Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Upsets during weekend of Big Ten women's tennis

March 15, 2010
As many of the Big Ten women's teams spent their weekend playing each other, there were some surprising results.

Illinois vs. Indiana-The No. 44 Fighting Illini defeated the No. 28 Hoosiers, 6-1, on Friday.  It was a third straight loss for Indiana, who started the season on a roll.  For Illinois, is was a great win where they took the doubles point and pulled off singles in straight sets. The final match, though, ended in a retirement for Leslie Hureau, giving Megan Fudge 6-3,2-3 win.

Michigan State
The Spartans lost a non-conference match to Santa Clara on Thursday (6-1) before taking off for spring break.

The Gophers are out in California, where they fell in a close one to Loyola Marymount on Sunday, 4-3.

vs. Wisconsin-
The Wildcats, currently ranked No. 1 in the country, dominated the Badgers
to a 7-0 shutout without gving up a set.

Ohio State
vs. Purdue-
It was a close match,  but the No. 57 Boilmakers pulled the upset over the No. 30 Buckeyes.  The doubles point went to Purdue, ias did the first two singles matches for a 3-0 lead, but Ohio State came back for the next three matches.  It all came down to court 2, where Jennifer Rabot defeated Paloma Escobedo 1-6,7-5,6-4, for the win.

Penn State
The Nittany Lions fell to SMU 7-0 in a non-conference match.

The Iowa and Michigan women were off this weekend.

Photo of Jennifer Rabot courtesy of Purdue Sports Information.
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