Women's Tennis Enters Weekend Road Swing
Saturday, Jan. 26 // 10 a.m.
Western Michigan Broncos at Indiana Hoosiers
Sunday, Jan. 27 // 11 a.m.
The Western Michigan women's tennis team will make their first road trip of the dual match season, when they take on Butler and Indiana in a pair of road matches in the state of Indiana. The match against Butler is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, while the match against the Hoosiers will take place on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m.
This will be the sixth-ever meeting between the Broncos and the Bulldogs, with WMU holding a 5-0 edge in the all-time series. The last time the teams met was in 2012, when the Broncos swept Butler 7-0 in the first half of a doubleheader. This will be the 30th meeting between the Broncos and the Hoosiers, with Indiana holding a 29-0 advantage in the all-time series.
WHAT THEY DID IN THE FALL
Members of the Broncos went 1-1 against members of the Hoosiers during the fall tournament season, with both of those matches coming at West Hills Athletic Club as part of the WMU Super Challenge. Kathleen Hawkins defeated Alecia Kauss handily in singles play, winning 6-2, 6-3 in her opening match of the tournament. Conversely, Kelsey King fell in her only meeting with one of the Hoosiers, losing to Jithme Jaywickrema 6-1, 6-2 in the finals of her draw. The Broncos did not face any individual members of the Bulldogs during the fall tournament season.
SUJASHVILI NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Junior Nini Sujashvili sparked the Broncos to a pair of wins to start the 2013 dual match season, and for her efforts was named the MAC Player of the Week for Jan. 23. Sujashvili went 4-0 over the first two matches of the seasons, including two No. 1 singles wins and two No. 1 doubles wins against Dayton and Valparaiso, respectively. Sujashvili was one of five Broncos to win both of their singles matches in the opening day doubleheader, and one of only four to go 4-0 to start the season.
REMYNSE KEEPS THE MOMENTUM
Senior Maggie Remynse parlayed a strong finish to the fall tournament season into an equally strong start to the spring dual match season, and now the veteran player can boast the best active singles win streak on the team. Remynse has won each of her last four matches, including her final two matches at the WMU Super Challenge (against Louisville's Alex Tachovsky and Marquette's Vanessa Foltinger, respectively), as well as her singles matches against Dayton and Valparaiso earlier this week. Remynse is 7-3 in her last 10 singles matches.