Women's Tennis Splits Opening Weekend
CHICAGO – DePaul’s women’s tennis team split a pair of duals on the opening weekend of the dual season.
The Blue Demons fell to 34th-ranked Michigan on Saturday in Ann Arbor despite freshman Gergana Ganeva’s win over the 37th-ranked player in the nation at No. 2. It was the highest ranked victory for a DePaul player in head coach Mark Ardizzone’s career.
In doubles play, Ganeva and junior Marina Parashkevova posted a win over the 47th-ranked team in the nation at No. 1.
Ganeva entered the weekend ranked 27th in the Midwest Region.
Sunday’s match was very close and when Ganeva posted a come from behind victory at No. 2, it gave the Blue Demons the victory. Senior Stephanie Matko and sophomore Brenda Lueng also played well for DePaul.
Saturday, January 17
#34 Michigan 6 DePaul 1
1. Parashkevova/Ganeva (DU) def. #47 Dacosta/Rutherford (UM) 9-7
2. Tiperneni/Delicata (UM) def. Rehusova/Leung (DU) 8-3
3. Streiffler/Plaushines (UM) def. Falduto/S. Matko (DU) 8-5
1. #92 Michelle Dacosta (UM) def. Marina Parashkevova (DU) 6-2,6-0
2. Gergana Ganeva (DU) def. #37 Elizabeth Exon (UM) 6-4,4-6,1-0 (11-9)
3. Kavitha Tiperneni (UM) def. Petra Rehusova (DU) 7-6,6-4
4. Chrissie Nolan (UM) def. Karen Falduto (DU) 6-2,6-1
5. Leann Rutherford (UM) def. Stephanie Matko (DU) 6-2,6-1
6. Kara Delicata (UM) def. Brenda Leung (DU) 6-4,6-7,1-0 (10-5)
Sunday, January 18
DePaul 4 Eastern Michigan 3
1. Parashkevova/Ganeva (DU) def. Domina/Clark (EMU) 8-6
2. Kansuthi/Lincaru (EMU) def. Rehusova/Allego (DU) 8-5
3. S. Matko/Falduto (DU) def. Loose/Adzic (EMU) 8-3
1. Victoria Domina (EMU) def. Marina Parashkevova (DU) 6-2,6-0
2. Gergana Ganeva (DU) def. Ying Kansuthi (EMU) 2-6,7-6,6-4
3. Amalia Lincaru (EMU) def. Petra Rehusova (DU) 6-4,6-2
4. Brenda Leung (DU) def. Kendra Clark (EMU) 6-4,6-3
5. Jessica Loose (EMU) def. Karen Falduto (DU) 1-6,7-5,6-2
6. Stephanie Matko (DU) def. Marijana Adzic (EMU) 6-3,6-1