Coming off a 1-1 record opening weekend, the Lady Toppers will face Middle Tennessee on Saturday at 10 a.m. CT in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, at the Adams Tennis Center followed by Indiana on Sunday at 10 a.m. CT in Bloomington, Indiana, at the IU Tennis Center.
Schedule of Play (all times CT)
Saturday, Feb. 4, 10 am – WKU vs. Middle Tennessee
Sunday, Feb. 5, 10 am – WKU vs. Indiana
Middle Tennessee leads the all-time series 23-11 while Indiana and WKU face off for the first time.
Most recently, WKU clashed against Middle Tennessee in the opening round of the Conference USA Championships on April 21, 2016. The Lady Toppers were winning comfortably, 3-0, before the Blue Raiders made the comeback to conclude WKU’s season. MT comes into the match with a 2-2 record after topping Belmont and Lipscomb – WKU’s next two opponents after the weekend.
Indiana (3-1), led by Madison Appel who earned Big Ten Tennis Athlete of the Week on Jan. 24, went 1-1 as well last weekend losing to Washington State and defeating Cincinnati.
WKU senior Elpida Malamou is off to a hot start in 2017 tallying a 2-0 record, including a win over Louisville’s No. 1 player. The Greece native, counting back from last season, has now won 15-straight singles matches.
“I feel great even though I didn’t practice a lot over the winter break, due to the weather being cold back home,” said Malamou. “So I’m excited that I could perform at that level the firs t weekend and I’m looking forward to the upcoming matches.”
Freshman Monica Malinen is also undefeated in singles posting a 2-0 record at the No. 5 spot.
Admission is free to the Adams Tennis Center and live stats will be available for both matches.
Middle Tennessee Live Stats | Indiana Live Stats
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WKU Athletic Communications Assistant