Indiana Wraps Up Day One of adidas Hoosier Classic
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. –Day one of the 2011 adidas Hoosier Classic is in the books and IU won five singles matches and three doubles matches on the day.
In singles, sophomore Kayla Fujimoto advanced to the semifinals in her flight with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Alina Jerjomina of Georgia. The story of the day were the Hoosier freshmen, going a perfect 4-0 in each of their respective singles flights. Alecia Kauss began the day giving up just two games in a 6-2, 6-0 win over Notre Dame’s Chrissie McGaffigan. Carolyn Chupa had a similar result with a 6-0, 6-3 triumph over Marketa Trousilova of Kansas State. Shannon Murdy picked up her first collegiate win over JoHanna Manningham from Notre Dame, 6-3, 6-2, as Katie Klyczek kept the IU freshmen flawless dominating KSU’s Sarah Snodgrass, 6-0, 6-1.
In doubles action, Kauss and Sophie Garre teamed up to take down KSU’s Petra Chuda and Carmen Borau, 8-3, before falling just short in the second round. The Hoosier combo of Chupa and Klyczek also won their first round match over Julia Mongin and Micah Hermsdorf of Abilene Christian, 8-4. Day one wrapped up with Chupa and Klyczek taking UGA’s Rachel Hart and Maho Kowase the distance in a heartbreaking 9-7 loss.
“Its tough to start the season against two top 10 teams, especially when half of your team are freshmen,” head coach Lin Loring said. “I was extremely pleased with our play today. We competed really well. Our manager Ryan Miller summed it up when he said, ‘the freshman played fearless.’ If we can play at the same level for the next two days, the tournament will have been very successful for us.”
Day two has been changed to begin at 11 a.m. All matches will take place at the IU Tennis Complex.