Mar. 20, 1997

Women's Tennis to Take on Michigan and Michigan State

The Purdue women's tennis team gets back into Big Ten action when it plays at Michigan and Michigan State this weekend. The Boilers play in Ann Arbor on March 22 and in East Lansing on March 23.

Purdue is 5-7 overall and 1-1 in the Big Ten this spring. In the conference opener on Feb. 14, the Boilers fell to Minnesota in Minneapolis. Two days later, however, Purdue handed Iowa a 5-2 loss to even its league record. Next, the Boilers face the 18th-ranked Wolverines. Michigan is the highest nationally-ranked team in the Big Ten. They are led by Sarah Byganiak who is ranked 49th in the country.

To combat the Maize and Blue, Purdue will use its talent and depth. With junior Mary Beth Maggart playing well at the No. 1 singles spot, Purdue has the ability to get off to a good start. Maggart is currently ranked 38th in the country. Freshman Jen Embry, Johanna Hall and Shannon Taheny will look to give the Boilers a lift in the No. 2-No. 4 positions, while senior Rachel Fiset and Amanda Scott will bring their veteran know-how to the No. 5 and No. 6 spots, respectively.


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