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Terps Outlast Hoosiers, 4-3

Maryland Athletics
4-20-2018
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Ekaterina Tour and Arnelle Sullivan each won twice, and Katsiaryna Yemelyanenka sealed the deal with a three-set win as the Maryland women's tennis team (10-11, 4-6 B1G) beat Indiana, 4-3. 

Tour and Sullivan earned Maryland's lone doubles win on the day and each went on to win their singles match in straight sets. 

Indiana took the early advantage after capturing the doubles point. The Hoosiers picked up a 6-3 win at third doubles, but Maryland was able to level the score with Tour and Sullivan's 6-4 victory at second doubles. 

The Hoosiers then sealed the first point of the match, beating Maryland's top duo of Eva Alexandrova and Millie Stretton by a score of 7-5. 

Indiana extended its lead when singles play began, picking up a straight-set victory at first singles. 

However, the Terrapins then roared back, rattling off three-consecutive singles wins to take a 3-2 advantage. 

Stretton got the first of the three wins for Maryland, winning 6-3, 6-1 at third singles. Tour and Sullivan then kept the ball rolling, each posting straight-set wins at second and fourth singles respectively. 

The Hoosiers then knotted up the score once again, winning 6-1, 5-7, 7-5 at fifth singles. Maryland's Zoe Kulkarni and Indiana's Jelly Bozovic battled in a back-and-forth affair, but it was Bozovic who emerged victorious. 

With all eyes on sixth singles, Yemelyanenka was able to grind out a 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 victory to give Maryland the win. The sophomore broke serve four times in the final set, which ended as the match approached the four hour mark. 

Maryland will be back in action on Sunday when it closes out the regular season with a match against Purdue. It will be Senior Day, and Maryland will honor its lone senior Ekaterina Tour for her contributions to the program following the completion of the match. Opening serve is slated for noon.

For full results from Maryland's 4-3 win over Indiana, please see below. 

-TERPS-

Maryland 4, Indiana 3

DOUBLES

1. Appel/Bozovic (IU) def. Eva Alexandrova / Millie Stretton (MD), 7-5

2. Ekaterina Tour / Arnelle Sullivan (MD) def. Cai/Whalen (IU), 6-4

3. Zavarotnaya/Bernard (IU) def. Katsiaryna Yemelyanenka / Saya Usui (MD), 6-3

Order of Finish: (3, 2, 1)

SINGLES

1. Appel (IU) def. Eva Alexandrova (MD), 6-2, 6-2

2. Ekaterina Tour (MD) def. Bernard (IU), 6-3, 6-2

3. Millie Stretton (MD) def. Whalen (IU), 6-3, 6-1

4. Arnelle Sullivan (MD) def. Cai (IU), 6-2, 6-2

5. Bozovic (IU) def. Zoe Kulkarni (MD), 6-1, 5-7, 7-5

6. Katsiaryna Yemelyanenka (MD) def. McKamey (IU), 5-7, 6-4, 7-5

Order of Finish: (1, 3, 4, 2, 5, 6*)

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