Women's Tennis Splits over the Weekend

– The DePaul Blue Demons women’s tennis team fell 6-1 to No. 23 Indiana on Saturday, then rebounded later in the afternoon to beat Indiana State University 7-0.


In doubles action, DePaul’s Marina Parashkevova teamed up with Petra Rehusova to post a 8-5 victory over Indiana’s Martina Grimm and Laura McGaffingan. Gergana Ganeva and Natalie Matko took a 8-2 loss from Linda Tran and Sarah Batty of Indiana, as did Karen Falduto and  Brenda Leung who were downed 8-1 by Karie Schlukebir and Dora Vastag. 


Indiana is No. 23 in country for a reason. They really make you play hard to win every point,” said head coach Mark Ardizzone. With two top 20 teams next up on our schedule, I hope we learned something from the Hoosiers.”


In singles play, Parashkevova pulled out the lone singles win for DePaul defeating Linda Tran 7-5, 6-3.


DePaul rebounded Saturday afternoon against Indiana State University sweeping all of the matches and posted a 7-0 victory.  “The team bounced back after a convincing loss and Marina Parashkevova played really well winning all of her four matches on Sunday,” Coach Ardizzone said.


Parashkevova paired with Rehusova, beat Carolina Salinas and Logan Becker 8-3.  Parashkevova singles match was retired at 5-0.


The Demons will travel to Champaign to face No. 17 Illinois at the Atkins Tennis Center March 13th. Play is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.


Indiana- 6, DePaul- 1


No. 1 - Dora Vastag (IU) def. Gergana Ganeva (DPU); 6-1, 6-2

No. 2 - Marina Parashkevova (DPU) def. Linda Tran (IU); 7-5, 6-3

No. 3 - Sarah Batty (IU) def. Natalie Matko (DPU); 6-1, 6-3

No. 4 - Laura McGaffigan (IU) def. Brenda Leung (DPU); 6-2, 6-0

No. 5 - Karie Schlukebir (IU) def. Karen Falduto (DPU); 6-3, 6-2

No. 6 - Cecile Perton (IU) def. Petra Rehusova (DPU); 7-5, 6-1


No. 1 - Tran/Batty (IU) def. Ganeva/Matko (DPU); 8-2

No. 2 - Parashkevova/Rehusova (DPU) def. Grimm/McGaffigan (IU); 8-5

No. 3 - Schlukebir/Vastag (IU) def. Falduto/Leung (DPU); 8-1


DePaul-7, Indiana State-0


No. 1 – Marina Parashkevova (DPU) def. Carolina Salinas (ISU), 5-0, retired

No. 2 – Gergana Ganeva (DPU) def. Leah Esmero (ISU), 6-3, 7-5

No. 3 – Natalie Matko (DPU) def. Magda Narczewska (ISU), 6-3, 6-2

No. 4 – Karen Falduto (DPU) def. Magda Faferek (ISU), 6-1, 6-2

No. 5 – Brenda Lueng (DPU) def. Laura Whitney (ISU), 6-2, 6-3

No. 6 – Petra Rehusova (DPU) def. Logan Becker (ISU), 6-1, 6-3


No. 1 – Parashkevova/Rehusova (DPU) def. Salinas/Becker (ISU), 8-3

No. 2- Falduto/Matko (DPU) def. Esmero/Whitney (ISU), 8-3

No. 3 – Ganeva/Leung (DPU) def. Narczewska/Herndon (ISU), 8-3



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