Iowa Women's Tennis Blog: Merel Beelen

Jan. 22, 2010

Iowa tennis fans will be able to follow members of the Hawkeye tennis team as they blog about the 2010 season . The Iowa student-athletes will discuss the Hawkeyes’ upcoming matches, road trips and what it’s like being a student-athlete at the University of Iowa.

IOWA CITY, IA – First match of the season… Notre Dame! They are currently ranked sixth in the nation and their No. 1 doubles team is ranked 12th in the country. It is a tough opponent but a great opportunity for us to start the season. On Sunday we’ll play Eastern Michigan. They are currently unranked but definitely an opponent we should not underestimate. We have an exciting weekend ahead of us but we’re ready! We’ve been working hard on and off the court and the team is excited to start a long season. As a fifth-year senior I have the opportunity to play another year and I’m planning to make the most of it. I’m very thrilled to start playing again.

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