First Serve: Ball State women's tennis will host two Mid-American Conference matches this weekend. The Cardinals will first face Akron Friday and then will close out league action against Buffalo Saturday. Both matches will begin at 1 p.m. Ball State will also pay tribute to its two seniors Lauren Pickrel and Paola Rodriguez.
Last Serve: Ball State recently won a 4-3 Mid-American Conference season opening match thriller at Miami, March 23. Kristel Sanders three set singles victory claimed the historic win for the Cardinals. Before the loss Saturday, Miami had won 33 straight MAC regular season matches. It is only the second time in school history that Ball State has defeated the RedHawks. Miami has won 17 MAC regular season championships.
What's Next: The Cardinals continues MAC action at home next weekend against Toledo and Eastern Michigan with both matches beginning at 1 p.m.
Note: All matches will be played at the Cardinal Creek Tennis Center weather permitting. All indoor matches are played at the Muncie YMCA Tennis Center.