Feb. 26, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville men's tennis team will play host to No. 23 Northwestern at 4 p.m. on Friday at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. Admission is free.
"We are excited about hosting Big Ten power Northwestern at Bass- Rudd on Friday," said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. "They have a great tennis tradition which includes, Todd Martin, former finalist at Wimbledon. Coach Arvid Swan had done a great job of making them at team to be reckoned with again. This is a part of what I call the best home match slate in program history."
UofL (7-3) enters this Friday's match ranked No. 38 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) team rankings. The Cards are coming off a 5-2 loss to No. 20 Wake Forest on Sunday, Feb. 23.
Following Friday's match, the Cards will travel to Norman, Okla., to face third-ranked Oklahoma on March 2.
Cards versus Northwestern
Series Record: The Cards lead the series 5-4
Last Meeting: Jan. 20, 2013 - The Wildcats defeated the Cards 4-1 in Evanston, Ill.
Scouting the Wildcats: The No. 23 Wildcats improved to 10-4 on the season and 7-1 at home with a 6-1 victory over Valparaiso on Feb. 23. The No. 21 doubles team of Raleigh Smith and Mihir Kumar had an 8-6 victory over the No. 14 doubles team of Casey MacMaster and Denis Nguyen of Harvard on Feb. 21. No. 85 Freshmen Sam Shropshire is coming off an 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 loss to Jeffrey Schorsch of Valparaiso on Feb. 23.