No. 65 DePaul Overpowers Connecticut
Blue Demons close out the regular season by hosting Marquette and USF next weekend
April 7, 2012
STORRS, Conn. – The No. 65 DePaul women’s tennis team recorded is third consecutive 7-0 victory when it cruised past Connecticut on Saturday at the University of Connecticut Courts. The Blue Demons dominated doubles and won every singles match in straight sets.
DePaul, who has won its last three matches, improves to 13-6 on the season and is 4-1 in BIG EAST Conference matches. The Huskies drop 6-10 and are 3-8 in league duals.
The Blue Demons came at the Huskies from the first serve – dominating the courts with their aggressive play. Kelsey Lawson and Patricia Fargas were the first of the courts with their impressive 8-0 win on the second court. In their last three doubles matches, Lawson and Fargas have overpowered their opponents and dropped just one game.
DePaul’s No. 64 doubles pair of Jasmin Kling and Gia McKnight clinched the doubles point with their 8-4 victory over Jennifer Learmonth and Maxene Weinberg on the top doubles court.
With the doubles point in hand, Cali Gustafson and Carolin Neumann finished off the sweep with their 8-5 win over Marie Gargiulo and Lauren Wilmarth on the third court.
After tearing through doubles, the Blue Demons settled into singles and allowed their strong serves and strategically placed shots to push them to victory.
Fargas, who was playing in the top singles spot for the first time since Jan. 28, was the first off the courts with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Jennifer Learmonth. Lawson followed on the fourth court with her 6-1, 6-3 victory over Lucy Nutting.
Kling clinched the win for the Blue Demons when she finished off Alexa Gregory 6-1, 6-1 on the second court.
With the match in hand, Neumann, McKnight and Gustafson all tallied wins which completed DePaul’s perfect weekend in Connecticut. On Friday, the Blue Demons defeated St. John’s 7-0.
DePaul closes out the regular season at Lakeshore Sport and Fitness – hosting Marquette and USF on April 14 and 15. Following the Noon match with the Bulls on Sunday, the Blue Demons will celebrate Senior Day and the careers of Gustafson and McKnight.
#65 DePaul 7, Connecticut 0
1. #64 Jasmin Kling/Gia McKnight def. Jennifer Learmonth/Maxene Weinberg 8-4
2. Kelsey Lawson/Patricia Fargas def. Alexa Gregory/Lucy Nutting 8-0
3. Cali Gustafson/Carolin Neuman def. Marie Gargiulo/Lauren Wilmarth 8-5
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3
1. Patricia Fargas def. Jennifer Learmonth 6-1, 6-1
2. Jasmin Kling def. Alexa Gregory 6-1, 6-1
3. Gia McKnight def. Maxene Weinberg 6-2, 6-2
4. Kelsey Lawson def. Lucy Nutting 6-1, 6-3
5. Carolin Neumann def. Lauren Wilmarth 6-2, 6-3
6. Cali Gustafson def. Natalie Robson 6-2, 6-4
Order of Finish: 1, 4, 2, 5, 3, 6