March 12, 1998
MALIBU, Calif. - The Purdue women's tennis team did not have enough firepower to overcome 14th-ranked Pepperdine and fell 8-1 in a match played in Malibu, Calif., today. The loss drops Purdue to 3-5 (1-1 Big Ten).
Jennifer Embry was Purdue's lone winner on the day. The sophomore moved up to the No. 1 position where she defeated Zsofia Csapo 6-2, 6-4. Csapo is the 33rd-ranked player in the nation.
Freshman Lisa Walgenbach took her match against Nadine Rastetter to three sets before falling 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 at the No. 4 slot. Classmate Erika Quebe had the challenge of facing the 45th-ranked player in the nation, Angela Lawrence, at the No. 2 spot. Lawrence came out ahead with a 6-3, 6-2 win. Karoline borgerson, the 31st-ranked player in the country, proved too much for Shannon Taheny at the No. 3 spot, as she downed the Boilermaker sophomore 7-5, 6-2.
Purdue returns to the Big Ten Conference schedule for its next two matches, at home against Michigan and Michigan State on March 21 and 22, respectively.
SINGLES 1. Jennifer Embry (PUR) def. Zsofia Csapo (PEP) 6-2, 6-4 2. Angela Lawrence (PEP) def. Erika Quebe (PUR) 6-3, 6-2 3. Karoline Borgerson (PEP) def. Shannon Taheny (PUR) 7-5, 6-2 4. Nadine Rastetter (PEP) def. Lisa Walgenbach (PUR) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 5. Annabel Rognon (PEP) def. Hally Cohen (PUR) 6-0, 6-0 6. Yael Tobi (PEP) def. Laura Avgerinos (PUR) 6-1, 6-2 DOUBLES 1. Csapo/Lawrence (PEP) def. Taheny/Quebe (PUR) 8-2 2. Borgerson/Rognon (PEP) def. Walgenbach/Katy Moran (PUR) 8-5 3. Rastetter/Tobi (PEP) def. Cohen/Avgerinos (PUR) 8-4 Pepperdine 8, Purdue 1