April 14, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Boilermakers won the doubles point and the first three singles matches as Krisztina Kapitany clinched a 6-1 win for the No. 23 women's tennis team. The Boilermakers knocked off Minnesota on Sunday on the Basham Courts inside the Schwartz Tennis Center.
Purdue (15-3, 7-2 B1G) picked up a pair of 8-2 wins in doubles to clinch the point. The No. 25 tandem in the nation of Mara Schmidt and Krisztina Kapitany was first as it knocked off Natallia Pintusava and Paula Rincon Otero at the top spot. Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum and Gisella Pere clinched the point with a win at No. 3. The duo defeated Jessika Mozia and Alexa Palen. Lynda Xepoleas and Daniela Vidal led 7-5 before their match was abandoned.
The Boilermakers took the first four singles matches to stretch the margin to 5-0. Bernard-Feigenbaum completed an impressive weekend as she beat Mozia, 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4. The freshman won 24 of 26 games this weekend. Next to finish was Pere at No. 6. She knocked off Yuliana Umanets, 6-1, 6-2. Kapitany then clinched the team win with a victory at No. 5. She topped Aria Lambert, 6-1, 6-2. Xepoleas then made the score 5-0 with a win at No. 2. She beat Tereza Brichacova, 6-4, 6-2.
Minnesota (9-12, 3-6) finally got on the board with a win at the top singles spot. Pintusave beat Schmidt in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2. Vidal wrapped up the match with a win at No. 3. The sophomore won the final six games to beat Rincon Otero, 7-5, 7-5.
The Boilermakers return to action next weekend with their final two matches of the regular season. The team hosts Northwestern on Friday before traveling to Illinois on Sunday.