Women's Tennis Hosts Auburn in Home Opener

Boilermakers see first action in two weeks.

The Purdue women's tennis team will head into action for the first time in two weeks when it hosts Auburn on Feb 15 at 11 a. m. The Boilers (1-3) have not competed since Feb. 1 when they picked up a 7-0 win against Drake in Des Moines, Iowa. The Boilermakers currently are 50th in the Nation.

Purdue, which dropped its first three matches of the season to teams ranked in the nationis top20, is looking to build off the decisive victory over the bulldogs when the tigers come to town. Auburn was 1-0 with a victory over Samford heading into a Feb. 14 match at Indiana.

"I think the Drake match really helps in building our confidence, because the first 3 matches were against top 20 teams," said Purdue coach Mat Iandolo.

Leading the Boilermakers will be Jennifer Embry and Mary Beth Maggart. Embry, a sophomore, boasts a team-best 3-1 record at the No.2 singles position. She and Maggart, a senior, have teamed up to post a 3-1 mark at the top doubles position.

"Embry is playing really well right now which is no surprise I suspect in 2 years that she will be the best player in the Big Ten," said Purdue coach Mat Iandolo.

The Boilers will next take on the 25th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers on Feb 28.


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