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    Wildcats Host Busy Weekend at Combe Tennis Center

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Fedor Baev and the Wildcats take on three teams at Combe Tennis Center.
    Fedor Baev and the Wildcats take on three teams at Combe Tennis Center.

    Feb. 7, 2013

    Northwestern vs. Vanderbilt
    Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 • 3 p.m.
    Combe Tennis Center

    Northwestern vs. Harvard
    Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 • 1 p.m.
    Combe Tennis Center

    Northwestern vs. Valparaiso
    Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 • 7:30 p.m.
    Combe Tennis Center

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    EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern welcomes a trio of opponents to the Combe Tennis Center this weekend, facing off against No. 40 Vanderbilt, Harvard and Valparaiso.

    The Wildcats open up against Vanderbilt at 3 p.m. Friday before Saturday's doubleheader against Harvard at 1 p.m. and Valparaiso at 7:30 p.m.

    NU (8-1) is coming off a successful weekend that saw it notch a pair of road wins, defeating No. 35 NC State 4-3 and William & Mary 7-0.

    The Wildcats captured the doubles point against the Wolfpack and got victories Spencer Wolf, Raleigh Smith and Alex Pasareanu in singles play. Northwestern then pulled out four three-set wins in singles against the Tribe in a match that was closer than the final team score.

    Vanderbilt (4-2) has wins over Butler, Minnesota, Middle Tennessee State and Tulane to its credit this season while dropping matches to Michigan State and Georgia. The Commodores' lineup features a trio of ranked singles players in No. 17 Ryan Lipman, No. 20 Gonzales Austin and No. 114 Kris Yee.

    Harvard (2-3) defeated Notre Dame and St. John's but has dropped matches to Oklahoma, Alabama and Old Dominion. The Crimson posted a 23-3 record a year ago and defeated Virginia Tech in the opening round before falling to 12th-seeded Florida.

    Valparaiso (4-1) has notched victories over Western Illinois, Grace, Chicago State and Dayton this season while its lone loss is to Northern Illinois. The Crusaders posted an 8-14 record a year ago. Valpo's eight-man roster features six freshmen.


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