Indiana Defeats Minnesota, 4-3
March 25, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 38 Indiana women's tennis team earned a hard-fought 4-3 victory over No. 51 Minnesota on Sunday, March 25 in Minneapolis.
Indiana (13-3) would bounce back in singles action, taking a 2-1 lead in the match with wins at No. 2 and No. 6 singles. McGaffigan defeated Danielle Mousseau, 6-4, 6-0 at No. 2, while Stephanie Heller earned a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 6.
Minnesota earned tough wins at No. 3 and No. 4 singles to go up 3-2 in the match, but Berdala at No. 1 and Lindsey Stuckey at No. 5 gave Indiana the victory, each winning in three sets. Berdala defeated Ashley Schellhas, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4, and Stuckey earned her 20th victory of the season, downing Ida Malmberg, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, at No. 5.
"The girls played a great match," head coach Lin Loring said. "We're a good team with everyone in the lineup, and we're average when we have people missing. When our lower singles players all went up, it made it even. It was an exciting college match. Lindsey Stuckey did a great job, she was facing a senior in the third set. Alba also did a great job for us. We have also had a number of problems with travel this weekend. Under the circumstances, it was a very good win for us. It's our goal to get healthy to play Michigan State next week."
The Hoosiers return to action on Sunday, April 1, at Michigan State.
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