Women’s tennis: Spring season begins with pair of losses

The spring season did not open as the Butler women’s tennis team might have hoped, as the squad fell to DePaul at home on Saturday and at Indiana on Friday.

Sophomore Stephanie McLoughlin led the Bulldogs (0-3) in a 7-0 loss to the Blue Devils (4-1).

Photo by Marcy Thornsberry

The second-year player suffered a close loss at No. 2 singles and took part in the tightest doubles match between the teams.

McLoughlin won eight games against DePaul freshman Patricia Fargas, but Fargas pulled out a 6-4, 6-4 victory.

At No. 1 doubles, McLoughlin teamed with sophomore Gabrielle Rubenstein in an 8-4 loss to the duo of senior Gia McKnight and freshman Jasmin Kling.

Butler’s season-opening tilt against Indiana did not go much better for the Bulldogs, who came out on the wrong end of a 7-0 defeat.

None of Butler’s singles players were able to win more than four games in a set against the Hoosiers (3-1).

Junior Brittany Farmer and sophomore Caroline Hedrick won more games in doubles action than any other Butler duo, dropping an 8-3 decision to senior Evgeniya Vertesheva and sophomore Kayla Fujimoto.

The Bulldogs will stay in Indianapolis to host Western Kentucky on Friday before heading to Dayton on Saturday.

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