Kapitany and Schmidt Bounced from NCAA Doubles Championships

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Mara Schmidt, left, and Krisztina Kapitany, right, forced a third set, but came up short in the first round of the tournament.
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Mara Schmidt, left, and Krisztina Kapitany, right, forced a third set, but came up short in the first round of the tournament.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

May 23, 2013

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Krisztina Kapitany and Mara Schmidt were bounced from the NCAA Doubles Championships on Thursday. The No. 27 doubles team was knocked off by the No. 7 pair in the nation, Alexa Guarachi and Mary Anne Macfarlane of Alabama.

The doubles championships are played in a best of three set format instead of the eight game pro-set that is played during dual match season. Guarachi and Macfarlane jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first set before trading games en route to a 6-3 first set win. In the second set, Kapitany and Schmidt led 5-2 before hanging on for a 7-6 win to force a third and deciding frame. There, it was all Alabama as the duo blanked the Boilermakers, 6-0.

Kapitany and Schmidt were just the fourth doubles team in Purdue history to qualify for the doubles tournament. None of the four has won a match in the tournament.

The loss marks the end of the 2012-13 season for Purdue women's tennis.

#16 Adams/Kilqo, Texas Tech  def.  #12 Colton/Mira, Vanderbilt 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
#22 Kopinski/White, Illinois  def.  #29 Alawi/Kanakova, South Carolina 6-0, 7-6(5)
#9 Brhane/Ritchie (5-8), Oklahoma  def.  #18 Hristov/Stancu, Texas A&M 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
#11 Embree/Oyen, Florida  def.  #28 Tan/Tsay, Stanford 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
#17 Guillermo/Issara, Pepperdine  def.  #32 Nauta/Xi, Virginia 6-2, 6-1
#30 Narrattana/Rose, Oklahoma State  def.  #59 Eskenazi/Latycheva, Pennsylvania 6-4, 6-3
#7 Guarachi/Macfarlane (5-8), Alabama  def.  #27 Kapitany/Schmidt, Purdue 6-3, 6-7, 6-0

#5 Boren/Szekely (4), Tennessee  def.  #42 Jogasuria/Pantusart, Akron 6-0, 6-1
#1 Fuller/Garcia (1), Georgia  def.  #23 Beazant/Harmath, Rice 3-6, 6-4, 6-0
#2 Christian/Santamaria (2), USC  def.  #14 Mushrefova/Hamilton, Northwestern 6-1, 6-1
#31 Cako/Smith, Arizona State  def.  #19 Addison/Scott, Texas 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
#25 Anderson/Morton, UCLA  def.  #6 Bektas/Bolender (5-8), Michigan 7-5, 6-2
#3 Veresova/Weatherholt (3), Nebraska  def.  #34 Grgan/Tere-Apisah, Georgia State 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(6)
#15 Enrique/Vickers, Tulsa  def.  #8 Ahn/Gibbs (5-8), Stanford 6-2, 6-4
#26 Bonacic/Niedermayerova, Kansas State  def.  #21 Januskova/Utting, Penn State 6-1, 6-0
#13 Belaya/Loomans, William & Mary  def.  #10 Burgmans/Kurteva, Auburn 6-3, 6-4