MU roundup: Indiana topples Herd in women's tennis
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.
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.