Sept. 30, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Purdue women's tennis team wrapped up the IU Invitational on Sunday. The team had a great weekend that included champions in multiple flights.
Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum was the big winner on Sunday for Purdue. The freshman kept her perfect singles record intact with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Ashley Tiefel of Colorado in the flight four championship. Bernard-Feigenbaum dropped just five games on the tournament in her two wins.
Claudia Escribens was also a winner on Sunday. The freshman won the third place match of flight four against Carmen Borau Ramos of Kansas State. Escribens took the match in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4. Escribens is now 2-1 in singles for her career.
Imogen Golder and Krisztina Kapitany both made the finals in flight two, but did not play the championship match. Instead, the two Boilermakers played against Notre Dame individuals who were slated to play against each other in the flight three finals. Golder faced Sabacinski, but came up short, 7-6, 6-3. Kapitany also suffered her first defeat of the tournament losing to White, 6-4, 6-1. Gisella Pere also played a consolation match. The senior defeated Gomez of Kansas State, 6-0, 6-2.
Daniela Vidal took on the No. 4 seed in the flight one round robin. After a tough first two days for the sophomore, Vidal picked up a nice win over Winde Janssens of Colorado, 6-4, 6-4.
In Los Angeles at the ITA All-Americans, Lynda Xepoleas and Mara Schmidt competed for Purdue. Late Saturday night, the duo advanced by way of a walk over in the doubles round. In singles, though, both were knocked out on the first day. Xepoleas fell to the No. 7 seed Julia Metzger of Oregon, 6-3, 6-4, in the first round. Schmidt picked up a win in the opening round as the junior took out Noel Scott of Texas 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5. In the second round, Schmidt was knocked out of the tournament by Hanna Yu of Yale in a heartbreaker, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.
On Sunday in doubles, Xepoleas and Schmidt faced Elbaba and Fuccillo of Virginia. The Cavalier duo came out on top, 8-3.