Feb. 22, 2005
The 57th-ranked University of Iowa women’s tennis team (4-2) travels to 20th-ranked Notre Dame (4-4) Sunday. Competition will take place at Eck Tennis Pavilion at 10 a.m. CST.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Notre Dame has wins over Ohio State, Michigan, Wake Forest and Boston College. Losses have come against No. 6 Vanderbilt, No. 18 Harvard, No. 5 Duke and No. 9 North Carolina.
Catrina and Christian Thompson are the top-ranked doubles team in the nation. Additionally, Catrina is ranked 32nd in singles and Brook Buck is 60th.
Iowa Versus Notre Dame
The Fighting Irish lead the series, 10-1. Notre Dame won, 6-1, last season. Iowa’s only victory was in 1999, which advanced the Hawkeyes to the “Sweet Sixteen” of the NCAA Championships.
Last Weekend Notes
Iowa swept last weekend’s competition, going 7-0 against Marquette and Bowling Green. The Hawkeyes didn’t lose a single set against either team.
Hawkeyes On Fire
Hillary Mintz and Anastasia Zhukova are both 8-0 this spring. Each has two tournament wins and six dual victories. Mintz plays at the No. 2 position, while Zhukova is No. 3. Additionally, Zhukova has yet to play a third set, winning 72 games to her opponents’ 24 in dual singles matches.
Hawkeyes In the Rankings