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MU roundup: Indiana topples Herd in women's tennis

Feb. 04, 2013 @ 12:38 AM

BARBOURSVILLE -- No. 51 Indiana won the doubles point and five of six singles Sunday to post a 6-1 victory over Marshall in women's tennis Sunday at the Huntington Tennis Club.

The Thundering Herd's Dominika Zaprazna and Maria Voscekova defeated the No.31-ranked doubles team of Leslie Hureau and Sophie Garre, 8-4. It was the first loss for the Indiana team. The Hoosiers (6-0) won the other two doubles matches.

Singles wins by Alecia Kauss, Garre, Carolyn Chupa were enough to clinch the win for Indiana.

"I felt like both teams did a great job competing, but when it came down to crunch time, we were ahead in a lot of matches but couldn't close the deal," Herd coach John Mercer said. "That shows a lot for Indiana's experience and discipline.

"We need to keep working hard to play up to (Indiana's) level. I think we are closing the gap and getting a good understanding of it, and I've seen a lot of improvement. Hopefully we get a good breakthrough here coming up."

The Herd returns to action Friday at home against No. 26 Purdue. The match begins at 11 a.m. at the Huntington Tennis Club.

Track

AKRON, Ohio -- Freshman Shanice Johnson had a school record-breaking 200-meter performance Saturday at the Akron Invitational indoor meet. She won the Blue Division with a time of 24.86 seconds.

Jasia Richardson won the Gold Division in the triple jump with a leap of 41-feet, 7 inches.

Vanessa Jules won Friday in the pentathlon competition with 3,827 points, the 16th-best score in the nation this season.

Crystal Walker was second in the long jump with a school record of 19-feet, 8 inches.

The 4x400 relay team of Johnson, Jules, Loren Dyer and Amber Pierson ran the second-fastest time in Marshall history (3:50.29) and finished third.

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