USF Stops Women's Tennis Win Streak at Seven
TAMPA, Fla. – DePaul’s first outdoor match of the spring season proved to be a tough one as 41st-ranked USF blanked the 71st-ranked Blue Demons 7-0 in a BIG EAST Conference dual on Tuesday at USF.
The loss snapped DePaul’s winning streak at seven and the Blue Demons fell to 12-5 overall and 3-1 in league play.
“We were just beat by a better team today,” DePaul head coach Mark Ardizzone said. “USF is a very talented team and really took it to us. This was our first match outside and it showed us we have a lot of work to do.”
The Bulls took the doubles point by sweeping all three matches and then continued in singles play, taking all six matches.
# 41 South Florida 7 #71 DePaul 0
1. No. 19 Etienne/Duch (USF) def. Csordas/Ganeva (DU) 8-3
2. Rai/Cruz (USF) def. Antunovic/Murisic (DU) 8-1
3. Obando/Vernon (USF) def. Rehusova/Mihaldinec (DU) 8-3
1. No. 62 Neyssa Etienne (USF) def. Beatrix Csordas (DU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0
2. No. 57 Courtney Vernon (USF) def. Gergana Ganeva (DU) 6-3, 7-5
3. No. 73 Liz Cruz (USF) def. Dunja Antunovic (DU) 3-6, 4-5 (Retire, Ankle)
4. Gabriela Duch (USF) Anja Mihaldinec (DU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Iciri Rai (USF) def. Bojana Murisic (DU) 7-5, 6-1
6. Luisa Obando (USF) def. Petra Rehusova (DU) 6-1, 6-1