BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana
University women's tennis team won yet
another tightly-contested battle
Saturday afternoon, defeating the
visiting Hawkeyes of Iowa, 4-3. It
marked the Hoosiers seventh 4-3 match
this season, and sixth victory by the
"We came out pretty flat in the doubles,
but competed really hard in the
singles," said Head Coach Lin Loring.
"This was our sixth 4-3 win of the year
and we really needed it."
Indiana improves to 11-7 overall and 3-2
in the Big Ten with the win. The
Hoosiers have posted back-to-back 4-3
triumphs after notching a road win at
Purdue a week ago.
The team score was certainly not the
only thing tight as three of the six
singles contests went into a third set.
In addition, the doubles competition was
split 2-1. Indiana's Myriam Sopel and
Lindsey Stuckey were the first to finish
at No. 3 doubles, topping Ally Majercik
and Lynee Poggensee-Wei, 8-6. Iowa
bounced back, however, to grab the last
two doubles matches and the early 1-0
advantage on the team scoreboard. The
first team point of the day came down to
a tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles, which
went in favor of the Hawkeyes, 9-7.
Following the straight-set singles
matches, the team score was even at 2-2.
Alba Berdala picked up a `W' at third
singles while Iowa was victorious at
first and sixth singles.
No. 5 singles was a roller coaster of a
match. First, Stuckey cruised to a 6-0
first set before dropping the second
stanza, 6-2. It then took a tiebreaker
to decide the third and final set.
Stuckey jumped ahead 3-0. Her opponent,
Jessica Young, then ended her run by
snagging the fourth point . Stuckey
responded with another long run; this
time a four-point stretch to conclude
the match (6-0, 2-6, 7-6(1)).
As the No. 2 singles contest went in
favor of the Hawkeyes, the entire match
came down to senior captain Sigrid
Fischer. Had a bystander simply watched
Fischer's first set, he/she would have
thought the Hoosiers were in big
trouble. Fischer struggled early in her
6-1 first-set loss. The Eisenberg,
Germany native regrouped, however, and
fought back for a pair of 7-5 set
triumphs; sealing the deal for the
Hoosiers in a 4-3 team win. Fischer's
1-6, 7-5, 7-5 win is her 11th of the
dual-match season, tops on the team.
"Our upperclassmen really came through,"
said Loring. "Alba, Sigrid and Lindsey
all came through with big wins. Sigrid
was at 5-5 in the third and Lindsey was
down 5-6 in the third. We needed both of
those matches to win and they played
great once the match was on the line."
No. 1- Molnar/Young (IOWA) def.
Guerreiro/Zapadalova (IU) 9-8(7) No. 2-
Dorr/Klockenga (IOWA) def.
Fischer/Martin (IU) 8-5 No. 3-
Sopel/Stuckey (IU) def.
Majercik/Poggensee-Wei (IOWA) 8-6
No. 1- #92 Sonja Molnar (IOWA) def.
Katya Zapadalova (IU) 6-3, 6-0 No. 2-
Alexis Dorr (IOWA) def. Charlotte Martin
(IU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 No. 3- Alba Berdala
(IU) def. Lynne Poggensee-Wei (IOWA)
6-4, 6-1 No. 4- Sigrid Fischer (IU) def.
Kelcie Klockenga (IOWA) 1-6, 7-5, 7-5
No. 5- Lindsey Stuckey (IU) def. Jessica
Young (IOWA) 6-0, 2-6, 7-6(1) No. 6-
Myriam Sopel (IU) def. Ally Majercik
(IOWA) 6-4, 6-2
The Cream and Crimson return to the
courts on Sunday at 11 a.m. Live match
updates will be available for the match
against Minnesota. With inclement
weather forecasted, the match is likely
to take place indoors at the IU Tennis