2 singles, and also earned a trip to the NCAA Doubles Tournament.
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