Women's Tennis

    Hoosiers Split Weekend in North Carolina

    Go Hoosiers! Junior Alba Berdala
    Go Hoosiers!
    Junior Alba Berdala
    Go Hoosiers!

    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. Alba Berdala (IND) def. Alex Hirsch (WAKE) 6-2, 6-4
    2. Sasha Kulikova (WAKE) def. Katya Zapadalova (IND) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
    3. Charlotte Martin (IND) def. Christian Tara (WAKE) 7-6, 6-4
    4. Sierra Poske (WAKE) def. Sigrid Fischer (IND) 1-6, 7-6, 7-5
    5. Lindsey Stuckey (IND) def. Emilee Malvehy (WAKE) 7-6, 6-2
    6. Katarina Reveche (WAKE) def. Brianna Williams (IND) 6-4, 7-6



    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.

    Lindsey Stuckey and Brianna Williams garnered the other two points with three-set wins in singles play. Williams improved to 10-1 on the year in dual match singles.

    1. Alejandra Guerra (UNCG) def. Alba Berdala (IND) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
    2. Arielle VonStrolley (UNCG) def. Katya Zapadalova (IND) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
    3. Charlotte Martin (IND) def. Valerie Behr (UNCG) 6-0, 6-1
    4. Lindsey Stuckey (IND) def. Britney Cloer (UNCG) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
    5. Brianna Williams (IND) def. Erica Zabkar (UNCG) 3-6, 6-3, 6-0
    6. Myriam Sopel (IND) def. Courtney Akel (UNCG) 6-0, 6-0

    1. Katya Zapadalova/Alba Berdala (IND) def. Alejandra Guerra/Arielle VonStrolley (UNCG) 8-2
    2. Sigrid Fischer/Lindsey Stuckey (IND) def. Britney Cloer/Valerie Behr (UNCG) 8-4
    3. Myriam Sopel/Brianna Williams (IND) def. Jess Eblen/Erica Zabkar (UNCG) 8-0


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