IU Starts Strong on Day One of Hoosier Classic
Sept. 27, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's tennis team began its fall schedule with day one of the Hoosier Classic at the IU Varsity Tennis Courts on Friday afternoon. The Hoosiers picked up seven wins in singles and eight victories in doubles on the day.
Alecia Kauss cruised in her first round match of the Crimson Draw, defeating Western Michigan's Nini Sujashvili in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. In the same draw, Sophie Garre and Katie Klyczek also picked up victories.
In the Gold Draw, IU's Shannon Murdy was victorious over Anikita Bhatia of Eastern Michigan, 6-2, 6-2. Freshman Kim Schmider picked up her first collegiate win as a Hoosier in a straight-set triumph over Kansas State's Iva Bago, 6-4, 6-2, in the purple draw. Kayla Fujimoto, playing for the first time since missing the entire 2012-13 season, also picked up a win in the purple draw.
Indiana's Gabrielle Rubenstein went the distance to take down WMU's Tracy Kuhle in the green singles draw, 6-4, 6-7 (0), 1-0 (4).
In the main doubles draw, two IU duos went 2-0 to move the semifinals of the bracket. Those tandems with a perfect day were Kauss/Murdy and Carolyn Chupa/Garre. Indiana's Rubenstein and Gutierrez won their opening doubles match as did Fujimoto and Klyczek before falling short in each of their second matches of the day. Freshmen Mary Beth King and Schmider also had a perfect day with two wins in the doubles round robin draw.
Day two of the 2013 Hoosier Classic will begin at 10:30 a.m. ET at the IU Varsity Tennis Courts on Saturday.
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