Sept. 21, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -
Lynda Xepoleas led the way for the Purdue women's tennis team by registering a pair of wins in doubles action and a victory in singles play at the Michigan Fall Invite Saturday. Teamed with Daniela Vidal, the duo defeated the No. 2 doubles from Arizona State and Notre Dame, and Xepoleas rallied to win a three-set singles match against DePaul.
Purdue took two of three doubles matches against Arizona State to open the second day of action. The 12th-ranked duo of Mara Schmidt and Krisztina Kapitany posted an 8-5 victory over Joanna Smith and Leighann Sahagun in the No. 1 position. An 8-4 decision was recorded by the junior tandem of Xepoleas and Vidal over Sun Devils' Gussie O'Sullivan and Desirae Krawczyk.
The Boilermakers edged Notre Dame via tiebreaker in two of four doubles matches, including a second win by Xepoleas and Vidal. They defeated Julie Sabacinski and Mary Closs, 8-7 (4). Andjela Djokovic and Claudia Escribens posted an 8-7 (5) victory over Jane Fennelly and Julie Vrabel at No. 4.
After falling 6-5 in the opening set to DePaul's Ana Vladutu, Xepoleas rallied in the next two sets, 6-3, 6-1, for the victory. Her win in the No. 1 spot earned her eight tournament points. Purdue recorded two additional victories in singles play: Schmidt's straight-set (6-2, 6-2) defeat of Jasmin King in the second slot and Claudia Escribens at No. 7 with a 6-1, 6-4, decision against Rebeca Mitrea.
Play resumes Sunday for the Boilermakers with a doubles match against Tulane at 9:30 a.m. ET. They will then face the Green Waves in singles action at 11 a.m. to close out the tournament. Complete event results can be found here.
Arizona State vs. Purdue
No. 12 Schmidt/Kapitany (Purdue) d. Smith/Sahagun (ASU), 8-5
Xepoleas/Vidal (Purdue) d. O'Sullivan/Krawczyk (ASU), 8-4
Panoho/Vlad (ASU) d. Robinson/Davila (Purdue), 8-6
Purdue vs. Notre Dame
Sanders/Gleason (ND) d. No. 12 Schmidt/Kapitany (Purdue), 8-3
Xepoleas/Vidal (Purdue) d. Sabacinski/Closs (ND), 8-7 (4)
Robinson/Kellner (ND) d. Robinson/Davila (Purdue), 8-4
Djokovic/Escribens (Purdue) d. Fennelly/Vrabel (ND), 8-7 (5)
DePaul vs. Purdue
Lynda Xepoleas (Purdue) d. Ana Vladutu (DePaul), 5-6, 6-3, 6-1
No. 125 Mara Schmidt (Purdue) d. Jasmin Kling (DePaul), 6-2, 6-2
Patricia Fargas (DePaul) d. Dani Vidal (Purdue), 6-3, 6-3
Kelsey Lawson (DePaul) d. Nicole Robinson (Purdue), 6-5, 6-5
Zaina Sufi (DePaul) d. Andjela Djokovic (Purdue), 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
Jarret Fisher (DePaul) d. Natalia Davila (Purdue), 6-3, 6-1
Claudia Escribens (Purdue) d. Rebeca Mitrea (DePaul), 6-1, 6-4