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Indiana State University Women Team News
Indiana Ends Hoosier Invitational With a Flurry of Win
Monday, 09/28/2009

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.

All eight Hoosiers finished with winning records as Myriam Sopel, Lindsey Stuckey, Evegeniya Vertesheva and Katya Zapadalova were winners in two out of three matches in the Hoosier Invitational.

"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.