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No. 75 Women's Tennis Clipped by No. 68 Princeton, 4-3
Freshman Matea Cutura improved to 12-3 overall at the first spot in the singles lineup.


Freshman Matea Cutura improved to 12-3 overall at the first spot in the singles lineup.

March 8, 2013

PRINCETON, N.J. - No. 75 DePaul women's tennis fell in another close road match on Friday, dropping a 4-3 decision against hosting No. 68 Princeton at Jadwin Gym.

The Blue Demons (9-6) have now lost four straight, but three of those have been by razor slim 4-3 margins. DePaul is 1-4 against ranked teams in 2013.

The Tigers opened the match by taking two-of-three in pairs play despite dropping court two, where Patricia Fargas and Kelsey Lawson earned an 8-2 win over Katherine Flanigan and Amanda Muliawan.

DePaul came back in singles competition to take a 2-1 lead in the match, however, earning back-to-back victories on courts five and three.

At the five, freshman Jarret Fisher closed out a 6-3, 6-4 win over Katie Goepel to improve to 22-6 overall before classmate Ana Vladutu went to 23-9 by taking down Monica Chow 6-3, 6-4.

Princeton would retake the lead after wins at sixth and fourth singles, but the Blue Demons tied the match at three points apiece when Matea Cutura closed out her opponent, Lindsay Graff, 7-6, 6-4 at the top spot in the order.

With the outcome riding on second singles, Fargas took the nationally-ranked Muliawan (No. 112) the distance but came out on the losing end of a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 score.

Next up for DePaul will be a Sunday meeting with No. 39 Yale at 1:00 p.m. in New Haven, Conn.

No. 68 Princeton 4, No. 75 DePaul 3

Singles

1. Matea Cutura (D) def. Lindsay Graff (P) 7-6, 6-4
2. Amanda Muliawan (P) def. Patricia Fargas (D) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
3. Ana Vladutu (D) def. Monica Chow (P) 6-3, 6-4
4. Katherine Flanigan (P) def. Kelsey Lawson (D) 6-0, 3-6, 6-2
5. Jarret Fisher (D) def. Katie Goepel (P) 6-3, 6-4
6. Emily Hahn (P) def. Zaina Sufi (D) 6-4, 7-5


 

 

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

Doubles

1. Cannon/Goepel (P) def. Cutura/Vladutu (D) 8-3
2. Fargas/Lawson (D) def. Flanigan/Muliawan (P) 8-2
3. Chow/Graff (P) def. Sufi/Fisher (D) 8-1

Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2