Indiana Picks Up Wins over Butler and Memphis
Feb. 6, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana women's tennis swept both matches of Sunday's home doubleheader, defeating Butler, 7-0, and Memphis, 5-2. The Hoosiers improved to 7-1 on the season and bounced back from a loss to No. 6 Duke on Friday.
In the first match of the day, Indiana (7-1) dropped the No. 1 doubles set to Butler (0-3), 8-6. But the duo of Myriam Sopel and Katya Zapadalova picked up an 8-2 win in the No. 2 spot. Sophie Garre and Leslie Hureau then won 8-6 in the No. 3 spot to secure the doubles point for the Hoosiers.
Zapadalova and Sopel started things in singles play by each dominating their opponents 6-0, 6-0. Evgeniya Vertesheva then won 6-1, 6-3 to clinch the match for the Hoosiers as IU went on to sweep the rest of the singles points to finish the match, 7-0.
"That was the best Butler team we have ever played against," Indiana Head Coach Lin Loring said. "We were confident that we would win, but they pushed us more then they ever have."
In the second match of the doubleheader, the Hoosiers picked up victories against Memphis (3-4) in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots to capture the doubles point. Kayla Fujimoto and Vertesheva grabbed the first win in the No. 2 slot with an 8-6 score. Garre and Hureau then won 8-4 in the No. 3 spot.
In singles play, Vertesheva picked up the team's second point with a 6-3, 6-3 score. Fujimoto and No. 91 Hureau then each grabbed wins to ensure the Hoosiers' victory against Memphis.
"Memphis was our best win of the season," Loring said. "They pushed No. 37 Princeton to the limit on Saturday. They had some big hitters that loved our fast courts. I was really proud of our team. They were tired from our morning match and had to fight hard to get this win. A few of the scores were deceiving, it was a battle tonight."
The Hoosiers will travel to University of Tennessee next Saturday to take on the Volunteers at 12:00 p.m.
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