Clean Sweep of Michigan State Caps Perfect Weekend
Feb. 16, 2014
CHICAGO -- The DePaul women's tennis team blasted visiting Michigan State on Sunday afternoon to improve to 9-1 overall.
For the No. 53 Blue Demons, the 7-0 win marked their eighth victory in a row. Michigan State fell to 7-2 with the loss.
DePaul took 2-of-3 in doubles play to start the day, outlasting the Spartans in an 8-7 No. 3 match to secure the point and take a 1-0 lead in the contest. Zaina Sufi and Rebeca Mitrea teamed up to win the No. 3 match, the duo's fourth win of the spring.
In singles play, Patricia Fargas cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 win over Marina Bohrer in the No. 1 match to put DePaul up 2-0 before Mitrea topped Athena Trouillot, 6-3, 6-1, in the No. 6 match to extend the Blue Demons' lead to three. Then, Zaina Sufi gave DePaul its match-clinching point by virtue of a 6-3, 6-1 win over Olga Chernova in the No. 5 match. Sufi is now 19-5 overall and 9-0 in dual singles matches.
Kelsey Lawson pushed her dual record to 7-1 with a 6-0, 7-6 victory at No. 4 singles, Ana Vladutu beat Erin Faulker (6-3, 6-1) in the No. 2 slot and Jasmin Kling finished off the day with a 6-1, 2-6, 6-1 win over Catherine Parenteau in the No. 3 position.
"I am really proud of the girls' effort this weekend," said head coach Mark Ardizzone, whose team won two matches in Chicago yesterday. "This was not an easy week with midterms in play but we remained focused.
"Today was a great 7-0 win. It was a real team effort. Zaina and Rebeca put together a great comeback to help us win that doubles point. I was also very pleased with our level of focus in singles. We were dominant against some very good players today."
This weekend's three home matches were DePaul's last in Chicago until April. The Blue Demons will play 10 consecutive matches away from home, beginning with a Feb. 21 match at Georgetown. Match time from Washington, D.C., is slated for 6 p.m.
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