No. 58 Women's Tennis Bests Iowa

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Imogen Golder won Purdue's second point 6-4, 6-0 over Iowa's Christina Harazin.
Imogen Golder won Purdue's second point 6-4, 6-0 over Iowa's Christina Harazin.

April 3, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The No. 58 Purdue women’s tennis team grabbed its third 4-3 win of Big Ten Conference action on Sunday besting the Iowa Hawkeyes (5-10, 2-2) in Iowa City. The Boilermakers have two other conference team by the same score, then-No. 47 Indiana and then-No. 52 Michigan State.

The Old Gold and Black (9-6, 3-2) claimed the crucial doubles point on two courts for the third time this season and the first time in their Big Ten slate.

Gisella Pere and Anna Dushkina blanked Alexis Dorr and Christina Harazin 8-0 at No. 2 doubles. To clinch the doubles point in the top doubles spot No. 38 team Jennifer Rabot and Mara Schmidt decisively beat No. 46 pair Sonja Molnar and Jessica Young 8-3.

For Purdue’s second overall point, Golder stole a 6-4 first set from Harazin and a 6-0 set No. 2 for the win. Schmidt started her match against Poggensee-Wei with a 4-3 lead and closed set No. 1 6-3. She took the second set from the Hawkeye and the win 6-3, 6-2.

Sophomore Pere battled Cassandra Escobar 3-4 in the first set until the Purdue player knabbed the set 7-6. Securing the team triumph for the third time this spring Pere vacated Escobar in the second 7-6, 6-0. 

Purdue claimed the match at 4-2 with Dushkina’s dual to Dorr still unresolved. The Iowa netter won the frst set 7-5, but Dushkina came back with a 6-1 second frame and looked like she could seize the match, but fell 7-5, 1-6, 6-4 for Iowa’s third point. 

The Boilermakers return home for first time in three weeks to host Big Ten competitors Minnesota and Wisconsin on Saturday and Sunday both at noon ET at the Schwartz Tennis Center.

There is no admission to the Schwartz Tennis Center. Free pizza will be offered to all Purdue women's tennis fans. Live results and streaming video can be found at

No. 58 Purdue vs. Iowa - Agate 
Apr. 3, 2011 
Iowa City, Iowa - Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex
Purdue (9-6, 3-2) 4, Iowa (5-10, 2-2) 3
1. No. 38 Jennifer Rabot/Mara Schmidt (Purdue) def. No. 46 Sonja Molnar/Jessica Young (Iowa) 8-3
2. Gisella Pere/Anna Dushkina (Purdue) def. Alexis Dorr/Christina Harazin (Iowa) 8-0
3. Ally Majercik/Lynne Poggensee-Wei (Iowa) def. Bhavani Tirumurti/Imogen Golder (Purdue) 8-3
Order of Finish: 2, 1*, 3

1. No. 101 Sonja Molnar (Iowa) def. Jennifer Rabot (Purdue) 6-0, 6-0
2. Jessica Young (Iowa) def. Bhavani Tirumurti (Purdue) 6-4, 7-5
3. Mara Schmidt (Purdue) def. Lynne Poggensee-Wei (Iowa) 6-3, 6-2
4. Alexis Dorr (Iowa) def. Anna Dushkina (Purdue) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4
5. Imogen Golder (Purdue) def. Christina Harazin (Iowa) 6-4, 6-0
6. Gisella Pere (Purdue) def. Cassandra Escobar (Iowa) 7-6, 6-0
Order of Finish: 1, 5, 3, 2, 6*, 4