No. 69 DePaul Sweeps on Special Day, Runs Win Streak to Nine
Kelsey Lawson improved her team-best record to 10-1 in dual play with two wins on Saturday.

Feb. 23, 2013

CHICAGO – No. 69 DePaul women’s tennis swept the day on a special Saturday, improving its win streak to nine by running off back-to-back 7-0 wins against visiting IPFW and Western Illinois at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness.

The Blue Demons (9-2) began the day honoring two former players affected by breast cancer – Natalie Matko and Amy Slavicek-Untch – in front of a packed house in the early match.

Clad in pink shirts bearing Matko’s name, DePaul opened up with three straight doubles wins against the Mastodons (6-6) before taking all six singles matches in straight sets. It was a similar story against Western Illinois (0-5) as the Blue Demons played inspired tennis all day.

First pair Kelsey Lawson and Matea Cutura remained undefeated (9-0) together with an 8-4 victory over Anita Henestrosa and Caterina Kiefer in the early match. The duo then blanked Yessenia Mejia and Holly Conlon of Western Illinois, 8-0.

At second doubles, Ana Vladutu and Patricia Fargas improved to 6-3 as a unit with an 8-3 win in the early match. The freshman tandem of Zaina Sufi and Jarret Fisher also stayed unbeaten at 8-0 with an 8-2 win against IPFW.

In singles play, junior Kelsey Lawson grabbed two wins to improve to 10-1 in dual play as the Blue Demons cruised through both matches without dropping a set.

Sophomore Carolin Neumann also returned from an injury against Western Illinois to make her first appearance of the dual season, winning at sixth singles in straight sets (6-0, 6-0) to improve to 5-2 overall.

DePaul will be back on the courts tomorrow with a BIG EAST opponent, Syracuse, coming to town for a 1:00 p.m. CT match at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness.

No. 69 DePaul 7, IPFW 0


1. #72 Matea Cutura (D) def. Anita Henestrosa (I)  6-1, 6-4
2. Patricia Fargas (D) def. Kristine Lindal (I) 6-2, 6-2
3. Ana Vladutu (D) def. Caterina Kiefer (I) 6-4, 6-2
4. Kelsey Lawson (D) def. Mila Shustova (I) 6-2, 6-2
5. Jarret Fisher (D) def. Marry Huck (I) 6-0, 6-2
6. Zaina Sufi (D) def. Theresa Neumeyr (I) 6-0, 6-4

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


1. Lawson/Cutura (D) def. Henestrosa/Kiefer (I) 8-4
2. Fargas/Vladutu (D) def. Neumeyr/Shustova (I) 8-3
3. Fisher/Sufi (D) def. Lindal/Huck (I) 8-2

Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2




No. 69 DePaul 7, Western Illinois 0

1. Patricia Fargas def. Yessenia Mejia 6-0, 6-0
2. Ana Vladutu def. Elena Berdichevsky 6-0, 6-0
3. Kelsey Lawson def. Megan Pazdernick 6-0, 6-0
4. Jarret Fisher def. Kristen Havelka 6-0, 6-0
5. Zaina Sufi def. Holly Conlin 6-0, 6-0
6. Carolin Neumann def. Jessica Callahan 6-0, 6-0

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

1. Cutura/Lawson def. Mejia/Conlin 8-0
2. Sufi/Vladutu def. Pazdernick/Berdichevsky 8-0
3. Fargas/Fisher def. Theobald/Ese Davis 8-0

Order: 3, 1, 2

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