Bulldogs Open Season On High Note

The Butler women's tennis team won a tournament-best 19 matches as it opened its fall campaign over the weekend at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind. Three returning upperclassmen set the tone for the Bulldogs, as senior Brittany Farmer (pictured) and juniors Caroline Hedrick and Stephanie McLoughlin combined for a perfect 9-0 singles record and 6-0 doubles record in the two-day event.

The three upperclassmen dominated singles play, each recording a 3-0 record in the round-robin tournament. McLoughlin (No. 1 singles), Hedrick (No. 2 singles) and Farmer (No. 3 singles) each picked up wins over DePauw, Indianapolis and Oakland.

Junior Angelina Qin wasn't far behind, accumulating a 2-1 record at No. 4 singles with wins against DePauw and Indianapolis.

Qin teamed up with Hedrick to win the No. 2 doubles flight. The tandem went 3-0 en route to capturing the flight title.

McLoughlin and Farmer also recorded a 3-0 record, winning the No. 1 doubles flight.

Also seeing action for the Bulldogs were junior Laura Shull and freshman Sienna Reuter.

Competing at No. 5 singles, Shull outlasted DePauw sophomore Taylor Mahr in three sets. Shull finished 1-2 in the singles flight and teamed up with Reuter to finish 1-2 at No. 3 doubles.

Butler will travel to Normal, Ill., this weekend to compete in the Illinois State Invitational.


No. 1 Singles
McLoughlin (BU) def. Blum (Oakland) 6-2, 6-1
McLoughlin def. Smith (UIndy) 6-0, 6-4
McLoughlin (BU) def. Crowley (DePauw) 6-4, 7-5


No. 2 Singles
Hedrick (BU) def. Sabourin (Oakland) 6-1, 6-2
Hedrick (BU) def. Speer (UIndy) 6-0, 6-0
Hedrick (BU) def. Marshall (DePauw) 6-0, 6-0


No. 3 Singles
Farmer (BU) def. Keating (Oakland) 6-2, 6-2
Farmer (BU) def. Eckert (UIndy) 6-4, 6-2
Farmer (BU) def. Emhardt (DePauw) 3-6, 6-2, 10-6


No. 4 Singles
Raidt (Oakland) def. Qin (BU) 6-2, 6-1
Qin (BU) def. Liles (UIndy) 6-0, 6-1
Qin (BU) def. Pickerel (DePauw) 6-1, 6-4


No. 5 Singles
Guevara (Oakland) def. Shull (BU) 6-4, 6-1
Boyts (UIndy) def. Shull (BU) 4-6, 6-2, 10-4
Shull (BU) def. Mahr (DePauw) 2-6, 6-3, 10-6


No. 6 Singles
Baxter (Oakland) def. Reuter (BU) 6-1, 6-0
Covington (UIndy) def. Reuter (BU) 6-0, 6-2
Wittwer (DePauw) def. Reuter (BU) 6-0, 6-0


No. 1 Doubles
McLoughlin/Farmer (BU) def. Emhardt/Macphail (DePauw) 9-7
McLoughlin/Farmer (BU) def. Boyts/Liles (UIndy) 8-2
McLoughlin/Farmer (BU) def. Keating/Raidt (Oakland) 8-1


No. 2 Doubles
Hedrick/Qin (BU) def. Crowley/Marshall (DePauw) 8-6
Hedrick/Qin (BU) def. Smith/Eckert (UIndy) 8-6
Hedrick/Qin (BU) def. Martinez/Baxter (Oakland) 8-1


No. 3 Doubles
Pickrel/Wittwer (DePauw) def. Shull/Reuter (BU) 8-1
Speer/Covington (UIndy) def. Shull/Reuter (BU) 8-5
Shull/Reuter (BU) win by default (Oakland)