Hoosiers Off to Good Start in IU Invitational
Nov. 7, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University women's tennis team hosted day one of the IU Invitational on Friday, welcoming DePaul, Western Michigan and Wisconsin to the IU Tennis Center.
Indiana won six of eight singles matches on the day while splitting four doubles contests. A trio of Hoosiers won both their singles and doubles matches as Sigrid Fischer, Stephanie Heller and Katya Zapadalova went 2-0 on the first day of competition.
Fiscer opened the day with a three-set thriller, outlasting Wisconsin's Angela Chupa in a 13-11 tiebreaker victory. She then teamed with Zapadalova in defeating April Kerr and Ashley Moccia of Western Michigan, 8-3. In singles play, Zapadalova won the "battle of the Katya's," defeating Katya Mirnova (Wisconsin), 6-3, 7-5, in straight sets. Heller rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 winner in singles action before pairing with Maria Guerreiro for an 8-3 besting of Western Michigan's Rachel Denny and Jenny Nalepa on the doubles court.
Additional victors in singles for the Cream and Crimson included Charlotte Martin, Myriam Sopel and Lindsey Stuckey. Stuckey had the shortest match as her opponent was forced to retire due to injury with Stuckey leading 6-5 in the first set. Martin was not far behind, however, as she made quick work of Emese Kardhordo of Wisconsin, 6-2, 6-2. Sopel followed a first-set tiebreaker win with a 6-4 second set to grab the `W."
ROUND #1 OF DOUBLES
Fischer/Zapadalova (IU) def. Kerr/As. Moccia (WMU), 8-3
Dudzik/Matsuto (WMU) def. Sopel/Stuckey (IU), 8-4
Am. Moccia/Pahl (WMU) def. Berdala/Martin (IU), 9-7
Guerreiro/Heller (IU) def. Denny/Nalepa (WMU), 8-3
Antunovic/Redecsi (DU) def. Markovic/Trgovich (UW), 9-8
McKnight/Salkovic (DU) def. Larsen/Mirnova (UW), 8-3
Gustafson/Milinkovic (DU) def. Chupa/Kardhordo (UW), 8-5
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