At the beginning of the year, Head Coach Larry Peterson set two goals for his Indiana University of Pennsylvania women’s tennis team. Peterson aimed to host regionals and be the regional champions and advance to the National Collegiate Athletic Association championships in Surprise, Ariz.
The Indiana University of Pennsylvania women’s tennis squad has made a habit of living up to expectations this year. The Crimson Hawks advanced to their third straight Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championship and won their third consecutive Atlantic Regional Championship.
The Indiana University of Pennsylvania women’s tennis squad had most of its opponents seeking shelter for the past two months. To wrap up their third consecutive Atlantic Regional Championship over the weekend, they were forced to do the same.
The Indiana University of Pennsylvania women’s tennis team will get another shot at a championship on its home court. But this time the stakes are a little higher. Maple Street Courts will once again host one of two National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Atlantic Regional Tournaments this weekend.
The Indiana University of Pennsylvania women’s tennis team’s sea- son came to an end Sunday with a loss to California in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship. Friday, the women took on Kutztown in the semifinal matchup. The Crimson Hawks led 3-0 until the rain set in and the match was postponed.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Emilia Osborne has been named the Pennsylvania State Atheltic Conference West Women’s Tennis Player of the Week. Osborne became the third women’s tennis player to be honored, joining Katie Eaton and Tanya Timko.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania women’s tennis ended its regular season on a high note with victories over West Liberty and West Virginia State over the weekend. The Crimson Hawks dominated at West Liberty Friday 9-0, extending their streak of winning sets to 47, dating back to their match with Grand Valley State March 29.
Being undefeated at home is not unheard of. Ten straight wins is difficult, but has been done before. The Indiana University of Pennsylvania women’s tennis team pulled the trump card and took it a couple steps further. The Crimson Hawks dominated Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference rival Slippery Rock Monday by a 9-0 margin at the Maple Street Courts.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Katie Eaton, senior, has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week. Eaton earned the title after a combined 9-1 week, boasting an undefeated 5-0 mark at number one singles, while also going 4-1 at the first doubles spot.
The majority of the IUP student population are from Pennsylvania, or at least the United States. However, that is not the case for the women’s tennis team. The team is home to several athletes from other countries. There are several women from abroad and a small portion of athletes from Pennsylvania.
IUP enters this week’s pivotal matchup against Clarion with the news that they’re seventh in the first regional rankings of the year. Seventh isn’t the place that any team wants to be this time of the year.