Alex Brinker won her fifth-straight match on Sunday at Indiana.
Feb. 10, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Freshman Alex Brinker collected her fifth-consecutive singles for the Xavier women's tennis team that ended the weekend with a 6-1 defeat to Indiana at the IU Tennis Center on Sunday.
Brinker's win came at the No. 2 singles position where she has posted a 6-1 record to being her college campaign. The loss broke the Musketeers (5-2) four-match winning streak.
"Everybody put forth a very good effort today," head coach Eric Toth said. "We played within ourselves and made a good Indiana team beat us which always gives you the best chance to compete against these top teams. It was great for Alexandra to earn her win over a good opponent to put us on the board. Today was a positive experience for everybody and our team will benefit from as we continue this week with Butler and Cleveland State."
Brinker's three-set win (6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-3) highlighted a tough day for the Musketeers that saw Katie Pleiman and Andrea Wolf's singles winning streaks come to an end. Kally Alkire, Daniella Patton and Lizzie Oosterbaan also suffered a loss.
Xavier also dropped its doubles point to open the match being swept by the Hoosiers' squad that included the 31st-ranked duo in the nation.
The Musketeers resume conference play as they travel to Butler on Wednesday and return home on Friday evening to face Cleveland State.
Indiana 6, Xavier 1
1. Leslie Hureau (IU) def. Katie Pleiman (XU) 6-3, 6-4
2. Alex Brinker (XU) def. Alecia Kauss (IU) 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-3)
3. Katie Klyczek (IU) def. Kally Alkire (XU) 6-0, 7-6 (6-2)
4. Sohie Garre (IU) def. Daniella Patton (XU) 6-0, 6-3
5. Shannon Murdy (IU) def. Andrea Wolf (XU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Jithmie Jayawickrema (IU) def. Lizzie Oosterbaan (XU) 6-0, 6-1
Doubles competition 1. #31 Sohie Garre/Leslie Hureau (IU) def. Kally Alkire/Katie Pleiman (XU) 8-1 2. Alecia Kauss/Shannon Murdy (IU) def. Alex Brinker/Allyson Westling (XU) 8-4 3. Katie Klyczek/Gabrielle Rebenstein (IU) def. Daniella Patton/Andrea Wolf (XU) 8-6
Match Notes: Xavier 5-2 Indiana 7-0
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,5,4,3,1,2)