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Feb. 9, 2006
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Cincinnati vs. Louisville/So. Miss
Dates: Friday, February 10, 2006
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Times: 7 p.m. EST/5 p.m. EST
Site: Bass-Rudd Tennis Center; Louisville, Ky.
Records: Cincinnati: 0-5
Southern MIss: 0-2
Last Meetings: April 13, 2005 in Louisville, Ky.
No. 71 UL 6, UC 1
April 16, 2004 in Louisville, Ky.
USM 4, UC 3 in C-USA Tourney
Kimberly Jones (San Diego St.)
At UC: 3rd year, 12-36 (.250)
Overall: 3rd year, 12-36 (.250)
Greg Davis (Indiana-Indianapolis `94)
At UofL: 4th year, 64-28 (.696)
Overall: 7th year, 196-50 (.797)
Randy Rowley (Southwestern College `84)
At USM: 4th year, 35-32 (.696)
SETTING THE SCENE: The University of Cincinnati tennis team seeks its first win of the spring when it travels to Louisville to take on the No. 75 Cardinals and former Conference USA foe Southern Miss at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. The Bearcats (0-5) will face the 6-1 Cards on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. They will then take on the 0-2 Golden Eagles on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m.
CINCINNATI PROBABLE STARTERS 2005-06 STATISTICS
Singles Overall Dual
1. Elizabeth Young, 5-7 Fr., Knoxville, Tenn. 5-10 1-4
2. Lindsay Willeford, 5-5 So., Denison, Texas 4-11 1-4
3. Jenny Rowen, 5-7 Fr., Little Rock, Ark. 5-12 0-5
4. Jill Klauck, 5-9 Sr., San Antonio, Texas 6-6 1-1
5. Carling Arundel, 5-11 Fr., Marietta, Ga. 5-7 0-2
6. Madison Reasoner, 5-8 Jr., Dayton, Ohio 4-10 0-5
Doubles Overall Dual
1. Carling Arundel/Jenny Rowen 0-4 0-2
2. Hannah Hinton, 5-11 Jr., Gainesville, Fla./Elizabeth Young 0-2 0-2
3. Madison Reasoner/Lindsay Willeford 0-4 0-2
LAST TIME VS. LOUISVILLE
UC dropped its fourth consecutive match, 6-1, in a loss to No. 71 Louisville on April 13, 2005 in Louisville. The Cardinals won five of six singles matches and two of three doubles matches. Cincinnati's two wins on the day came by default. Cincinnati senior Cristina Reyes faced a difficult foe in Louisville's Leslie Stewart at the first singles position. Despite winning the first set, Reyes eventually fell 2-6, 6-2, 10-7. Hannah Hinton and Samantha Liu also fought a tough battle at first doubles before being defeated by Natalie Laszkowski and Kelly Taylor, 9-7.
LAST TIME VS. SOUTHERN MISS
No. 12 Southern Miss defeated 13th-seeded Cincinnati, 4-3, in the consolation round of the 2004 Conference USA Women's Tennis Championship in Louisville. After losing the first set, USM's Grace Kammerer came back and won the next two sets against UC's Samantha Liu to clinch the victory for the Golden Eagles. After Southern Miss won two doubles contests to take a 1-0 lead, the Bearcats roared back to claim the No. 1, No. 3 and No. 5 singles spots. Jill Klauck at No. 5 and Hinton at No. 3 both swept their opponents. Lyndsey Molony also won at the No. 1 singles spot. Southern Miss' Nikhila Narra won at No. 2 with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Cristina Reyes, while Kammerer rallied back to win at No. 4 for the Golden Eagle victory.
In UC's opening three dual matches, coach Kimberly Jones has had some difficulty filling out a lineup as only four Bearcats were healthy to play singles. Three of those missing were newcomers, but two were UC's leading returning winners, Jill Klauck and Hannah Hinton. With this lineup the Bearcats went 0-3, as freshman Elizabeth Young earned the only win. Hinton returned to doubles play against Indiana State and Klauck went 1-1 against Pittsburgh and West Virginia.
YOUTH IS SERVED
Now in her third year, head coach Kimberly Jones is getting settled in her recruiting and this year has UC's largest freshman class in years. After graduating a very successful senior class last season, UC has five newcomers this year. Three of them, Carling Arundel, Jenny Rowen and Elizabeth Young, are tied for second on the team in wins.
Senior Jill Klauck and freshman Jenny Rowen each won consolation championships at the season-opening Spartan Cup in September, hosted by Michigan State. Klauck defeated Michigan State's Pascale Schnitzer, 6-4, 6-2, to claim the Flight A consolation title. For the weekend, she won three-straight matches after dropping her opener. Rowen won the Flight B consolation title by forfeit after earning victories in two of her first three matches.
The Bearcats have boasted extremely successful freshmen in the last five years. Lyndsey Molony won 19 singles matches in 2000-01, the third-most ever by a UC freshman. Julie Klauck surpassed that total the next year with 20 wins, and Jill Klauck took it further in 2002-03 with 21 wins. Hannah Hinton won 17 singles matches and a team-best 23 doubles contests in her initial season. This year boasts three freshmen each have five singles wins: Carling Arundel, Jenny Rowen and Elizabeth Young.
HOME AT LAST
The Bearcats have been without on-campus courts since the 2000-01 season, playing at various venues around the city and a majority of matches on the road. This spring that changes as the brand new, six-court UC Tennis Center opens as part of the Richard E. Lindner Varsity Village. The inaugural match on the courts is scheduled for Wednesday, March 1 against Ball State.