April 12, 1998
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Like the wheels on an 18-wheeler, the Purdue women's tennis team continues to roll. The Boilermakers won their fifth straight Big Ten match by defeating Penn State 7-0 today at the Varsity Tennis Courts. Purdue improves to 10-7 overall and 5-1 in the Big Ten with the victory. The win today was the Boilers, 10th in their last 14 matches and gives them a three-match win streak to equal their season's longest. It also puts Purdue in a tie for the lead in the conference standings with two weeks remaining in the Big Ten regular season.
"We got off to a good start in doubles and singles," said Purdue coach Mat Iandolo. "That allowed us to make an easy match out of one that could have been more difficult."
Purdue claimed the first point of the match by winning all three doubles matches. The Boilers steamrolled the Nittany Lions in singles, winning all six, five in straight sets. Freshman Lisa Walgenbach remained undefeated (6-0) in Big Ten play with an easy 6-0, 6-2 victory over Carly Drum at the No. 5 spot. Sophomore Jennifer Embry won her fourth consecutive match with a 6-4, 6-2 decision over Alison Barnett at No. 2. Seniors Hally Cohen and Mary Beth Maggart, along with sophomore Shannon Taheny and freshman Erika Quebe, were also victorious.
Purdue has four conference matches remaining before the Big Ten tournament to be played April 30-May 3 at Wisconsin. Next up is a road weekend at Ohio State (April 18) and at Indiana (April 19).
Purdue 7, Penn State 0
SINGLES 1. Mary Beth Maggart (PU) def. Pilar Montgomery (PSU) 4-6, 6-0, 6-0 2. Jennifer Embry (PU) def. Alison Barnett (PSU) 6-4, 6-2 3. Erika Quebe (PU) def. Kelley Margolis (PSU) 6-2, 6-4 4. Shannon Taheny (PU) def. Teresa Whiteside (PSU) 6-0, 6-4 5. Lisa Walgenbach (PU) def. Carly Drum (PSU) 6-0, 6-2 6. Hally Cohen (PU) def. Kim Luff (PSU) 6-0, 6-4
DOUBLES 1. Maggart/Embry (PU) def. Montgomery/Barnett (PSU) 8-3 2. Quebe/Taheny (PU) def. Margolis/Luff (PSU) 8-4 3. Cohen/Laura Avgerinos (PU) def. Whiteside/Kate Ovelman (PSU) 8-3