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Blue Demons Top the Jayhawks for Their Fifth-Straight Win



IOWA CITY, Iowa The No. 41 DePaul women’s tennis team defeated Kansas in a neutral court match-up today at the Hawkeye Recreation and Tennis Center, 7-0.  The Blue Demons improve to 10-2, while the Jayhawks fall to 4-2.

The squad swept the doubles competition, winning all three matches to earn the point.  Anna Redecsi and Selma Salkovic earned their 12th win as a pair, shutting out Edina Horvath and Kunigunda Dorn, 8-0.

Dunja Antunovic teamed up with Cali Gustafson to win in the No. 2 doubles match, while Gia McKnight and Kirsten Gambrell secured the sweep with their No. 3 doubles win.

The Blue Demon dominance carried over into singles play, as all six matches were won in straight sets.  Antunovic was forced into the tiebreaker in both sets, but walked away with the win over Horvath, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2).

Redecsi represented DePaul in the No. 2 match, where she beat Ekaterina Morozova, 6-2, 6-4.  In the No. 3 match, Salkovic defeated Dorn, 6-1, 6-4.

The two-set victories kept coming as Zmak, McKnight, and Katarina Milinkovic all triumphed over their opponents.  Zmak now boasts a 6-3 dual season record.  McKnight currently leads the team with a 10-1 dual-sesaon record, while Milkinkovic has contributed eight.

The Blue Demons return to action next weekend, when they face BIG EAST Conference rival Connecticut on Saturday, February 28, the Lakeshore Athletic Club, followed by a Sunday afternoon dual at Western Michigan.

DePaul - 7, Kansas - 0
Doubles:

No. 1 Anna Redecsi/Selma Salkovic def. Edina Horvath/Kunigunda Dorn, 8-0
No. 2 Dunja Antunovic/Cali Gustafson def. Ekaterina Morozova/Yuliana Svistun, 8-2
No. 3 Kirsten Gambrell/Gia McKnight def. Maria Martinez/Erin Wilbert, 8-2

Singles:
No. 1 Dunja Antunovic def. Edina Horvath, 7-6 (5), 7-5 (2)
No. 2 Anna Redecsi def. Ekaterina Morozova 6-2, 6-4
No. 3 Selma Salkovic def. Kunigunda Dorn, 6-1, 6-3
No. 4 Sandra Zmak def. Yuliana Svistun, 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 Gia McKnight def. Maria Martinez, 6-0, 7-5
No. 6 Katarina Milinkovic def. Erin Wilbert, 6-3, 7-5

By the numbers:  The Blue Demons have opened their dual season with a combined singles record of 57-12 and a combined doubles record of 24-8...  Gia McKnight leads the Blue Demons with 21 singles-match wins... with the win over Kansas, Coach Mark Ardizzone’s career record now stands a 215-120... on February 19, 2009 the ITA award the team with the highest rank in DePaul history: No. 41... six student-athletes have reached the double-digit singles-win total so far this season... Selma Salkovic leads the team with 23 doubles victories which have been earned with five different teammates.