Women's Tennis

    IU Falls at #3 Notre Dame

    Go Hoosiers! Leslie Hureau
    Go Hoosiers!
    Leslie Hureau
    Go Hoosiers!

    March 5, 2010

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The No. 30 Indiana University women's tennis team (10-3) dropped a road match at No. 3 Notre Dame on Friday, 7-0, up in South Bend, playing with a limited roster due to injury and illness. Leslie Hureau and Myriam Sopel improved to 15-5 on the doubles court , however, with their 8-5 win over the Fighting Irish.

    "Notre Dame is the best team we've played this year," said Head Coach Lin Loring. "They overpowered us in a lot of positions. Even with our team at full strength it would have been a really hard match to win. Some of the match-ups would have been better and scores closer, but that's about it."

    As mentioned above, the Hoosier No. 2 doubles team of Hureau and Sopel notched a tally in the win column. The IU tandem trailed early before battling back and controlling the action down the stretch for an 8-5 victory.

    "It was a really good win for Myriam and Leslie and number two doubles. We just threw them together before the match and they played well."

    Unfortunately a forfeit at No. 3 doubles combined with a defeat at first doubles handed Notre Dame the doubles points and a 1-0 lead.

    A pair of Hoosiers pushed the action in singles play, including Evgeniya Vertesheva and Myriam Sopel; both of whom lost tight 6-4 sets to nationally-ranked opponents before eventually falling in straight sets.

    No. 1- Kristy Frilling/Shannon Mathews (ND) def. #24 Lindsey Stuckey/Evgeniya Vertesheva (IU) 8-3
    No. 2- Leslie Hureau/Myriam Sopel (IU) def. Cosmina Ciobanu/Colleen Rielly (ND) 8-5
    No. 3- Notre Dame won by forfeit

    No. 1- #14 Kristy Frilling (ND) def. #102 Leslie Hureau (IU) 6-0, 6-1
    No. 2- #92 Shannon Mathews (ND) def. Evgeniya Vertesheva (IU) 6-4, 6-1
    No. 3- #90 Chrissie McGaffigan (ND) def. Myriam Sopel (IU) 6-2, 6-4
    No. 4- Cosmina Ciobanu (ND) def. Lindsey Stuckey (IU) 6-1, 6-2
    No. 5- Kristen Rafael (ND) def. Charlotte Martin (IU) 6-1, 6-0
    No. 6- Colleen Rielley (ND) def. Maria Guerreiro (IU) 6-1, 6-1



    The Cream and Crimson are back on the courts early Sunday afternoon for an 11 a.m. match against the No. 1 Northwestern Wildcats.


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