Redbird Women Tennis Set to Host UIC
Junior Hannah Esker
Junior Hannah Esker

March 16, 2011

NORMAL, Ill. - The Illinois State women's tennis team will host Illinois-Chicago Thursday at the Evergreen Racquet Club in Bloomington, Ill.

The Redbirds enter this weekend after traveling to Memphis, Tenn., where they took down Detroit-Mercy Friday, 6-1, playing some of the best singles matches of the year. ISU also took on Memphis, Saturday, but fell, 6-1, bringing its overall record on the season to 4-5.

The Flames are no stranger to Illinois State, as the two teams have competed against each other 12 times, with the Redbirds leading the series 10-2. The two teams last met April 21, 2009, where junior Hannah Esker contributed to the Redbirds 6-1 victory with a win at the No. 5 position.

Head coach Chris Hoover thinks Thursday's match is going to be a real challenge for his team.

"We're excited to play," said Hoover. "It is always tough after a loss to get back into the swing of things, but UIC is a good team and we are really going to have our hands full with them. It is going to be a tough match for everyone.

The match is set to begin Thursday at 12 p.m. CDT, at the Evergreen Racquet Club.

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