Women's Tennis Post Best Ever Conference Mark of Six Wins
Boilers to face Indiana on Sunday.
April 18, 1998
PURDUE, Ind.- In the 22-year history of the women's tennis program at Purdue, only two times has the team won six conference dual matches. With today's win at Ohio State, the Boilers became the third team to match this feat. Purdue stands at 11-7 overall and 6-1 in the Big Ten, good enough for a share of the league lead with Minnesota. "Today was avery good road win over a team which doesn't have a great record, but is a tough team to play," coach Matt Iandolo said. Although senior Mary Beth Maggart lost a three-set thriller in the No. 1 singles slot, sophomore Jennifer Embry topped Briana Harris in straight sets 7-5,6-0 at No. 2.
Purdue's bottom three of Shannon Taheny, Lisa Walgenbach and Hally Cohen each won, propelling the Boilers to victory. Walgenbach, a freshman, is undefeated in her inaugural conference season, posting a 7-0 record and 15-11 overall mark.
The Boilers' doubles team of Erika Quebe and Taheny picked up the only Boiler win. The duo defeated Mandy Yeley and Carolina Nahuz 8-6. "We feel good going onto tomorrow against Indiana," Iandolo said. The Boilers will head to Bloomington Sunday to face the Hoosiers at 10 a.m.