March 6, 2010
Overall thoughts on Saturday's win over the Jayhawks
"A 7-0 win over a very talented and deep team like Kansas is ground-breaking for us. We did have a couple of matches that went three sets, and I thought that both teams did a really good job of battling and playing high-percentage tennis. Today, I honestly think the girls just decided that they wanted to win. I challenged them in the locker room before the match to just believe - believe what they are capable of. I showed them some results from teams that are ranked in the Top 75 and I said, `Girls, here is where we are and the only way to get to that caliber is you have to step up and beat teams like Kansas. Enough talking. If you want to beat teams like Kansas, you have to do that today.'"
On winning the doubles point
"I thought they did a really good job of setting the tone in doubles. We really focused so much in doubles this week and they did an amazing job of taking away a doubles point from a very talented lineup on the Kansas side."
On her team's ability to bounce back from early deficits to complete the sweep
"It is enough to say it, but you have to truly believe that you are that caliber of player. They proved that today. They proved a lot of things today. They proved that they can battle with anybody in the country. This is another baby step for us. To beat a team of this caliber 7-0 is good for a lot of things, but more than anything, it's good for confidence and momentum."
On the difference between a 7-0 win today and a 6-1 loss last year
"I told them in the locker room that last year, we won five total games in doubles. We lost 8-1, 8-1, 8-3. We're a different team now. We're different, we're smarter, we're older and we're wiser on the court. I told them that they're going to have to do something early and can't afford to give a team like Kansas a 1-0 lead. All the hard work we did this week really paid off. Obviously, it was a really nice turnraround for us after losing to them 6-1 last year. This is one of the things we talk about getting better and moving in the right direction. I think this just reiterates that today."