Women's Tennis Opens Fall at Duke Fab Four Invite

Sept. 18, 2010

CARY, N.C. - Four members of the Purdue women's tennis team completed their first day of fall competition at the Duke Fab Four Invite in Cary, N.C. on Friday.

Junior Anna Dushkina, freshman Mara Schmidt, junior Jenny Rabot, and senior Bhavani Tirumuti faced challenging opposition on all courts. Schmidt (Bradenton, Fla) took on North Carolina's Jocelyn Ffriend in a tightly-contested debut for the newcomer. The Boilermaker kept it close in the first set, falling 7-6 (7-4), and rallied in the second, but fell 7-5. Schmidt paired with Rabot (Bishop's Stortford, England) to defeat Duke's Elizabeth Plotkin and Nadine Fahoum 8-5. The duo pushed onto a semifinal matchup against Antonia Foehse and Mary Anne Macfarlane of Alabama, but were taken out 8-2. Schmidt and Rabot will compete for third place in the Section B flight against Rachel White and Allison Falkin of Illinois on Saturday.

All will compete in singles and doubles consolation brackets starting at 11 a.m. For more information and full results please visit purduesports.com.

Please see below for full results from Friday, Sept. 17.

Duke Fab Four Invite - Agate
September 17, 2010
Cary, N.C. - Cary Tennis Park
Day 1 Results

Singles - Round of 16
Section A 
Tessa Lyons (North Carolina) def. Anna Dushkina (Purdue) 6-4, 6-1

Section B
Jocelyn Ffriend (North Carolina) def. Mara Schmidt (Purdue) 7-6 (4), 7-5
Caroline Larsson (Texas) def. No. 82 Jennifer Rabot (Purdue) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3

Section C
No. 20 Kristi Boxx (Mississippi) def. Bhavani Tirumurti (Purdue) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles- Quarterfinals
Section A 
Monica Gorny/Hanna Mar (Duke) def. Anna Dushkina/Bhavani Tirumurti (Purdue) 8-0

Section B
Mara Schmidt/Jennifer Rabot (Purdue) def. Elizabeth Plotkin/Nadine Fahoum (Duke) 8-5 

Doubles Semifinals
Section B
Antonia Foehse/Mary Anne Macfarlane (Alabama) def. Mara Schmidt/Jennifer Rabot (Purdue) 8-2

Doubles Consolation Semifinals
Section A
Aleksandra Markovic/Jenny Hois (Wisconsin) def. Anna Dushkina/Bhavani Tirumurti (Purdue) 8-3




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