Indiana Finishes Hoosier Invitational With a Flurry of Victories
Sept. 27, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University women's tennis team ended their opening weekend of the 2009-10 season by posting an overall singles record of 19-4 while winning 12 of 15 doubles matches on the weekend.
"Overall, it was a very good tournament for us against solid competition from BCS conferences," said Head Coach Lin Loring. "We are way ahead of where we were last year at this time."
One final round of singles was on the docket for Sunday, and the Hoosiers were nearly flawless with a 7-1 record. Leslie Hureau, Charlotte Martin and Megan Matter each concluded their weekend with their third singles victory in as many matches. Maria Guerreiro did not suffer a singles defeat either, arising victorious in both of her matches.
"Singles was successful. With two weeks of practice we went 19-4 against a solid field. Our goal now will be to keep improving from here."
As mentioned earlier, Indiana performed well in doubles action as well with a 12-3 team record. The Hoosiers dominated doubles play with three different teams going unbeaten. The doubles bracket was virtually destroyed by all the IU victories, causing the tournament director to rearrange multiple matches in order to avoid same-school match-ups.
"I was especially impressed with our doubles. We used four new doubles teams and went 12-3. We can definitely hold on these combinations."
The Cream and Crimson are back in action from Oct. 9-11 at the North Florida Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla.
DAY TWO RECAP
Day two of the Hoosier Invitational is in the books and Indiana continues to rack up the W's. Four individual Hoosiers have won both singles matches while a trio of IU doubles teams have concluded their weekends with flawless 3-0 marks.
Leslie Hureau and Charlotte Martin each advanced to the "Hoosier" Singles Flight finals with victories on Saturday. Both had little trouble doing so, dropping a total of just six games between the two. Lindsey Stuckey joined them in a singles flight title match, moving into the "Crimson" Singles Flight championship with her 6-4, 6-0 besting of Kansas State's Petra Chuda in the semifinals.
Megan Matter is also a two-time singles victor thus far, picking up her second win of the weekend in the round-robin singles draw. Matter topped KSU's Natasha Vieira 6-0, 6-1. Maria Guerreiro, Evgeniya Vertesheva and Katya Zapadalova added three more singles wins to the Hoosier tally on Saturday, each winning their match in the back draw.
The Hoosiers dominated doubles play as well on Saturday with three duos remaining unbeaten. The doubles bracket was virtually destroyed by all the Indiana victories, causing the tournament director to rearrange multiple matches in order to avoid same-school match-ups.
A lone round of singles remains on Sunday morning.
DAY ONE RECAP
Day one of the Hoosier Invitational is in the books, and Indiana came away with a total of 12 victories. The Hoosiers won five of seven singles matches while arising victorious in seven of eight doubles contests.
Five different Hoosiers had a perfect 3-0 day. Leslie Hureau, Charlotte Martin, Megan Matter, Myriam Sopel and Lindsey Stuckey each won a pair of doubles matches and advanced to the second round of their singles flights.
Indiana dominated the doubles bracket, placing three teams in the semifinals.
The tournament will start back up Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with doubles action, followed by singles play at 11:30 a.m. Day two will then come to an end after the fourth round of doubles which begins at 3 p.m.
Complete results will be posted right here at IUHoosiers.com early Saturday evening.
Sunday, the final day of competition, is scheduled to consists of just the final round of singles.
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