Friday the 13th Not So Unlucky for Women's Tennis
INDIANAPOLIS The No. 57 DePaul women’s tennis team didn't suffer from any bad luck despite playing on Friday the 13th. The team won its first of two matches this weekend after defeating Butler, 7-0. The Blue Demons improve to 7-2, while the Bulldogs fall to 3-3.
Anna Redecsi and Selma Salkovic improved to 9-1 as a pair after beating Natali Jaimes and Gabriella Bobrowski, 8-1. The duo’s only loss occurred last week against Texas’ No. 9-ranked double team, Marija Milic and Vanja Corovic, by the narrow margin of 9-7.
The No. 36 tandem of Kirsten Gambrell and Dunja Antunovic claimed victory over Molly Casperson and Becky Jenkins, 8-3. This afternoon’s win counts as the duos team-high 10th season victory.
Sandra Zmak and Gia McKnight rounded out the doubles shutout with their win against Cam Thompson and Ashley Breitenback by a score of 8-1.
The Blue Demons continued to dominate over the Bulldogs, claiming every singles match in straight sets. Gambrell held Hayward scoreless in the No. 6 single match, while Katarina Milinkovic dropped just one game in her 6-1, 6-0 win over Thompson.
With their singles-match wins today, Redecsi and Zmak both raise their dual-season records to a team-high 7-1, while Antunovic, Milinkovic, and McKnight have all tallied six victories apiece.
The team returns to action tomorrow when they face No. 30 Indiana in Bloomington, Ind. Match time is scheduled for 10 a.m. (CST)
By the numbers: The Blue Demons have opened their dual season with a combined singles record of 43-7 and a combined doubles record of 21-5... Gia McKnight leads the Blue Demons with 18 singles match wins... with the win over Butler, Coach Mark Ardizzone’s career record now stands a 213-120... on February 6, 2009 the ITA award the team with their highest rank of the season: No. 57... six student-athletes have reached the double-digit singles-win total so far this season... Selma Salkovic leads the team with 20 doubles victories which have been earned with five different teammates.