Feb. 1, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Krisztina Kapitany clinched the 30th-ranked Purdue women's tennis team's upset of No. 25 TCU, 4-2, Saturday on the Basham Courts at the Schwartz Tennis Center. Kapitany posted a straight set 6-1, 6-4 victory over Monika Sirilova in the No. 6 singles position to lift the Boilermakers' record to 2-1, 0-0 Big Ten, while dealing the Horned Frogs their second loss of the season, 3-2, 0-0 Big 12.
Purdue surrendered the doubles point for the first time this season to give TCU the early lead. At No. 3 doubles, Stefanie Tan and Monika Sirilova defeated the freshmen Boilermaker duo of Nicole Robinson and Natalia Davila, 6-3. Millie Nichols and Seda Arantekin secured the point for the Horned Frogs with a 6-4 decision over Mara Schmidt and Kapitany (5-1) in the No. 1 spot.
Daniela Vidal evened the team score at 1-1 with a straight-set 6-1, 6-1 win over Nichols in No. 3 singles to remain undefeated at 7-0. A 6-4, 6-2 performance by sophomore Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum against Arantekin at No. 5 gave Purdue a 2-1 lead.
In the No. 4 spot, Robinson easily took the first set from Sofiko Kadzhaya, 6-1, only to see her rally back with a 6-3 win in the second set. Per the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's mandated experimental format, a match tiebreaker was used in lieu of a third set. Robinson prevailed, 10-8, to earn the Boilermakers third point.
Saturday's match was played under the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's mandated experimental format. The three doubles matches each consisted of one set, with regular scoring and a tiebreaker at 6-all. Once a team won two doubles matches, the remaining doubles match was not completed. Six singles matches followed the doubles. Each singles match was two out of three sets, with each set using regular scoring, and a match tiebreaker in lieu of the third set. For more information on the experimental format, please click here.
The first home dual match of the season was dedicated to Andrew F. Boldt, the 21-year old Purdue student who was killed in a campus shooting on Jan. 21, and longtime athletic department official and former assistant basketball coach Tom Reiter, who passed on Jan. 24 after battling cancer.
The Boilermakers are back in action on the Basham Courts at the Schwartz Tennis Center as they host Georgia State at 3 p.m. on Feb. 7.
No. 30 Purdue 4, No. 25 TCU 2 | Box Score
1: Millie Nichols/Seda Arantekin (TCU) def. Mara Schmidt/Krisztina Kapitany (Purdue), 6-4
2: Mimi Fotopoulos/Sofiko Kadzhaya (TCU) vs. Lynda Xepoleas/Daniela Vidal (Purdue), 6-6 unfinished
3: Stefanie Tan/Monika Sirilova (TCU) def. Nicole Robinson/Natalia Davila (Purdue), 6-3
1: No. 30 Stefanie Tan (TCU) vs. Lynda Xepoleas (Purdue), 6-4, 4-1, double retire
2: Mimi Fotopoulos (TCU) def. No. 110 Mara Schmidt (Purdue), 6-4, 6-3
3: Daniela Vidal (Purdue) def. Millie Nichols (TCU), 6-1, 6-1
4: Nicole Robinson (Purdue) def. Sofiko Kadzhaya (TCU), 6-1, 3-6, 10-8
5: Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum (Purdue) def. Seda Arantekin (TCU), 6-4, 6-2
6: Krisztina Kapitnay (Purdue) def. Monika Sirilova (TCU), 6-1, 6-4