Fifth Straight Shutout Gives Women's Tennis 11th Consecutive Win
Feb. 22, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The No. 45 DePaul women's tennis team stayed red-hot on Saturday afternoon, defeating Navy, 7-0, to improve to 12-1 overall.
For the Blue Demons, the win marked their fifth straight shutout and 11th consecutive victory overall. It was also their second win of the day; DePaul beat Seton Hall, 7-0, this morning. Navy fell to 11-3.
The win over Navy capped a 3-0 weekend. DePaul won three matches in a 24-hour period.
"It was a very nice weekend," said head coach Mark Ardizzone. "I am very pleased that we were able to dominate three matches in less than a 24-hour span. Give a lot of credit to our trainer, Stephanie [Calabrese], and Chris [Dresher], over in the strength complex, who helped us get through this weekend."
The Blue Demons took all three doubles matches to start the day off leading 1-0. Jasmin Kling and Kelsey Lawson beat Noelle Kaufmann and Mikaela Carlson, 8-0, at No. 1 doubles, Patricia Fargas and Rebeca Mitrea defeated Erin Snook and Katie Porter, 8-2, in the No. 2 match and Zaina Sufi teamed with Jarret Fisher to beat Darien Sears and Sam Droop at No. 3 doubles, 8-3.
In singles, DePaul swept through its competition, starting in the No. 1 match, where Fargas defeated Snook, 6-3, 6-1, and at No. 2 singles, where Ana Vladutu topped Sears, 6-2, 6-2. In the No. 3 match, Kling dropped Droop, 6-1, 6-3, and Lawson won the No. 4 match over Logan Antill, 6-2, 6-0. Zaina Sufi beat Gabby Winter, 6-4, 6-3, in the No. 5 slot and Mitrea beat Kaufmann, 6-1, 6-1, in the No. 6 position.
"It's nice to start 2-0 in the BIG EAST as well," Ardizzone said, referring to the team's win over Seton Hall earlier in the day. "We will focus on getting better each day.
"It is also really good to get Jarret back as well. It will only add to our depth."
DePaul next takes the court on Feb. 28 at Northern Illinois.
DePaul 7, Navy 0