Bowling Green Gets Past Bulldogs, 5-2

Jan. 20, 2008

Indianapolis, Ind. - The Butler women's tennis team came up short in their home opener on Sunday (Jan. 20), as visiting Bowling Green hung on for a 5-2 decision at the Butler Bubble.

The Bulldogs attempted to rally from a defeat in the doubles point, as sophomore Molly Casperson notched a swift 6-0, 6-3 victory at No. 2 singles over Christine Chiricosta. Sophomore Becky Jenkins also picked up a two-set decision at No. 5, topping Andrea Volle 7-5, 6-3.

Freshman Gabriella Bobrowski put up a strong showing at No. 4, winning the first set 6-3 and holding a 4-2 edge in the second, but Samantha Kintzel claimed four-straight games to force a third set before winning the bout in a tie-breaker.

Freshman Natali Jaimes and Bobrowski also teamed up for a doubles victory at the No. 3 position, trumping Katia Babina and Kintzel, 8-1. Casperson and Jenkins came close to scoring the doubles point in favor of the Bulldogs at the No. 1 spot but fell to Kelsey Jakupcin and Chiricosta, 9-7.

The Butler women's team returns to action on Saturday (Jan. 26) when they battle Miami (Ohio) beginning at 1:00 p.m. in Oxford, Ohio.

Doubles
1 - Jakupcin/Chiricosta (BGSU) def. Casperson/Jenkins 9-7
2 - Nussbaum/Volle (BGSU) def. Hawes/McLoughlin 8-4
3 - Jaimes/Bobrowski (BU) def. Babina/Kintzel 8-1

Singles
1 - Kelsey Jakupcin (BGSU) def. Natali Jaimes 6-1, 6-0
2 - Molly Casperson (BU) def. Christine Chiricosta 6-0, 6-3
3 - Katia Babina (BGSU) def. Tiffany McLoughlin 6-1, 6-1
4 - Samantha Kintzel (BGSU) def. Gabriella Bobrowski 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2)
5 - Becky Jenkins (BU) def. Andrea Volle 7-5, 6-3
6 - Stefanie Menoff (BGSU) def. Michelle Hawes 6-2, 6-3