Women's Tennis Sweeps Indiana Weekend
CHICAGO - The DePaul women's tennis team continues to impress this season. The 75th-ranked Blue Demons beat 56th-ranked Indiana 5-2 and then swept Indiana State 7-0 over the weekend.
Against the Hooisers, the Blue Demons got a pair of doubles wins from Karen Falduto and Natalie Matko at No. 2 and Rachel Dybas and Megan Stewart at No. 3. The bottom of the singles lineup came up big with wins from Matko (No. 4), Falduto (No. 5) and Dybas (No. 6).
"It was a very nice win for our team," head coach Mark Ardizzone said. "Indiana was a little undermaned but we played well. It was great comeback by second doubles gave us great momentum. The bottom of the line-up really took charge."
No. 75 DePaul 5, No. 56 Indiana 2
1) Sarah Batty (IU) def. Szilvia Kelemen (D) 7-5, 5-7, 1-0 (3)
2) Marina Parashkevova (D) def. Martina Grimm (IU) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (7)
3) Karie Schlukebir (IU) def. Brenda Leung (D) 7-6, 3-6, 1-0 (6)
4) Natalie Matko (D) def. Dominika Walterova (IU) 6-3, 6-1
5) Karen Falduto (D) def. Sophie Rychlik (IU) 6-1, 6-2
6) Rachel Dybas (D) def. Jessica Groth (IU) 6-2, 6-1
1) Batty/Grimm (IU) def. Kelemen/Parashkevova (D) 8-5
2) Falduto/Makto (D) def. Schlukebir/Walterova (IU) 9-7
3) Dybas/Megan Steward (D) def. Groth/Rychlik (IU) 8-4
DePaul returned to action with a sweep of Indiana State later in the day.
"I very happy there was no let down," Ardizzone said. "It was a very businesslike, workwomanlike effort. We really took care of business and good momentum for two big tests this weekend."
#75 DePaul 7 Indiana State 0
1. Szilvia Kelemen (DU) d. Carolina Salinas (ISU) 6-4,6-3
2. Marina Parashkevova (DU) d. Leah Esmero (ISU) 6-3,6-1
3. Brenda Leung (DU) d. Magda Narczewska (ISU) 6-2,6-0
4. Natalie Matko (DU) d. Logan Becker (ISU) 6-3,7-5
5. Karen Falduto (DU) d. Lisa Herndon (ISU) 6-0,6-1
6. Rachel Dybas (DU) d. Laura Whitney (ISU) 7-5, 6-1
1. Parashkevova/Leung (DU) d. Salinas/Narczewska (ISU) 8-4
2. N. Matko/Falduto (DU) d. Esmero/Herndon (ISU) 8-2
3. Dybas/Stewart (DU) d. Becker/Whitney (ISU) 8-3