Hoosiers Remain Undefeated With Wins Over DePaul and Butler
Jan. 27, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 43 Indiana University women's tennis team remained undefeated on the season as it defeated DePaul, 5-2, in the morning, then downed Butler, 7-0, in the afternoon on Jan. 27.
"The DePaul match was very similar to Kansas in that the doubles were close, and winning the doubles point got our momentum going into singles," head coach Lin Loring said. "It was a good win for us; it could have easily been a loss if we didn't play well."
Against DePaul, No. 1 and No. 2 doubles both went into extra sets. While sophomore Stephanie Heller and junior Brianna Williams easily defeated Butler's Kristen Gambrell and Bojana Murisic, 8-0, the final matches to earn the doubles point were a battle. In the end, sophomore Sigrid Fischer and senior Cecile Perton earned a 9-8 victory over Beatrix Csordas and Anja Mihaldinec at No. 2 to give Indiana a 1-0 lead.
Sophomore Alba Berdala, ranked No. 86 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), defeated Csordas, 7-5, 6-2, at No. 1 singles, while Williams, Perton and freshman Lindsey Stuckey won at No. 4 through No. 6 singles, respectively, to take the victory. Fischer lost a tough fight at No. 3 singles, 7-6, 5-7, 1-0 (6), against Petra Rehusova.
Against Butler, the Hoosiers recorded a clean sweep of the match. At No. 1 singles, Berdala recorded a hard-earned win over Tiffany McLoughlin, 6-2, 6-2. It is Indiana's second 7-0 victory this season.
Indiana (6-0) returns to action on Sunday, Feb. 4, against Marquette at 9:30 a.m. and Ball State at 2:30 p.m.
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