Hoosiers Tennis Gets Strong Start to IU Winter Invite

Hoosiers Tennis Gets Strong Start to IU Winter Invite



Indiana wrapped up day one of the IU Winter Invitational going 5-1 in singles play and 4-2 in doubles matches.

0wwHILDAIn singles, four of the five Indiana victories came in straight sets.  Madison Appel downed Wright State’s Taylor Culbertson, 7-5, 6-1 as IU’s Paula Gutierrez took care of WSU’s Karoline Haller in consecutive sets, 6-2, 6-4.

Senior Sarah McLean defeated Vanessa Madrigal of WSU, 6-1, 6-3. Sarah Baron also picked up an Indiana straight-set triumph over Wright’s Elaine Cohen, 6-1, 6-2.  Indiana’s Danielle Wolf split her first two sets against WSU’s Tori Turner before outlasting Turner in the third-set tiebreak, 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-8).

In doubles action, the Indiana duo of Kim Schmider and Natalie Whalen went a perfect 2-0 on the day.  Other IU doubles pairs getting a win included McLean and Appel as well as Gutierrez and Wolf.

Day two of the IU Winter Invite will get started on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 10:30 a.m. ET inside the IU Tennis Center.

IU Winter Invitational

Jan. 16-18, 2016

Saturday Results


  • Madison Appel (IU) def. Taylor Culbertson (WSU) 7-5, 6-1
  • Paula Guiterrez (IU) def. Karoline Haller (WSU) 6-2, 6-4
  • Linsey Verstrepen (WSU) def. Kim Schmider (IU) 2-6, 6-4, 11-9
  • Sarah McLean (IU) def. Vanessa Madrigal (WSU) 6-1, 6-3
  • Sarah Baron (IU) def. Elaine Cohen (WSU) 6-1, 6-2
  • Danielle Wolf (IU) def. Tori Turner (WSU) 6-2, 2-6, 10-8


1st Round

  • McLean/Appel (IU) def. Culbertson/Turner (WSU) 6-1
  • Schmider/Whalen (IU) def. Madrigal/Madrigal (WSU) 6-0
  • Cloern/Brdicka (WSU) def. Gutierrez/Wolf (IU) 6-1


2nd Round (Winners Side)

  • Pothier/Hermsdorf (ACU) def. McLean/Appel (IU) 6-4
  • Schmider/Whalen (IU) def. Walker/Williams (ACU)


2nd Round (Consolation Side)

  • Gutierrez/Wolf (IU) def. Henry/Crook (ACU) 6-4