Women's Tennis Dominant in Opening Match of BIG EAST Tourney
April 18, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. - Receving dominant performances from a trio of freshmen, DePaul women's tennis cruised in the day's third match at the 2013 BIG EAST Women's Tennis Championship with a 4-0 win over Providence to advance to the quarterfinals on Thursday at the USF Varsity Courts.
With the win, fifth-seeded DePaul (13-9) moves on to play fourth-seeded Syracuse, which advanced past No. 13 UConn in a 4-0 match. The Blue Demons will meet the Orange at 11:00 a.m. CT in a rematch from earlier in the season. The two programs met on Feb. 24 in Lincoln Park, where Syracuse snuck away with a 4-3 win in a tight match.
The Blue Demons' day began with a decisive court two win in doubles by Patricia Fargas and Jasmin Kling, 8-2, before Zaina Sufi and Jarret Fisher locked up the pairs point with a 9-7 triumph at third doubles.
In singles, three Blue Demon freshmen dispatched the Friars in three straight to win with four points for the second time this season.
Fisher, fresh off clinching the doubles point, shut out Providence's Hannah Zangari, 6-0, 6-0, at the fith position.
Up 2-0, Ana Vladutu dropped just one set in a 6-1, 6-0, victory against Alana Prinos before Sufi clinched the match at the six spot with a 6-2, 6-2 decision against the Friars' Karen Ramirez.
1. Aviles-Duron/Bernardez (PC) def. Cutura/Vladutu (DPU) 8-4
2. Kling/Fargas (DPU) def. Prinos/Corder (PC) 8-2
3. Sufi/Fisher (DPU) def. Zangari/Hogan (PC) 9-7 *
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3, 5, 3, 6
Match Duration: 2:30
* deciding match