Women's Tennis Looks to Continue Hot Start
LEXINGTON – The 21st-ranked Kentucky women’s tennis looks to build on its best start in two decades on Sunday when it travels to 37th-ranked Indiana for a 10 a.m. tilt.
The Wildcats are 6-0 on the young season with a pair of wins over ranked opponents, including a 5-2 thrashing of No. 26 Harvard just a week ago. The Hoosiers matched UK win for win and then some to begin the year, going 8-0, before dropping their last two battles.
Senior Joelle Schwenk and freshman Sarah Woestmann have led the way for the Wildcats, each owning a perfect 6-0 dual mark. Schwenk has won nine straight dating back to the fall and sports an impressive 17-4 overall record this year.
Meanwhile, Woestmann has yet to taste defeat as a collegian as she is also a perfect 6-0 in doubles with partner Carolina Escamilla. Kentucky has won the doubles point in all six dual contests this year, going 16-2 in individual doubles matches.
Since 1994, Kentucky has owned the series with its border-state rival, posting a 9-1 mark. The two teams did not meet last year for the first time since 2002, but the Wildcats took the last meeting in 2005, 6-1. Indiana’s lone win in the past 10 meetings came in 2004.
The match is the third in a four-game road swing for UK that wraps up Tuesday at rival Louisville.