Women's Tennis Opens Up Play at DePaul/Lewis Invitational
Matea Cutura was one of four Blue Demons to take their collegiate singles debut on Friday afternoon

Sept. 29, 2012

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ROMEOVILLE, Ill. - The DePaul women's tennis team opened up play with an undefeated 7-0 mark in singles play, while going 4-1 in doubles matches at the 2012 DePaul/Lewis University Invitational on Friday, September 28 at Romeoville High School.

It was a good start to the college careers of Matea Cutura, Jarret Fisher, Zhavia Gray and Ana Vladutu, who each picked up wins in their singles debuts.

Cutura was one of the three Blue Demons to pick up a decision in Flight A, taking her match from Milwaukee's Maddy Soule, 6-2, 6-2. Vladutu also won in straight sets over Valpo's Kaitlyn Hamel, 6-0, 6-2, in the first singles wave. Joining the two freshmen was sophomore Carolin Neumann, who got a 6-1, 6-2 win over Haley Dekkinga (Northern Illinois).

In Flight B, sophomore Rebeca Mitrea and junior Kelsey Lawson were both winners, dropping just three points in four sets. Lawson took her match with Valpo's Michele Fredlake, 6-1, 6-1 and Mitrea was a 6-0, 6-1 winner over Milwaukee's Kristin Kurer.

The Blue Demons picked up two more singles wins in Flight D, where Gray and Fisher took their first collegiate matches with relative ease. Fisher was a 6-1, 6-1 winner over Milwaukee's Kelly Fritz. Gray took her match against Valpo's Angelina Goheen 6-3, 6-3.

On the doubles side, Gray and Fisher teamed up for a pair of wins and advanced to the semi-finals of the bracket in their first-ever appearance together. The pair dismissed Valpo's Brittany O'Reilly and Lauren Kammerer 8-0 to kick off the day and followed with a 8-2 victory over Kristin Kurer and Brittany Skemp of Milwaukee.

The Blue Demons got two more doubles wins from the tandems of Vladutu and Neumann, as well as Cutura and Mitrea. Vladutu and Neumann teamed up take down Northern Illinois' Haley Dekkinga and Alvarez 8-3. Cutura and Mitre were also 8-1 winners over Kristin Zakiewicz and Michele Fredlake of Valpo.

Day two play kicks off a 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 29, at Romeoville High School. Stay tuned to DePaulBlueDemons.com for updated draws at the conclusion of the day's action.

Flight A Singles (3-0)
Matea Cutura (DePaul) def. Maddy Soule (Milwaukee) 6-2, 6-2
Carolin Neumann (DePaul) def. Haley Dekkinga (Northern Illinois) 6-1, 6-2
Ana Vladutu (DePaul) def. Kaitlyn Hamel (Valpo) 6-0, 6-2

Flight B Singles (2-0)
Kelsey Lawson (DePaul) def. Michele Fredlake (Valpo) 6-1, 6-1
Rebeca Mitrea (DePaul) def. Kristin Kurer (Milwaukee) 6-0, 6-1

Flight D Singles (2-0)
Jarret Fisher (DePaul) def. Kelly Fritz (UW Milwaukee) 6-1, 6-1
Zhavia Gray (DePaul) def. Angelina Goheen (Valpo) 6-3, 6-3

Flight A Doubles (2-1)
Vladutu/Neumann (DePaul) def. Dekkinga/Alvarez (Northern Illinois) 8-3
Cutura/Mitrea (DePaul) def. Kristin Zakiewicz/Michele Fredlake (Valpairaso) 8-1
Maddy Soule/Christina Colarossi (Milwaukee) def. Sufi/Lawson (DePaul) 9-8

Flight B Doubles (2-0)
Gray/Fisher (DePaul) def. Brittany O'Reilly/Lauren Kammerer (Valpo) 8-0
Gray/Fisher (DePaul) def. Kristin Kurer/Brittany Skemp (Milwaukee) 8-2



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