March 20, 2012
GREENEVILLE, N.C.- The Marshall University women’s tennis team will challenge the East Carolina University Pirates at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the Thundering Herd’s first Conference USA matchup of 2012.
Marshall is 2-0 all-time against the Pirates and is riding high after a win over Winthrop that moved the team to a five match winning streak and an 8-6 record for the season. ECU, on the other hand, is 6-10 this spring and will enter Wednesday’s showdown having lost two consecutive matches to North Carolina and Furman.
The Herd also lost to North Carolina earlier in the season, but defeated the two teams’ only other common opponent, Virginia Tech, 4-3 while the Pirates fell 7-0 to the Hokies back in January. ECU is 0-1 at home this season, while Marshall is 2-4 on the road.