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McKnight and Fargas Highlight Day Two of Rice Invitational
Patricia Fargas (pictured) teamed up with Gia McKnight for a pair of doubles wins, while she tallied a singles win in the Blue Bracket.

Patricia Fargas (pictured) teamed up with Gia McKnight for a pair of doubles wins, while she tallied a singles win in the Blue Bracket.

Oct. 8, 2011

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HOUSTON -- DePaul senior Gia McKnight and Patricia Fargas shined on day two of the Rice Invitational on Saturday.  The Blue Demon paired teamed-up for two wins in the doubles bracket while each won their respective singles match.

McKnight and Fargas, who were playing on the consolation side of the doubles bracket, won both their matches and will play in the finals of the Sunday.  The Blue Demon tandem defeated Kimberly Anicete and Leah Fried from Rice 8-4 in their second round match and dominated Tulane’s Caroline Magnusson and Emily Dvorak 8-1 to reach the finals.

Fargas and McKnight continued their solid play into singles action. Fargas put together an impressive 6-2, 6-2 win over Katie Gater from Rice and McKnight battled to a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) victory over Chelsea Utting from Penn State.

Kelsey Lawson rounded out DePaul ‘s wins in the Blue Bracket.  The Blue Demon sophomore topped Penn State’s Marie-Federique Bedard 6-7, 6-3, 10-6.

In the Gray Bracket, Rebeca Mitrea and Cali Gustafson each tallied wins.  Mitrea topped Tulane’s Lindsay’s Dvorak 7-6 (3), 6-1.  Gustafson won her match 6-2, 6-2 over Penn State’s Maria Prishlyak.

The Blue Demons close out the Rice Invitational on Sunday.

Rice Invitational - Day Two Results
Doubles

Elizabeth Begley/Alex Martin (UT) def. Rebeca Mitrea/Cali Gustafson (DePaul) 8-4
Yvette Vlaar/Ariel Morton (LSU) def. Rebeca Mitrea/Cali Gustafson (DePaul) 8-4
Natalie Beazant/Stephanie Nguyen (Rice) def. Kelsey Lawson/Carolin Neumann (DePaul) 8-6
Fernanda Perrotta/ Marie-Frederique Berdard (PSU) def. Kelsey Lawson/Carolin Neumann (DePaul) 8-4
Gia McKnight/Patricia Fargas (DePaul) def. Kimberly Anicete/Leah Fried (Rice) 8-4
Gia McKnight/Patricia Fargas (DePaul) def. Caroline Magnusson/Emily Dvorak (Tulane) 8-1

Blue Singles
Patricia Fargas (DePaul) def. Katie Gater (Rice) 6-2, 6-2
Gia McKnight (DePaul) def. Chelsea Utting (PSU) 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5)
Kelsey Lawson (DePaul) def. Marie-Frederique Bedard (PSU) 5-7, 6-3, 10-6

Gray Singles
Rebeca Mitrea (DePaul) def. Lindsay Dvorak (Tulane) 7-6 (3), 6-1
Leah Fried (Rice) def. Carolin Neumann (DePaul) def
Cali Gustafson def. Maria Prishlyak (PSU) 6-2, 6-2