Notre Dame Tops Hoosiers, 6-1
March 30, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - #25 Indiana's eight-match winning streak came to an end on Sunday when the Hoosiers fell in a non-conference contest at Notre Dame. Sophomore Lindsey Stuckey picked up a singles win for IU in the 6-1 defeat.
The Fighting Irish has put together two nationally-ranked doubles tandems, and each garnered victories on Sunday. Indiana's Alba Berdala and Lindsey Stuckey dropped a tight 8-6 battle with #50 Cosmina Ciobanu and Colleen Rielley while Brianna Williams and Katya Zapadalova took on the nation's top-ranked doubles team in the first singles match. Sigrid Fischer and Myriam Sopel notched a win for the Hoosiers in the No. 3 doubles match, an 8-7 winner over Kali Krisik and Katie Potts.
Stuckey then closed the gap to 2-1 with her 19th singles win of the season, 13th in the duals. The Greensboro, N.C. native began by grabbing the first set 6-4. She then sealed the deal in straight sets with a 6-2 second-set triumph.
Following a 6-4 first-set loss, Sopel bounced back in a big way, winning the second set 6-0. With the team score already determined at that point, the third and final set was determined by a 10-point tiebreaker in which her opposition, Potts, won.
No. 1- #1 Buck/Tefft (ND) def. Williams/Zapadalova (IU), 8-4
No. 2- #50 Ciobanu/Rielley (ND) def. Berdala/Stuckey (IU), 8-6
No. 3- Fischer/Sopel (IU) def. Krisik/Potts (ND), 8-7
Indiana gets back to Big Ten play next weekend. The Cream and Crimson stay on the road for a pair of matches at Wisconsin and Northwestern on April 5 and 6, next Saturday and Sunday.
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