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    Northwestern Hosts Harvard In Second Match This Weekend

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Nazlie Ghazal is 8-2 at No. 5 in duals after her 6-1, 6-1 win Friday
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Nazlie Ghazal is 8-2 at No. 5 in duals after her 6-1, 6-1 win Friday
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    March 8, 2008

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern will resume dual competition as the No. 1-ranked team when they host Harvard at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 9. With Friday night's 7-0 victory over Wisconsin, the Wildcats improved to 12-1 in dual competition this year.

    In its last match, Northwestern swept Big Ten rival Wisconsin 7-0, losing only one set on the entire evening. Sophomore Samantha Murray (Altrincham, England/Altrincham Grammar) clinched the match when her 6-2. 6-1 singles victory at No. 3 put the Wildcats up 4-0.

    The 'Cats have won six consecutive matches and put the No.1-rank on the line against the Harvard Crimson, where Northwestern holds a 9-1 all-time series lead.

    Harvard is still in search of its first dual victory this season. In its last meeting, the Crimson lost 5-2 versus No. 74-ranked Boston College. All but one of Harvard's losses this season has come against nationally ranked opponents.

    Northwestern takes a two-week hiatus after this weekend, with its next four matches coming on the road. In its next match, the 'Cats will travel to Austin, Texas to take-on the No. 16-ranked Texas Longhorns at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25.