Action Resumes at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday in Evanston
Jan. 13, 2012
EVANSTON, Ill. - The DePaul women's tennis team started its Spring season with five victories on the first day of the Northwestern Invitational on Friday at the Combe Indoor Tennis Center. The Blue Demons faced student-athletes from host No. 12 Northwestern, No. 65 LSU and UIC.
Carolin Neumann and Kelsey Lawson combined for four of DePaul's five victories.
The Blue Demons started the day with six doubles matches and a 3-3 record. Patricia Fargas and Rebeca Mitrea extended its doubles winning streak to three matches with an 8-4 win over the LSU pair of Olivia Howlett and Yvette Vlaar. The pair's streak came to an end, when the UIC tandem of Mariya Kovaleva and Haley Craig edged the Blue Demon duo 9-8.
Jasmin Kling and Neumann along with Cali Gustafson and Lawson each won their respective doubles matches against pairs from UIC. Playing together for the first time, Kling and Neumann won their match 8-4 over Polina Guimaraes and Teona Tsertsvadze. Gustafson and Lawson improved to 2-1 all-time in doubles with their 8-5 victory over Elisa Simonetti and Jana Knoppe.
The Blue Demons moved into singles action in the evening with five matches against Northwestern. Lawson and Neumann each won their respective matches in straight sets. Lawson topped Nida Hamilton 6-2, 6-1. Neumann dominated her first set with a 6-0 win over Natalie Edell. The DePaul freshman tallied her sixth win of season with a 6-4 set-two win over Edell.
The Blue Demons return to the courts on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with a round of doubles followed by singles action in the afternoon.
Wolf/Frankenberger (LSU) def. Kling/McKnight (DPU), 9-8
Fargas/Mitrea (DPU) def. Howlett/Vlaar (LSU), 8-4
Burns/Morton (LSU) def. Gustafson/Neumann (DPU), 8-5
Kovaleva/Craig (UIC) def. Fargas/Mitrea (DPU), 9-8
Kling/Neumann (DPU) def. Guimaraes/Tsertsvadze (UIC), 8-4
Gustafson/Lawson (DPU) def. Simonetti/Knoppe (UIC), 8-5
Veronica Corning (NU) def. Jasmin Kling (DPU), 6-2, 7-6 (5)
Belinda Niu (NU) def. Gia McKnight (DPU), 6-2, 6-2
Linda Abu Mushrefova (NU) def. Patricia Fargas (DPU), 1-6, 7-6 (8), 10-5
Kelsey Lawson (DPU) def. Nida Hamilton (NU), 6-2, 6-1
Carolin Neumann (DPU) def. Natalie Edell (NU) 6-0, 6-4