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No. 65 DePaul Drops 4-0 Decision to No. 68 Auburn
Freshman Matea Cutura was nearing a comeback win at first singles on Sunday before the Tigers clinched the match.

Freshman Matea Cutura was nearing a comeback win at first singles on Sunday before the Tigers clinched the match.

Jan. 27, 2013

Chapel Hill, N.C. - The 65th-ranked DePaul women's tennis team suffered its second straight loss on Sunday at the 2013 ITA Kick-Off Weekend, dropping a 4-0 decision against No. 68 Auburn.

The Tigers, who have a pair of nationally-ranked duos on roster, grabbed a pair of doubles victories off the bat to secure the pairs point before running off three straight singles wins to clinch the match.

At first singles, No. 112 Matea Cutura rebounded from a 2-6 first set loss to win her second set 6-3 and was up 1-0 when the match was decided.

Next up for the Blue Demons will be a trip to Milwaukee on Friday, February 1 for a 3:00 p.m. match with the Panthers.

#68 Auburn 4, #65 DePaul 0

Singles competition

1. #112 Matea Cutura (DU) vs. Pleun Burgmans (AU) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 unfinished
2. Michala Kucharova (AU) def. Patricia Fargas (DU) 6-1, 7-5
3. Emily Flickinger (AU) def. Ana Vladutu (DU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Jackie Kasler (AU) vs. Kelsey Lawson (DU) 6-3, 2-3 unfinished
5. Jen Pfeifler (AU) def. #119 Jarret Fisher (DU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Plamena Kurteva (AU) vs. Zaina Sufi (DU) 7-5, 4-5 unfinished

Doubles competition

1. #24 Burgmans/Kucharova (AU) vs. Patricia Fargas/Ana Vladutu (DU) 6-5, unfinished
2. Kasler/Flickinger (AU) def. Matea Cutura/Zaina Sufi (DU) 8-3
3. Schippers/Pfeifler (AU) def. Jarret Fisher/Kelsey Lawson (DU) 8-5

Match Notes: DePaul 0-2; National ranking #65 Auburn 1-1; National ranking #68

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,5,2)

ITA Kick-Off Weekend