Jan. 11, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's tennis team opened its spring schedule with a perfect day in singles play on Friday in the Adidas IU Winter Invitational. The Hoosiers also won two matches in doubles action.
In doubles, Indiana's Jithme Jayawickrema and Gabrielle Rubenstein topped Bowling Green's Emily Reuland and Nikki Chiricosta 8-4. Also picking a doubles win for IU in a match tiebreaker were Alecia Kauss and Shannon Murdy, as they defeated Maddy Eccleston and Katie Grubb from BG, 9-8 (5).
In singles, IU's Leslie Hureau topped No. 87 Emily Reuland of BGSU in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2 in the top flight. Kauss won in the second flight for the Hoosiers over Chiricosta, also in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2.
Sophie Garre and Katie Klyczek were dominant in their singles matches for IU. Garre won in the third flight over Bowling Green's Eccleston, 6-1, 6-1, as Klyczek topped BG's Hill ,giving up just one game, 6-0, 6-1.
Rubenstein took care of Jade Johnson from BGSU, 6-2, 6-1. IU's Carolyn Chupa outlasted Katie Brozovich (BG) in a tough battle, 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6), in the sixth flight. Jayawickrema and Ariel Beckerman made it a perfect 8-0 day for IU singles with wins in flight No. 7.
Play will resume on Saturday morning with doubles action at 10 a.m. ET at the IU Tennis Center.
Day 1 Indiana Results
Jayawickrema/Rubenstein IU def. Reuland/Chiricosta BG, 8-4
Clark/Rhyner UM def. Chupa/Klyczek IU, 8-6
Kauss/Murdy IU def. Eccleston/Grubb BG 9-8 (5)
Flight 1 - Hureau IU def. No. 87 Reuland BG, 6-4, 6-2
Flight 2 - Kauss IU def. Chiricosta BG, 6-4, 6-2
Flight 3 - Garre IU def. Eccleston BG, 6-1, 6-1
Flight 4 - Klyczek IU def. Hill BG, 6-0, 6-1
Flight 5 - Rubenstein IU def. Johnson BG, 6-2, 6-1
Flight 6 - Chupa IU def. Brozovich BG, 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6)
Flight 7 - Jayawickrema IU def. Foltiner MU, 6-2, 1-6, 1-0 (10-4)
Flight 7 - Grubb BG def. Beckerman IU, 6-1, 6-2