WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The No. 30 Boilermakers had their dual season come to a close on Saturday. The Boilermakers fell to the No. 6 Miami Hurricanes, 4-0.
Purdue (18-6) came up just short in doubles despite playing tough at the top two spots. Miami (22-5) picked up a win at No. 3 as Stephanie Wagner and Brittany Dubins defeated Gisella Pere and Claudia Escribens, 8-3. The doubles match was Escribens' first as a Boilermaker. The Hurricanes clinched the point with an 8-5 win at No. 1. Monique Albuquerque and Clementina Riobueno topped Mara Schmidt and Krisztina Kapitany the No. 27 duo in the nation, 8-5. Lynda Xepoleas and Daniela Vidal led 5-3 at No. 2 when the match was abandoned.
The Hurricanes and Boilermakers were fairly even in singles until a weather delay halted the action for nearly 45 minutes. Schmidt trailed 4-2 at one, Xepoleas led 4-2 at two, Vidal was up 3-2 at three, Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum had a 5-2 lead at four, Kapitany was down 4-3 at five and Pere trailed 5-2 at six. From there, it was all Miami.
Kapitany and Schmidt's seasons aren't over yet. They earned a berth to the NCAA Doubles Championships which begin on May 22 in Champaign, Ill
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