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Women's Tennis Hosts NIU & Campus Kids Day Saturday

Ball State hosts Northern Illinois Saturday, 1 p.m.

Next Up:  The Cardinals host IPFW Wednesday, 4 p.m.

Ball State women's tennis hosts Northern Illinois in Mid-American Conference action Saturday afternoon at the Cardinal Creek Tennis Center beginning at 1 p.m.  If inclement weather occurs the match will be moved indoors at the Muncie YMCA Tennis Center.  Last week the Cardinals dropped both of its MAC matches to Western Michigan (6-1) and Bowling Green (6-1).  Ball State owns an overall record of 5-13 with a 0-6 MAC mark.

Women's Tennis Hosts USTA Campkids Day Saturday:  The Ball State University women's tennis team will host its second annual USTA Kids' Day event following its tennis match at home against Northern Illinois Saturday, April 14 at 1 p.m.  The event is called the USTA Campus kids day which includes on-court games, drills, food and prizes which will begin approximately at 4 p.m. and will end at 5 p.m.  Kids should bring a racket and a pair of tennis shoes (no black sole shoes).  The Ball State tennis match will be played at 1 p.m. at the Cardinal Creek Tennis Center weather permitting, or if inclement weather were to occur the match and the Kids' Day will be moved indoors to the Muncie YMCA Tennis Center.  Please see attached PDF for further information.

Wild Still At .500 In MAC Action:  True freshman Courtney Wild went undefeated in MAC singles action two weeks ago, after posting a 6-4, 6-4 straight set victory over Nino Mebuke of Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti.  Wild also defeated Toledo's Kelsey Anonsen,  7-6 (2-0), 6-7 (0-5), 10-4 in Toledo, Ohio.  Wild won both her matches at No. 1 singles and then added another stunning three-set victory on court one against Western Michigan Friday, April 6, improving her overall record to 18-11 including fall play and 11-7 in the spring.  She also owns a 3-3 league mark.

Digital Guide Now Available:  The Ball State women's tennis digital guide is available online at by clicking the digital guide page.

2011-12 Recruiting Class Earns National Ranking:  Under the guidance of second-year head coach Christine Bader, the Ball State women's tennis program's recruiting class was ranked No. 18 in NCAA Division I by for the 2011-12 class. The Cardinals signed Ashlyn Rang and Courtney Wild for the 2011-12 season.  Ball State (18) joins Miami (7) as the only schools from the Mid-American Conference that was nationally ranked.  BSU was ranked above Montana, Wofford, Charlotte, Johns Hopkins, Houston, Gonzaga and UMass.  BSU was also the lone school from the state of Indiana to earn a top-25 ranking.

Quote from Head Coach Christine Bader:  Our home match this Saturday against NIU will be a challenging test for us. They are after us. I need my team to step up and rise to the occasion. After the match we will host Campus Kids Day. This event exposes junior players, parents, and coaches to college tennis. Following the match you will have the opportunity to play tennis and games with our current student-athletes. We will have prizes and food. It is a fun event that my team really enjoys.
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