PULLMAN, Wash. – The Purdue women’s tennis team will compete in its first road dual of the spring season Saturday, traveling to Washington State for a 3 p.m. ET match. The contest inside the Hollingberry Fieldhouse is the Boilermakers’ second rematch from 2017. Purdue defeated the Cougars 6-1 in West Lafayette, Indiana a year ago, while sweeping Butler 7-0 both seasons.
The Boilermakers enter the match 4-1, with their only loss to No. 23 Ole Miss. Sophomores Rafaella Baquerizo and Caitlin Calkins are a perfect 3-0, while fellow classman Alex Sabe is 4-1 overall. Freshmen Ena Babic carries the same record into the match, but has won four-straight, including a straight-set victory over No. 62 Sabina Machalova of the Rebels
In doubles, Purdue is 12-3 against the field, with its only losses coming to Ole Miss.
On Washington State
The Cougars are undefeated after five matches, including a 2-0 mark are home. Most recently, the team defeated fellow Big Ten program Iowa 5-2 in a neutral site contest.
Similar to Purdue, Washington State enters the match with one ranked singles player in No. 109 Tiffany Mylonas.
From Coach Glitz
“Last week, our goal was to come out with energy and intensity, and I thought the team did a great job doing just that,” Glitz said. “I also like that our energy and intensity keep getting better; as our matches become more difficult, our attitude and approach will be the deciding factor.
“Washington State is a good team, but we are hitting the ball well right now. I believe we are ready for the challenge.
“The first road match is always a different experience, especially for our newcomers, but I know the team is excited and prepared to compete away from home.”