Nov. 10, 2012
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Indiana women's tennis team had seven players advance to the semifinals in each of their respective singles draws and won six doubles matches to begin the Western Michigan Super Challenge on Friday.
In the top singles draw, Indiana's Leslie Hureau made quick work of Marquette's Erin Gebes, 6-0, 6-0, to advance. Katie Klyzcek had a tight match, but was able to win in the No. 3 draw over Bowling Green's Emily Reuland, 7-5, 7-6 (4). Sophie Garre found herself in the No. 4 draw and picked up a 6-2, 6-0 win over Meghan Cassens of Iowa State.
Shannon Murdy played in the No. 5 singles draw and went to a third set before defeating Jenna Langhorst, 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (4). In the No. 6 draw, Carolyn Chupa blanked Alex Tachovsky of Louisville, 6-0, 6-0, for her spot in the semis. Also picking up singles wins for the Hoosiers on the day were Jithme Jayawickrema in the No. 7 draw and Gabrielle Rubenstein in the No. 8 draw.
In doubles, Hureau and Garre teamed up in the top doubles draw to defeat Gebes and Ana Pimienta of Marquette, 8-5, to move to the semifinals. In the No. 2 doubles draw, Chupa and Klyzcek won two matches to advance to the finals of that draw as Jayawickrema and Rubenstein also found success in the No. 4 draw, winning two matches to earn a spot in the finals of their flight. Alecia Kauss and Murdy were dominant in their doubles win with an 8-0 triumph over Iowa State's Cassens and Caroline Anderson.
Day two of the WMU Super Challenge will begin on Saturday morning in Kalamazoo.