Women's Tennis

    No. 38 Hoosiers Fall to No. 10 Duke

    Go Hoosiers! Senior Cecile Perton earned the lone singles win against Duke.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Senior Cecile Perton earned the lone singles win against Duke.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 10, 2007


    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 38 Indiana University women's tennis team dropped a hard-fought match to the No. 10 Duke Blue Devils, 6-1, on Saturday, Feb. 10.

    "I thought we played our best doubles of the season," head coach Lin Loring said. "In ever match we were just two or three points away from winning and was very pleased with that.

    "Today we played at a whole different level and played some of our best tennis of the season. We did good in the singles and had some tiebreakers that we had a chance to win."

    In doubles, junior Brianna Williams and sophomore Stephanie Heller earned the first win at No. 3, defeating Amanda Grandson and Kristin Cargill. Senior Laura McGaffigan and sophomore Alba Berdala fell 8-6 to Jessi Robinson and Elizabeth Plotkin at No. 1 to give each team a doubles win. The Blue Devils locked up the doubles point with a win at No. 2, as Duke's Melissa Mang and Daniela Bercek earned a 9-7 win over sophomore Sigrid Fischer and senior Cecile Perton.

    In singles, Perton earned the lone win of the day for the Hoosiers at No. 5, defeating Tory Zawacki 7-6, 6-3. She is 9-0 in singles this season.

    Fischer played a solid singles match at No. 3, falling 3-6, 7-6, 1-0 (4), to Duke's Plotkin. Freshman Lindsey Stuckey was also strong at No. 6, falling to Robinson, 7-5, 7-6.

    The Hoosiers continue on the road tomorrow as they take on No. 7 North Carolina in Raleigh, N.C. Action begins at 1 pm.

    "North Carolina is about half a level above Duke, so it will be interesting to see if we can continue playing well at this level," Loring said.



    #11 Duke 6, #38 Indiana 1
    2/10/2007 at Durham, N.C.

    1. Daniela Bercek (DUKE) def. #86 Alba Berdala (IND) 6-4, 6-1
    2. Melissa Mang (DUKE) def. Laura McGaffigan (IND) 6-1, 6-3
    3. Elizabeth Plotkin (DUKE) def. Sigrid Fischer (IND) 3-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-4)
    4. Amanda Grandson (DUKE) def. Brianna Williams (IND) 6-3, 6-3
    5. Cecile Perton (IND) def. Tory Zawacki (DUKE) 7-6, 6-3
    6. Jessi Robinson (DUKE) def. Lindsey Stuckey (IND) 7-5, 7-6

    1. Jessi Robinson/Elizabeth Plotkin (DUKE) def. Alba Berdala/Laura McGaffigan (IND) 8-6
    2. Melissa Mang/Daniela Bercek (DUKE) def. Sigrid Fischer/Cecile Perton (IND) 9-7
    3. Stephanie Heller/Brianna Williams (IND) def. Amanda Grandson/Kristin Cargill (DUKE) 8-6


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