By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA - Business has been very good lately for the USF tennis team that has won three of its past four matches heading into Saturday's noon meeting with Illinois State at the USF Varsity Courts.
The Bulls will be back on their home court at noon on Sunday to face Marquette in third phase of a four-match homestand to finish out the regular season. Admission is free.
"These are good matches, but they have to be building matches to get us stronger," head coach Don Barr said. "I think they have taken some pressure off of themselves to let their games develop the way they should be developing."
Things are far different for the Bulls than they were at the start of spring when six straight matches got away from them. USF defeated No. 29 Notre Dame on March 17 and started this week off by handing in-state rival UCF a 7-0 loss on Thursday in Tampa.
"What is in our picture is to become a better team and represent USF when conference time comes," Barr said. "We have to get good enough so that we can win the conference in still make it to the NCAAs."
The Bulls finish up the regular season Friday, April 13 against MTSU before hosting the Big East Tournament on Thursday, April 19.