No. 73 DePaul Wraps Weekend Split in 4-3 Loss at Louisville
April 14, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - No. 73 DePaul women's tennis finished its final regular season with a weekend split on Sunday, dropping a tight match, 4-3, against BIG EAST rival Louisville at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
With the setback, the Blue Demons wrap the dual match schedule with a 12-9 record (2-4 BIG EAST) after defeating Cincinnati, 6-1, on Saturday. The Cardinals improved to 15-7 overall and stayed undefeated on their home court.
Louisville began the match with back-to-back wins in doubles to secure the first point and went up 3-0 before DePaul could grab a singles point at the fourth position.
Junior Kelsey Lawson put the Blue Demons on the board with a 6-3, 6-2 win at the four over Louisville's Stefanie Villajuan and capped a 2-0 singles weekend. Freshman Jarret Fisher followed at the fifth spot with a 7-5, 6-2 result versus Mandy Brown that brought DePaul within a point of tying the match.
The Cardinals came back with a match-clinching win on court three, however, to send DePaul to its fifth loss by a 4-3 score.
Sophomore Patricia Fargas added DePaul's third point at second singles with a 7-6 (3), 6-2 win over Rebecca Shine. It was a fifth-straight singles win for Fargas, who was honored as BIG EAST Player of the Week last Tuesday.
Next up for the Blue Demons will be the BIG EAST Tournament from Thursday, April 18 through Saturday, April 21. Seedings and match times will be announced at a later date.
Louisville 4, No. 73 DePaul 3
Order of Finish: Singles (6,1,4,5,3,2)