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Demon Duo Knocks Off Nation's No. 3 Pair on Day Two in Ann Arbor
Ana Vladutu beat a nationally-ranked opponent for the second-straight day


Ana Vladutu beat a nationally-ranked opponent for the second-straight day

Sept. 21, 2013

ANN ARBOR, Mich -- DePaul sophomore Ana Vladutu made headlines at the Michigan Invitational for the second straight day by knocking off a nationally-ranked opponent.

Yesterday, Vladutu topped Michigan's Emina Bektas, who was ranked 25th nationally, in a singles match that went three sets. Today, she teamed with Jasmin Kling to beat Bektas and Wolverine teammate Brooke Bolender, who were ranked the No. 3 doubles tandum in the first ITA poll of the year, 8-5 in a doubles match.

It was the beginning of another stellar performance by the DePaul women's tennis team at the Michigan Invitational.

After the upset, DePaul fell in the final two doubles matches to the Wolverines but rallied to sweep all three doubles matches against Tulane on Saturday morning. Vladutu and Kling picked up their second win of the day by outlasting the Green Wave's Klara Vyskocilova and Ipek Birol, 8-7 (1). Then, Patricia Fargas and Rebeca Mitrea won an 8-3 decision over Jacqui Katz and Jenny Hois before Zaina Sufi and Jarret Fisher capped the round with an 8-6 triumph over Emily Dvorak and Meredith Maltby.

DePaul concluded the day by winning four out of seven singles matches against Purdue. Fargas beat Dani Vidal, 6-3, 6-3, and Kelsey Lawson defeated Nicole Robinson, 6-5, 6-5. Sufi and Fisher won the other two matches for the Blue Demons in three sets and two sets, respectively.


 

 

The Blue Demons wrap up play at the Michigan Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich., tomorrow.

Complete Results

Michigan vs. DePaul
Vladutu/Kling (DePaul) d. No. 3 Bektas/Bolender (U-M), 8-5
No. 46 Lee/Yurovsky (U-M) d. Fargas/Matrea (DePaul), 8-2
Remynse/Wierda (U-M) d. Lawson/Sufi (DePaul), 8-6
Djokovic/Escribens (Purdue) d. Dodge/Zhu (U-M), 8-7 (4)

DePaul vs. Tulane
Vladutu/Kling (DePaul) d. Vyskocilova/Birol (Tulane), 8-7 (1)
Fargas/Matrea (DePaul) d. Katz/Hois (Tulane), 8-3
Sufi/Fisher (DePaul) d. Dvorak/Maltby (Tulane), 8-6

DePaul vs. Purdue
Lynda Xepoleas (Purdue) d. Ana Vladutu (DePaul), 5-6, 6-3, 6-1
No. 125 Mara Schmidt (Purdue) d. Jasmin Kling (DePaul), 6-2, 6-2
Patricia Fargas (DePaul) d. Dani Vidal (Purdue), 6-3, 6-3
Kelsey Lawson (DePaul) d. Nicole Robinson (Purdue), 6-5, 6-5
Zaina Sufi (DePaul) d. Andjela Djokovic (Purdue), 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
Jarret Fisher (DePaul) d. Natalia Davila (Purdue), 6-3, 6-1
Claudia Escribens (Purdue) d. Rebeca Mitrea (DePaul), 6-1, 6-4