Hoosiers Start Season with Pair of Victories
head coach Ramiro Azcui knew the Hoosiers first tennis match of the
dual season was going to be emotional. The match against Western
Michigan featured a matchup against Azcui's daughter, Denise, who plays
for Western Michigan.
Azcui was proud of the way his team
competed as the Indiana women's tennis team captured a 7-0 victory
against Western Michigan and followed that up with a 7-0 win against
The Hoosiers (2-0) faced some adversity to open
the doubles match against Western Michigan. With each team winning one
of the three matches it all came down to the No. 1 doubles match.
Senior Kim Schmider and sophomore Madison Appel trailed 5-3, but were
able to overcome the slow start to storm back and win the match in a
tiebreak to put Indiana up 1-0 in the match.
carried that momentum from doubles into singles, where they won all six
first sets. Caitlin Bernard and Appel put Indiana up 3-0 in the match
and Natalie Whalen clinched it with a 6-2, 7-5 victory at the No. 4
spot. Indiana went on to win all six singles match to win the overall
"I thought we competed really well today," IU
head coach Ramiro Azcui said. "We still have some things to work on,
but I thought our energy was really good throughout both matches."
Against Butler the Hoosiers were in control in doubles as they captured victories in each of the three doubles matches.
Indiana played some close sets in singles each of their six players won
in straight sets to secure the 7-0 win against the Bulldogs.
next the Hoosiers welcome Washington State and Cincinnati on Jan. 29.
Indiana takes on Washington State at 9:30 a.m. and matches up with
Cincinnati at 2:30 p.m. Both matches will be played at the IU Tennis
Indiana 7, Western Michigan 0
1. Madison Appel (IND) def. Melina Lyubomirova (WMU) 6-4, 6-4
2. Paula Gutierrez (IND) def. Tracy Kuhle (WMU) 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)
3. Caitlin Bernard (IND) def. Olivia Myers (WMU) 6-2, 6-3
4. Natalie Whalen (IND) def. Katja Fevralev (WMU) 6-2, 7-5
5. Kim Schmider (IND) def. Denise Azcui (WMU) 6-4, 6-4
6. Alicia Robinson (IND) def. Barbare Eristavi (WMU) 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (10-6)
1. Madison Appel/Kim Schmider (IND) def. Tracy Kuhle/Melina Lyubomirova (WMU) 7-6 (7-4)
2. Denise Azcui/Olivia Myers (WMU) def. Caitlin Bernard/Alicia Robinson (IND) 6-2
3. Paula Gutierrez/Pauline Jahren (IND) def. Katja Fevralev/Barbare Eristavi (WMU) 6-0
Indiana 7, Butler 0
1. Madison Appel (IND) def. Bailey Padgett (BUT) 6-1, 6-1
2. Paula Gutierrez (IND) def. Rachel Sutton (BUT) 6-4, 6-2
3. Caitlin Bernard (IND) def. Jocelyn Koester (BUT) 7-5, 6-1
4. Kim Schmider (IND) def. Kailey Eaton (BUT) 6-2, 6-1
5. Alicia Robinson (IND) def. Angela Avgerinos (BUT) 6-4, 6-0
6. Pauline Jahren (IND) def. Callie Schmidt (BUT) 6-2, 6-1
1. Madison Appel/Kim Schmider (IND) def. Jocelyn Koester/Bailey Padgett (BUT) 6-1
2. Caitlin Bernard/Alicia Robinson (IND) def. Kailey Eaton/Rachel Sutton (BUT) 6-2
3. Paula Gutierrez/Pauline Jahren (IND) def. Caroline McAuley/Jordan Minnick (BUT) 6-2