The Stetson women's tennis team (2-0) returns to the court this Friday, playing host to Iowa State (0-2) at 2:30 p.m. It will be "Poster Day" at the Mandy Stoll Tennis Center, as the Hatters will hand out signed posters to fans in attendance.
The Hatters enter Friday's contest having won their first two matches of the season. They opened with a 7-0 win over Flagler College on Feb. 2, and recently defeated Charleston Southern 5-2 on Feb. 9. In both matches, Stetson has got off to a strong start by winning the doubles point, giving the team momentum heading into singles play.
"We are pleased with the way the team has started the season," Assistant Coach Christophe Noblet said. "But everybody also understands that we need to improve every time we step on the court."
That next time will be Friday against Iowa State, who enters the match at 0-2 after losing its first two matches of the season to Iowa and Marquette. Iowa State will be the first Big 12 Conference opponent the Hatters have faced since facing the Cyclones back on March 18, 2003.
"Iowa State has an excellent squad," Director of Tennis Pierre Pilote said. "They play one of the strongest schedules in the nation every year, so they are accustomed to a high level of competition. This is definitely a match that our ladies were looking forward to since the beginning of the season."
If fans can't make it out to the Mandy Stoll Tennis Center on Friday for "Poster Day," live stat updates will be available on GoHatters.com, and the @StetsonTennis Twitter feed will provide updates all afternoon long.