Women's Tennis

    Hoosiers Wrap Up Play at Bulldog Invite

    Go Hoosiers! Sophomore Myriam Sopel
    Go Hoosiers!
    Sophomore Myriam Sopel
    Go Hoosiers!

    Sept. 12, 2008

    ATHENS, Ga. - The Indiana University women's tennis team wrapped up the opening weekend of their 2008-09 season on day three down at the University of Georgia and the Bulldog Invitational.

    "This past weekend was tough for us," said Head Coach Lin Loring. "We had only five days of practice so our conditioning was not great and the weather was brutally hot. Also, the competition was the best we will face all fall. I expect every team will be in the NCAA tournament in May. That being said, I thought we had some very good performances and we certainly have things we can build on and work on before out next tournament."

    Sophomore Myriam Sopel recorded her second singles win of the weekend on Sunday, defeating Virginia's Neela Vaez, 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (11-9). In doubles action, Sigrid Fischer and Katya Zapadalova teamed up for an 8-6 victory over Mimi Renaudin and Laura ven de Stroet from Ole Miss.

    Njissen/Boxx (OM) def. Stuckey/Sopel (IU), 8-5
    Zapadalova/Fischer (IU) def. Renaudin/Ven de Stroet (OM), 8-6
    Vaez/Bartlett (UVA) def. Heller/Guerreiro (IU), 8-1
    Hardenbergh/Rales (UVA) def. Berdala/Martin (IU), 8-6

    Emily Fraser (UVA) def. Alba Berdala (IU), 6-2, 6-2
    Lindsey Hardenbergh (UVA) def. Charlotte Martin (IU-121), 7-6 (1), 1-1, ret.
    Jennifer Stevens (UVA) def. Katya Zapadalova (IU), 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7)
    Amanda Rales (UVA) def. Lindsey Stuckey (IU), 7-5, 3-4
    Claire Bartlett (UVA) def. Sigrid Fischer (IU), 7-5, 6-0
    Myriam Sopel (IU) def. Neela Vaez (UVA), 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (11-9)
    Indunn Hertzberg (TCU) def. Stephanie Heller (IU), 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-2)
    Kayla Duncan (TCU) def. Maria Guerreiro (IU), 6-0, 6-4



    (School-ITA National Ranking)

    Indiana continued play on day two of the Bulldog Invitational where singles was the name of the game down in Athens, Ga.

    Maria Guerreiro, Lindsey Stuckey, Myriam Sopel and Katya Zapadalova each earned a victory on Saturday. Guerreiro won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, over Virginia's Neela Vaez. Sopel and Zapadalova were also straight-set winners. Sopel defeated Katarina Reveche of Wake Forest, 6-3, 6-2 while Zapadalova took down a Demon Deacon (Christian Tara) as well by the score of 6-0, 6-4. Stuckey's match went the distance, pulling off a 7-5 winner in the third and final set.

    Charlotte Martin, ranked #112 in the ITA preseason national rankings, also notched a singles victory on Saturday.

    Chelsey Gullickson (UGA) def. Alba Berdala (IU), 6-2, 6-0
    Monika Dancevic (UGA-81) def. Charlotte Martin (IU-121), 6-3, 6-4
    Cameron Ellis (UGA-102) def. Lindsey Stuckey (IU), 6-2, 6-1
    Maria Guerreiro (IU) def. Neela Vaez (UVA), 6-2, 6-3
    Katya Zapadalova (IU) def. Christian Tara (WF), 6-0, 6-4
    Emilee Malvehy (WF) def. Sigrid Fisher (IU), 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
    Myriam Sopel (IU) def. Katarina Reveche (WF), 6-3, 6-2
    Adrienne Elsberry (UGA) def. Maria Guerreiro (IU), 3-6, 6-0, 6-2
    Karen Nijssen (OM-73) def. Alba Berdala (IU), 6-1, 6-1
    Kristi Boxx (OM) def. Katya Zapadalova (IU), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
    Charlotte Martin (IU-121) def. Laura Van de Stroet (OM), 6-1, 7-5
    Gabriela Rangel (OM) def. Sigrid Fisher (IU), 6-4, 6-3
    Lindsey Stuckey (IU) def. Mimi Renaudin (OM), 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
    Kayla Duncan (TCU) def. Myriam Sopel (IU), 6-1, 6-1

    (School-ITA National Ranking)

    The Indiana University women's tennis team began their 2008-09 campaign on Friday at the University of Georgia invitational. It was all doubles action on the opening day with four different Hoosier doubles tandems playing two matches apiece. Rain shortened the schedule considerably.

    Lindsey Stuckey and Myriam Sopel highlighted the day for Indiana, picking up an 8-2 win over Duke's Tara Iyer and Jessi Robinson in their first match of the day.

    Indiana will continue play Saturday morning, including singles action.

    Mang/Granson (Duke-3) def. Zapadalova/Fischer (IU) 8-4
    Stuckey/Sopel (IU) def. Robinson/ Iyer (Duke) 8-2
    Nze/Zsilinska (Duke-37) def. Heller/Martin (IU) 8-0
    Rales/Steves (UVA-48) def. Berdala/Guerreiro (IU) 8-4
    Duncan/Mastromarino (TCU) def. Heller/Martin (IU) 8-3
    Robinson/Iyer (Duke) def. Berdala/Guerreiro (IU) 8-6
    Harkins/Sydorska (TCU-9) def. Zapadalova/Fischer (IU) 8-2
    Munch-Soegaard/Babanova (TCU) def. Sopel/Stuckey (IU) 9-7

    (Team-ITA National Ranking)


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