Jan. 25, 2014
CLEMSON, S.C. - The No. 27 Purdue women's tennis team was upended by No. 32 Tennessee, 4-3, in its first match of the season while playing in the sixth annual ITA Kick-Off Weekend hosted by No. 13 Clemson Saturday. The Boilermakers will take on No. 56 Fresno State, who suffered a 4-0 loss to the Tigers, in a consolation match Sunday at 9 a.m. ET.
The Lady Vols and Clemson will square off at 1 p.m. to play for a berth to the 2014 ITA National Team Indoor Championships to be held Feb. 7-10 at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va.
Purdue and Tennessee split at the Nos. 2 and 3 doubles, leaving it up to the Boilermaker tandem of Krisztina Kapitany and Mara Schmidt to get the point. In a match that went down to the wire, Kapitany and Schmidt emerged victorious, posting a 6-5 win over Joanna Henderson and Brittany Lindl to take a 1-0 lead into singles.
Daniela Vidal pushed Purdue's lead to 2-0 by taking down Lindl in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1, in the No. 3 spot. The Lady Vols responded and evened the score at 2-2 with a come from behind tiebreaker win at No. 4 (2-6, 6-3, 10-8) and a straight-set win at No. 1 (6-3, 6-4).
Schmidt, who is ranked 110th, earned the Boilermaker's third point as she upset Henderson, ranked 99th, 6-3, 6-3.
The Lady Vols once again evened the score by taking the No. 5 singles (6-2, 7-5) and clinched the match with a straight-set decision at No. 6 (6-3, 6-2).
No. 32 Tennessee 4, No. 27 Purdue 3 | Box Score
1. No. 53 Eve Repic (UT) def. Lynda Xepoleas (Purdue) 6-3, 6-4
2. No. 110 Mara Schmidt (Purdue) def. No. 99 Joanna Henderson (UT) 6-3, 6-3
3. Daniela Vidal (Purdue) def. Brittany Lindl (UT) 6-2, 6-1
4. Tiffany Tavares (UT) def. Nicole Robinson (Purdue) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (8)
5. Victoria Olivarez (UT) def. Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum (Purdue) 6-2, 7-5
6. Laurence Guevremont (UT) def. Krisztina Kapitany (Purdue) 6-3, 6-2
1. Krisztina Kapitany/Mara Schmidt (Purdue) def. Joanna Henderson/Brittany Lindl (UT) 6-5
2. Daniela Vidal/Lynda Xepoleas (Purdue) def. Laurence Guevremont/Eve Repic (UT) 6-1
3. Tiffany Tavarez/Victoria Olivarez (UT) def. Nicole Robinson/Natalia Davila (Purdue) 6-3