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Streaking Blue Demons Net Sixth Straight, Defeat Marquette 6-1
Freshman Ana Vladutu won her 17th match of the season, dropping just one set at third singles.

Freshman Ana Vladutu won her 17th match of the season, dropping just one set at third singles.

Feb. 15, 2013

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. - No. 71 DePaul picked up an impressive road win, extending its current winning streak to six straight with a 6-1 decision over BIG EAST rival Marquette on Friday at Helfaer Tennis Stadium.

DePaul moves to 6-2 overall with win, beginning the afternoon by taking the doubles point for a fifth consecutive outing. The loss snapped a five-match win streak for hosting Marquette, which dropped to 6-3 overall.

It was DePaul's fifth straight win in the series going back to the 2008 season.

The Blue Demons got on the board early, winning the doubles point with back-to-back 8-4 wins at the second and first positions.

Finishing first, freshman Matea Cutura and junior captain Kelsey Lawson remained undefeated as partners (6-0) with a win over Ana Pimienta and Erin Gebes.

Sophomore Patricia Fargas and freshman Ana Vladutu followed by clinching the pairs point at the top spot with a victory against Rocio Diaz and Ali Dawson. The freshman tandem of Zaina Sufi and Jarret Fisher then made it a clean sweep in a tie-breaker, 8-7 (7-2), defeating Aina Hernandez Soler and Aleeza Kanner.

In singles play, Vladutu made it 2-0 DePaul by making quick work of Dawson, 6-0, 6-1, at third singles. Vladutu has now won five of her past six singles matches and remains tied for the team lead in overall solo wins (17-7).

Cutura finished next, taking down Pimienta by an identical score and moving to 16-4 overall - including a 6-2 mark at the number one position.

 

 

With the score 3-0, Sufi clinched the match for DePaul bringing home a win at the six spot, 6-1, 6-2, over Kanner.

Fargas followed with another straight set victory, defeating Diaz 6-1, 6-2 at second singles before Fisher earned the Blue Demons' sixth and final point at the five with a dramatic tie-break win over Hernandez Soler, 6-4, 6-7, 1-0 (10-5).

DePaul returns to the courts on Sunday, facing Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich. First serve is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. CT.

No. 71 DePaul 6, Marquette 1

Singles 1. Matea Cutura (D) def. Ana Pimienta (M) 6-0, 6-1
2. Patricia Fargas (D) def. Rocio Diaz (M) 6-1, 6-2
3. Ana Vladutu (D) def. Ali Dawson (M) 6-0, 6-1
4. Erin Gebes (M) def. Kelsey Lawson (D) 6-1, 5-7, 1-0 (11-9)
5. Jarret Fisher (D) def. Aina Hernandez Soler (M) 6-4, 6-7, 1-0 (10-5)
6. Zaina Sufi (D) def. Aleeza Kanner (M) 6-1, 6-2

Order of Finish: 3, 1, 6, 2, 4, 5

Doubles

1. Fargas/Vladutu (D) def. Diaz/Dawson (M) 8-4
2. Cutura/Lawson (D) def. Pimienta/Gebes (M) 8-4
3. Fisher/Sufi (D) def. A. Hernandez/Kanner (M) 8-7 (7-2)

Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3