Women's Tennis

    Indiana on the Short End of Another 4-3 Outcome to No. 22 Notre Dame

    Go Hoosiers! Sophie Garre won in both singles and doubles on Sunday afternoon.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Sophie Garre won in both singles and doubles on Sunday afternoon.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 24, 2013


    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 60 Indiana women's tennis team fell at home in another tight match to No. 22 Notre Dame on Sunday, 4-3.

    In doubles, Notre Dame (7-3) took the No. 2 match to start things as Jennifer Kellner and Chrissie McGaffigan topped IU's Katie Klyzcek and Carolyn Chupa, 8-2. Indiana (8-3) bounced right back to even things as 44th-ranked doubles tandem of Leslie Hureau and Sophie Garre won in the No. 1 position over No. 30 Britney Sanders and Julie Sabacinski, 8-5.

    The doubles point would be decided in the No. 3 match. Indiana's Alecia Kauss and Shannon Murdy led midway through the match, 6-3, over ND's Quinn Gleason and Katherine White. The Fighting Irish duo fought their way back into it to eventually tie the match at 7-7 before taking the next game to lead, 8-7. Kauss and Murdy answered to take the next game and force a tiebreaker to decide the outcome. Gleason and White earned the tiebreaker win, 7-4, to give the doubles point to Notre Dame.

    IU's Murdy evened the team score with a straight set 6-3, 6-4 win over ND's Julie Vrabel at No. 6. Indiana's Garre then topped Molly O'Koniewski of Notre Dame in consecutive sets, 6-1 6-3. Chupa gave the Hoosiers a 3-1 edge in the overall score as she defeated Notre Dame's McGaffigan, 6-2, 7-6 (5).

    In the No. 2 match, IU's Klyczek dropped the first set to ND's Kellner before winning the second set. In the third and deciding set, it was Kellner who came out on top 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, to give the Fighting Irish another team point. Notre Dame would then even the match score at 3-3 as Gleason outlasted IU's Kauss in three sets, 7-5, 1-6, 6-2.

    The deciding match came down to the No. 1 position that pitted IU's Hureau against 79th-ranked Sanders of Notre Dame. The first set was decided on a tiebreaker, which Hureau won 7-3. The second set was also very close before Sanders won that one. In the third and deciding set, Hureau jumped ahead early 3-0, but Sanders roared back to win six of the next seven games to take the win and clinch it for the Irish, 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-4.



    Indiana will next play on Sunday, March 3, at the IU tennis Center against DePaul and UNC-Wilmington. The first match is set to begin at 11 a.m. ET.

    No. 22 Notre Dame 4, No. 60 Indiana 3

    No. 1 - #74 Britney Sanders (ND) def. Leslie Hureau (IU), 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-4
    No. 2 - Jennifer Kellner (ND) def. Katie Klyczek (IU), 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
    No. 3 - Quinn Gleason (ND) def. Alecia Kauss (IU), 7-5, 1-6, 6-2
    No. 4 - Carolyn Chupa (IU) def. Chrissie McGaffigan (ND), 6-2, 7-6 (5)
    No. 5 - Sophie Garre (IU) def. Molly O'Koniewski (ND) 6-1, 6-3
    No. 6 - Shannon Murdy (IU) def. Julie Vrabel (ND) 6-3, 6-4

    No. 1 - #44 Leslie Hureau/Sophie Garee (IU) def. #30 Britney Sanders/Julie Sabacinski (ND) 8-5
    No. 2 - Jennifer Kellner/Chrissie McGaffigan (ND) def. Katie Klyczek/Carolyn Chupa (IU) 8-2

    No. 3 - Quinn Gleason/Katherine White (ND) def. Alecia Kauss/Shannon Murdy (IU) 9-8 (4)

    Order of Finish: Doubles (2, 1, 3) Singles (6, 5, 4, 2, 3, 1)


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