DePaul Finishes Play at USTA/ITA Midwest Regionals
Oct. 22, 2012
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The DePaul women's tennis team saw its trio of quarterfinalists fall out of the tournament with losses on Monday at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regionals at the Atkins Tennis Center.
All three losses came to ITA-ranked opponents, as DePaul had been shooting for multiple members in the semi-finals for the first time in school history. The Blue Demons' three representatives in the quarterfinals already marked the first time DePaul had advanced more than one student-athlete this far in the bracket.
"It was a good tournament, but we still have some work to do to take the next step," said head coach Mark Ardizzone. "I am very proud of the way we battled."
Cutura got off to a good start, taking the first set 6-3 against No. 82 Allison Falkin but the Illinois' player responded by taking back-to-back competitive sets to send Cutura to her first collegiate loss (8-1).
No. 117 Belinda Niu defeated Kling in the first set, but the DePaul sophomore responded with a 6-3 second set win to force a third set. Niu broke Kling's serve early, however, and took the final set 6-3.
Fargas' run came to a close against No. 12 Kate Turvy of Northwestern, as the sophomore dropped a straight set decision, 6-1, 6-3.
The Blue Demons will now take a couple weeks off before heading to the Bronco Invitational in Kalamazoo, Mich. from November 9-11 on the campus of Western Michigan.
Singles Main Draw
No. 82 Allison Falkin (UI) def. Matea Cutura (DPU) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
No. 117 Belinda Niu (NU) def. No. 73 Jasmin Kling (DPU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
No. 12 Kate Turvy (NU) def. Patricia Fargas (DPU) 6-1, 6-3