No. 75 Women's Tennis Has Ivy League Weekend on Itinerary
March 7, 2013
CHICAGO - No. 75 DePaul women's tennis will be looking to snap a three-match skid as it heads to the East Coast to take on a pair of nationally-ranked Ivy League opponents in Princeton and Yale over the weekend.
The Blue Demons will battle No. 68 Princeton first on Friday in Princeton, N.J. with opening serve scheduled for 4:00 p.m. CT. On Sunday, DePaul meets No. 39 Yale in New Haven, Conn. at 1:00 p.m. CT.
DePaul sits at 9-5 overall after sandwiching a nine-match win streak between a couple tough road trips - three of DePaul's losses have come to ranked opponents on the road.
No. 85 Matea Cutura continues to excel at the top spot in the order for the Blue Demons, where she has posted an 11-3 record and stands 21-5 overall on the year. The freshman also boasts a 5-1 record against ranked opponents and will get the chance to improve upon that record in both matches.
Another newcomer, Ana Vladutu, leads the team in overall singles wins with 22 while junior captain Kelsey Lawson and Cutura pace DePaul in dual play with 11-3 records. In doubles action, Lawson and Cutura are 9-1 when paired together. The Blue Demons also feature an undefeated pair in freshmen Jarret Fisher and Zaina Sufi (9-0).
The Bulldogs (6-1) have won four consecutive matches and feature a pair of ranked singles players in No. 73 Elizabeth Epstein, a senior captain from Chicago, and No. 92 Blair Seideman.
Princeton (5-3) is ranked 68th in the latest ITA team poll and showcases one ranked player in No. 112 Amanda Muliawan. The Tigers split matches against Colorado (W, 4-3) and Denver (L, 4-3) on the road last weekend and are 3-0 on their home courts this year.