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Women's Tennis Defeats Illinois State



CHICAGO The No. 51 DePaul women’s tennis team capped a successful home weekend on Sunday with a 6-1 victory over Illinois State.  The Blue Demons won the doubles point before taking five singles matches from the Redbirds at Lakeshore Athletic Club.

DePaul closed out a weekend of perfect doubles play by winning all three matches on Sunday.  Seniors Gergana Ganeva and Anja Mihaldinec cruised to an 8-1 victory over Tanja Hrovatic and Katie O’Riley in the No. 3 match before junior Dunja Antunovic and sophomore Kirsten Gambrell finished an 8-3 win over Julia Zubkova and Carolyne Parent at No. 2 doubles.  The Blue Demons completed their doubles sweep when senior Beatrix Csordas and freshman Selma Salkovic wrapped up an 8-5 win over Katri Miller and Veronique Parke-Bedard in the top match.

The Blue Demons stayed in control during singles action as they won all but the No. 2 match.  Antunovic earned her ninth victory of the dual season with a 6-2, 6-0 decision over Miller in the top match, while Salkovic improved to 15-2 in spring competition with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Parent at No. 3.  Freshman Katarina Milinkovic topped Parke-Bedard, 6-1, 6-2, in the No. 4 match before Csordas defeated Hrovatic, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 5.  Gambrell raised her spring record to 13-4 when she posted a 6-0, 6-2 win over O’Riley in the No. 6 match.

Sunday’s victory over Illinois State (4-5) marked DePaul’s eighth win in the last nine duals.

DePaul (13-4, 3-0 BIG EAST) returns to competition on Thursday, March 27 with a noon (CST) dual at Florida Atlantic.

(51) DePaul 6, Illinois State 1

Doubles
No. 1 - Salkovic/Csordas (DePaul) def. Miller/Parke-Bedard (ISU) 8-5
No. 2 - Antunovic/Gambrell (DePaul) def. Zubkova/Parent (ISU) 8-3
No. 3 - Ganeva/Mihaldinec (DePaul) def. Hrovatic/O'Riley (ISU) 8-1

Singles
No. 1 - Dunja Antunovic (DePaul) def. Katri Miller (ISU) 6-2, 6-0
No. 2 - Julia Zubkova (ISU) def. Gergana Ganeva (DePaul) 6-2, 1-6, 1-0 (10)
No. 3 - Selma Salkovic (DePaul) def. Carolyne Parent (ISU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 - Katarina Milinkovic (DePaul) def. Veronique Parke-Bedard (ISU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 5 - Beatrix Csordas (DePaul) def. Tanja Hrovatic (ISU) 6-3, 6-2
No. 6 - Kirsten Gambrell (DePaul) def. Katie O'Riley (ISU) 6-0, 6-2

Order of finish:
Doubles (3,2,1) Singles (1,3,4,5,6,2)
DePaul: 13-4
ISU: 4-5