Hoosiers Win Border Battle With Kentucky, 5-2
Feb. 20, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University women's tennis team (8-2) started the weekend with a 5-2 besting of Kentucky (1-7). Indiana clinched the match early by taking the doubles point and first three complete singles contests.
"Conisdering how badly they beat us last year, this was a really good team win for us," said Head Coach Lin Loring. "Everyone contributed to the point total in either singles, doubles or both."
Leslie Hureau and Charlotte Martin teamed up on the doubles court for the second time this spring, and did just as they had in their first match playing together ... win. Hureau and Martin cruised to an 8-0 blanking of Elle Coldiron and Nicole Scates. Indiana's No. 1 doubles duo of Myriam Sopel and Katya Zapadalova then clinched the doubles point with their 8-5 triumph. Lindsey Stuckey and Evgeniya Vertesheva completed the IU sweep, taking an 8-6 tiebreaker.
It didn't take long for Indiana to guarantee the team victory as the Hoosiers dominated the aforementioned first three complete singles matches. Stuckey and Mario Guerreiro each played just 12 games, posting 6-0, 6-0 blisterings at No. 5 and No. 6 singles. Vertesheva, playing second singles, quickly followed by topping Caroline Lilley 6-2, 6-1.
Hureau was also able to come out on top in her singles match. She improved to 18-4 on the year after taking a third-set, 10-point tiebreaker by a tally of 10-5.
"They are a little injured, like we are, but they are still very strong at top," said Loring. "I was especially pleased that we were able to beat them at their strengths which was number one and number two singles and number one and number two doubles."
No. 1- Myriam Sopel/Katya Zapadalova (IU) def. Caroline Lilley/Minnette Pienaar (UK), 8-5
No. 2- Lindsey Stuckey/Evgeniya Vertesheva (IU) def. Megan Broderick/Christine Johnston (UK), 8-7(6)
No. 3- Leslue Hureau/Charlotte Martin (IU) def. ElleColdiron/Nicole Scates (UK), 8-0
Indiana's weekend of competition is not over as the Hoosiers play host to the No. 10 Lady Vols of Tennessee on Sunday for a 10:30 a.m. match. Live match updates will be available right here at IUHoosiers.com.
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