Team takes on No. 40 Indiana

Ball State's women's tennis team takes on its toughest opponent this season Saturday, as the Cardinals face No. 40 Indiana.

Head coach Kathy Bull said although Indiana is heavily favored, she thinks the team is up for the challenge.

"This game will be a sure sign of what we're capable of," Bull said.

Sophomore Melissa Roach will match up against the 25th-ranked singles player in the nation: senior Amanda Field. Field, Indiana's captain, posted a 25-13 singles record last year.

Bull said she is most impressed with Field's consistency and patience.

"No doubt, Amanda has a great deal of experience," Bull said. "If (Roach) brings the game she brought to the court Tuesday, it will be a good match."

Roach beat Butler's Amy Steiner 6-0, 6-1, as Ball State defeated the Bulldogs 6-1 Tuesday.

Bull said she thinks the team can build on that success.

"I call them gamers," Bull said. "(The team) seems to thrive on challenges."

The Cardinals play Indiana at 1 p.m. at the Muncie YMCA Indoor Tennis Center.


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