Indiana on the Short End of Another 4-3 Outcome to No. 22 Notre Dame
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.
Order of Finish: Doubles (2, 1, 3) Singles (6, 5, 4, 2, 3, 1)
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