Herd Tennis in Utah for Midweek Matches|
March 17, 2014
MATCH 14: No. 65 MARSHALL (10-3, 0-0 C-USA) at No. 37 UTAH (9-4, 0-0 Pac-12)
MATCH 15: No. 65 MARSHALL (10-3, 0-0 C-USA) at No. 64 BYU (4-6, 0-0 WCC)
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – As its Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) ranking continues to improve, the No. 65 Marshall tennis team will take on No. 37 Utah and No. 64 BYU on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively, in the state of Utah to kick off five-straight road matches for the Thundering Herd.
HAVE YOU HERD?
With the Kelly green squad having posted a flawless scorecard on the day, Marshall’s singles competitors have now won a combined 14 singles matches. Senior Karli Timko (Houston, Pa.) has been dependable this season with a 9-2 overall record in doubles play and a 10-2 mark in singles matches. Timko has won nine of her last 10 singles matches.
Marshall first checked in at No. 70 (Feb. 18) and has appeared in the rankings in every week since, with its highest rank so far this season having been No. 59 (Feb. 25) after road wins over Iowa State (Feb. 22) and Minnesota (Feb. 23).
SCOUTING THE UTES
The dual match against the Herd will be the fourth in eight days for the Utes, capping a busy week in which Utah will have faced four ranked teams.
SCOUTING THE COUGARS
In six matches this season against ranked opponents, BYU is 1-5 and looking to improve its mark when the Herd comes to the Indoor Tennis Courts in Provo.