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Hoosiers to defend record against Eagles

When the women's tennis team travels to Marquette at 11 a.m. Sunday, it is about more than simply winning matches -- it is about staying perfect. The Hoosiers are unblemished at 4-0. \nThe Hoosiers have had great success against the Golden Eagles in their past several meetings. IU won last season's battle 7-2 against then-ranked No. 36 Marquette. The Eagles visited Bloomington during the 2000 fall season for the Hoosier Classic Invitational, where no team results were kept.\nMarquette has had an up-and-down spring season, with wins against Colorado and Wisconsin-Milwaukee and losses to Ohio State and Illinois-Chicago. The Golden Eagles look to continue their winning ways after their 5-2 victory against Colorado last weekend. \nIU expects a difficult matchup Sunday. What might prove beneficial for the Hoosiers is that Marquette will be coming off its Saturday match-up versus another Big Ten team, Northwestern. \nThe Hoosier duo of senior Kelly Blanch and freshman Martina Grimm figure to play the Eagles' top pair of Genevive Charron and Laura Garcia at the No. 1 doubles slot. While Charron and Garcia are coming off a strong win against Colorado, Blanch and Grimm are a perfect 4-0 this season. \nAnd Blanch has excelled as the Hoosiers' top singles player, recently defeating Bowling Green's No. 1 Abby Bratton 6-3, 6-0. \nThe Hoosiers are an experienced team with two juniors and two seniors, while the Golden Eagles are relatively inexperienced at the college level, with eight freshmen on the team.

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