Wildcats Spoil Senior Day
Daniela Vidal picked up the lone victory of the day for the Boilermakers.
Daniela Vidal picked up the lone victory of the day for the Boilermakers.

April 19, 2013

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The No. 27 Boilermakers came up short on Senior Day against the No. 16 Northwestern on Friday. The Wildcats beat Purdue, 6-1, on the Basham Courts at the Schwartz Tennis Center.

Purdue (15-4, 7-3 B1G) was unable to rally back in doubles. Northwestern (14-8, 8-2) took the top singles match as the No. 18 duo of Linda Abu Mushrefova and Nida Hamilton defeated the No. 27 tandem of Krisztina Kapitany and Mara Schmidt, 8-1. The remaining matches were back and forth, but the Wildcats clinched the point when Belinda Niu and Kate Turvy held on to beat Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum and Gisella Pere, 8-6.

Singles didn't get any easier for the Boilermakers.

Northwestern stormed out and took the first five singles matches to make the score 6-0. Abu Mushrefova was first as she handed Bernard-Feigenbaum her second singles loss of the season, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 4. Brittany Wowchuk was next as she spoiled Pere's final home match with a 6-4, 6-1 victory at No. 6. Alicia Barnett clinched the match with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Kapitany at No. 5.

The No. 49 player in the country was next to pick up a point for Northwestern. Turvy used an underhand serve to shift the pace in her favor as she beat Lynda Xepoleas at No. 2, 6-4, 6-2. Veronica Corning, the No. 122 singles player in the country, made the score 6-0 with a win at No. 1. She rallied to beat Schmidt, 6-7 (4), 6-0, 1-0 (5).

The Boilermakers finally got on the board with a win at No. 3. Daniela Vidal fought back to beat Niu, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 1-0 (4).

Purdue has fallen to the Wildcats twice this season.

The Boilermakers wrap up the regular season on Sunday with a trip to Illinois. The match is scheduled to begin at noon ET.




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