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Women's Tennis Earns Victory at No. 70 Princeton



PRINCETON, N.J. The No. 71 DePaul women’s tennis team edged No. 70 Princeton, 4-3, on Saturday.  The Blue Demons (6-3) took the doubles point and three singles matches from the Tigers (4-2) at the Jadwin Gym.

Senior Beatrix Csordas drove the Blue Demons to victory with a three-set win over Rebecca Parks at No. 4 singles.  Csordas took the first set, 6-4, before Parks evened the match with a 6-0 win in the second set.  Csordas fought back with a match-deciding 6-4 win in the third frame.

DePaul picked up two additional singles victories from sophomore Kirsten Gambrell and freshman Selma Salkovic.  Gambrell notched a 6-0, 6-3 win over Taylor Marable at No. 6 singles and Salkovic rolled past Sarah Huah, 6-1, 6-2, in the No. 3 match.

The Blue Demons opened the day by taking the doubles point.  Junior Dunja Antunovic joined Gambrell for a 9-8 win over Melissa Saiontz and Marable at No. 2 doubles, while senior Anja Mihaldinec teamed up with Salkovic for an 8-4 win over Kristen Scott and Huah in the No. 3 match.

DePaul opens BIG EAST Conference competition on Sunday with a 10 a.m. (CST) dual at St. John’s.  The Blue Demons challenge the Red Storm (1-3) at the Alley Pond Tennis Center in Queens, New York.

(71) DePaul 4, (70) Princeton 3

Doubles

No. 1 - King/Parks (Princeton) def. Csordas/Ganeva (DePaul) 8-3
No. 2 - Antunovic/Gambrell (DePaul) def. Marable/Saiontz (Princeton) 9-8 (5)
No. 3 - Salkovic/Mihaldinec (DePaul) def. Huah/Scott (Princeton) 8-4

Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2*

Singles
No. 1 - Melissa Saiontz (Princeton) def. Dunja Antunovic (DePaul) 7-6, 4-6, 6-0
No. 2 - Ivana King (Princeton) def. Gergana Ganeva (DePaul) 6-0, 6-4
No. 3 - Selma Salkovic (DePaul) def. Sarah Huah (Princeton) 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 - Beatrix Csordas (DePaul) def. Rebecca Parks (Princeton) 6-4, 0-6, 6-4
No. 5 - Sarah Hoffman (Princeton) def. Katarina Milinkovic (DePaul) 6-0, 3-6, 6-2
No. 6 - Kirsten Gambrell (DePaul) def. Taylor Marable (Princeton) 6-0, 6-3

Order of Finish: 2, 6, 3, 5, 1, 4*