OXFORD, Ohio - The Miami tennis team faces its toughest conference test of 2013 this weekend when it travels to Western Michigan on Friday and Bowling Green on Saturday. The RedHawks have won four straight contest and would clinch a share of the Mid-American Conference title with a sweep.
Miami, four-time defending regular-season champions have won four straight since a conference-opening loss to Ball State on March 23. They are 4-1 in league play and 8-12 overall after a sweep Eastern Michigan and Toledo last weekend.
Junior Nimisha Mohan leads Miami with a 20-10 record, including 12-8 in dual matches. She has won seven of her last 10 outings. Sophomore Alix Thurman has had similar success, posting a 19-11 overall mark. Christiana Raymond and Ramona Costea are both undefeated in MAC play at 5-0, playing No. 3 and No. 6, respectively.
Western Michigan is 11-10 overall, but is tied for first with the RedHawks in the MAC standings. Miami holds a 19-17 series lead, but has won five straight dating back to 2008. The two schools have combined for 28 of the 32 Mid-American Conference regular-season titles in league history.
Bowling Green enters the weekend with a record of 14-3 in dual-match play, 3-2 in MAC action. The Falcons are tied for second with Akron and Ball State, one game behind the Broncos and RedHawks.
Both matches start at 1 p.m. Live stats will be available on Friday.