Women's Tennis Wins Two Big Matches
CHICAGO – The DePaul women’s tennis team posted one of the more impressive weekends in recent memory as it posted two impressive wins.
On Friday, DePaul opened the Conference USA season with a 4-3 win over Cincinnati at the Lakeshore Athletic Club. The Blue Demons secured the victory when Stephanie Matko posted a 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 win in the No. 4 singles.
Sunday saw DePaul rally by winning the last four singles matches to earn the victory at the Five Seasons Racquet Club in Burr Ridge, Ill. Karen Falduto’s victory at No. 5 secured the victory.
“ Friday was a great college tennis match in front of a great crowd at Lakeshore,” head coach Mark Ardizzone said. “Sunday was a tremendous comeback. Natalie Matko had the flu and Megan Stewart stepped into the lineup and came up huge with a big singles win.
“All weekend the team showed incredible fight with a great win over conference rival and the 61st-ranked team in the country, I was really proud of our resolve,” Ardizzone said.
DePaul 4 Cincinnati 3
1. Szilvia Kelemen d. Khush Italia 6-4,6-0
2. Marina Parashkevova d. Jennifer Capuzzi 6-4,2-6,6-4
3. Christina Reyes d. Kadi Hilpus 6-1,3-6,7-6
4. Stephanie Matko d. Leen Cornellie 2-6,6-4,7-5
5. Natalie Matko d. Lyndsey Maloney 6-0,6-3
6. Julie Klauck d. Karen Falduto 7-5,6-4
1. Kelemen/Parashkevova d. Reyes/Molony 8-2
2. Italia/Capuzzi d. Hilpus/N.Matko 8-2
3. Cornellie/Liu d. Falduto/S. Matko 8-2
DePaul 4 #61 Illinois State 3
1. Mikaleysa d. Kelemen 6-2,7-5
2. Suuravik d. Parashkevova 6-0,6-0
3. Hilpus d. Bingier 7-5,7-5
4. S. Matko d. Ugorovich 6-3,6-3
5. Falduto d. Gravino 6-3,7-5
6. Stewart d. Lipson 6-1,6-1
1. Mikaleysa/Suuravik d. Kelemen/Parashkevova 8-3
2. Hilpus/Dybas d. Bingier/Ugorovich 8-6
3. Lipson/Gravino d. Stewart/S. Matko 8-6