Hoosiers Split Weekend in North Carolina
Feb. 24, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University women's tennis team hit the road for the first time this spring at No. 19 Wake Forest. Indiana nearly rose to the challenge in a 4-3 setback against the Demon Deacons to begin play before bouncing back for a 5-2 triumph over UNC-Greensboro.
After Wake Forest grabbed the doubles point, Indiana's Alba Berdala evened the team score at one point apiece with a 6-2, 6-4 win in the No. 1 singles slot. Lindsey Stuckey was the next Hoosier to finish, putting the Cream and Crimson ahead 2-1. The Greensboro, N.C. native rode the momentum of a first-set tiebreaker victory into a straight set win at No. 5 singles, 7-6, 6-2.
Freshman Charlotte Martin continued the Hoosier hot streak at No. 3 singles. She also came out on top in a first-set tiebreaker en route to a straight set victory. The Demon Deacons bounced back, however, winning the final three singles matches to earn the 4-3 win.
1. Sierra Poske/Sasha Kulikova (WAKE) def. Alba Berdala/Katya Zapadalova (IND) 8-2
2. Jenna Loeb/Alex Hirsch (WAKE) def. Sigrid Fischer/Lindsey Stuckey (IND) 8-2
3. Aileen Davis/Christian Tara (WAKE) vs. Myriam Sopel/Brianna Williams (IND) 2-3, unfinished
The second match of the day for IU pitted them against the Spartans of UNC-Greensboro. Indiana dominated doubles play with wins of 8-2, 8-4 and 8-0. Brianna Williams and Myriam Sopel were responsible for the 8-0 shutout in the third doubles contest.
Sopel did not lose a single game the entire match as she also posted a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 6 singles. Sopel has been inserted into the singles starting lineup three times this season, and has responded by blanking each adversary by a 6-0, 6-0 score. Charlotte Martin nearly pulled off a shutout as well, besting Valeria Behr, 6-1, 6-0.
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