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Broncos Travel For Pair of Matches in Texas

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 03/14/2013
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THE MATCH-UPS

Western Michigan Broncos (7-7) at Houston Cougars (9-4)
Friday, March 15 // 12 p.m. ET

Western Michigan Broncos at #29 Rice Owls (9-4)
Saturday, March 16 // 4 p.m. ET
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THE SERIES
This will be the first ever meeting between the Broncos and the Cougars, but this will actually be the third-ever meeting between the Broncos and the Owls.  Rice owns a 2-1 advantage in the all-time series with Western Michigan, with the last meeting coming during the 2010 dual match season.  Only two Broncos remain from that team, seniors Maggie Remynse and Jill Pastunink.

LAST TIME OUT

By the time the Broncos take the court on Friday afternoon against the Cougars, it will have been nearly two weeks since they last played a match.  The Broncos split a home doubleheader on March 2, falling to #14 Purdue in the morning before defeating Oakland in the nightcap.  Nini Sujashvili was near-perfect in the doubleheader, posting a 3-1 overall record that included two victories at No. 1 singles and a win at the No. 2 doubles against the Golden Grizzlies.

FINAL TUNE-UP BEFORE MAC PLAY
This weekend's matches will represent the final non-conference matches of the season for the Broncos, who will open conference play at home next week with matches against Eastern Michigan and Toledo.  The Broncos have finished in third place or better in the Mid-American Conference in each of the last 30 seasons under head coach Betsy Kuhle.
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