Hoosiers Fall on the Road at Minnesota
April 13, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The No. 47 Indiana women's tennis team fell to No. 31 Minnesota on Friday night in Minneapolis, 7-0. The Gophers improved to 4-4 in conference play with the win.
In doubles, Minnesota (14-5, 4-4) took the No. 1 match to begin things. Indiana (15-7, 4-4) rebounded with a win at No. 3 as Leslie Hureau and Shannon Murdy topped Julia Courter and Aria Lambert, 8-6. The Gopher duo of Alexa Palen and Doron Muravnik then clinched the doubles point by just edging IU's Evgeniya Vertehseva and Kayla Fujimoto in the No. 2 position, 9-7.
In singles play, Minnesota played very well taking five of the six matches in straight sets. Indiana's Hureau, ranked No. 65 nationally played tough, but lost after a competitive third set to Natallia Pintusava, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.
IU will now travel to Wisconsin to take on the Badgers on Sunday. That match will begin at Noon ET in Madison.
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (3,6,4,5,2,1)
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