No. 33 Indiana Edges No. 45 Purdue, 4-3
April 15, 2007
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - It was a day of comebacks for the No. 33 Indiana women's tennis team, as it downed No. 45 Purdue, 4-3, on Sunday, April 15.
With the match tied 3-3, freshman Lindsey Stuckey bounced back from a first-set loss at No. 6 singles to defeat Lauren Shumate, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, handing the Hoosiers the win.
The Hoosiers (17-5, 7-1 Big Ten) won at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to win the doubles point to start the day. At No. 1, Alba Berdala and Laura McGaffigan upset No. 45 Brooke Beier and Mallory Voelker, 8-6. The duo was down 6-2 in the match before coming back to win. Brianna Williams and Erin Clark won their second-straight match at No. 3 doubles, 8-2, over Anna Dzeva and Alejandra Boeker.
Despite holding the early lead, Indiana dropped singles matches at No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5 before Berdala downed Voelker at No. 1, 2-6, 6-4, 6-1, bouncing back from a first-set loss.
McGaffigan tied the match at 3-3 with a tiebreaker victory at No. 2, 6-3, 7-6 (5) over Beier. She was down 5-0 in the second set.
"It was an incredible match," head coach Lin Loring said. "We had four huge comebacks. There was a big momentum switch for us. To be 7-1 in the Big Ten at this point is great. That was probably our best win of the year, to come back from down 3-1."
Indiana plays its final matches of the regular season at home next weekend. It takes on Penn State on Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m., and plays Michigan on Sunday, April 22, at 10 a.m.
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