Bulldogs Stumble To Open Spring Play

The Butler women's tennis team kicked off spring play last weekend, losing twice to Indiana and DePaul.

In their first home match of the season, the Bulldogs fell, 7-0, to the DePaul Blue Devils on Sunday.

Sophomore Gabrielle Rubenstein fell behind at No. 3 singles, losing the first set 6-0. After the tough start, Rubenstein responded, but fell just short, falling to senior Gia McKnight in a second-set tiebreaker.

Rubenstein wasn't the only Bulldog to lose a narrow match.

Fellow sophomore Stephanie McLoughlin lost by a service break in each set at No. 2 singles. DePaul freshman Patricia Fargas bested McLoughlin 6-4, 6-4.

McLoughlin and Rubenstein also teamed up at No. 1 doubles, falling 8-4.

On Saturday, Butler travelled to Bloomington, Ind. where the Bulldogs lost, 7-0, to host Indiana.

A Bloomington native, senior Cam Thompson had a bittersweet homecoming, losing 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5 singles and 8-1 at No. 3 doubles.

Junior Brittany Farmer picked up the most games for the Bulldogs, falling 6-2, 6-4.

Butler will be back in action Friday when it hosts Eastern Kentucky at 2 p.m. EST.