Women's Tennis Falls in BIG EAST Quarterfinals
TAMPA, Fla. – The DePaul women’s tennis team lost, 4-0, to USF in Friday’s quarterfinals of the 2007 BIG EAST Championship. The seventh-seeded Blue Demons came up short in doubles play before the second-seeded Bulls clinched the dual with three singles points at the Andros Dorm Courts.
DePaul’s Dunja Antunovic and Anja Mihaldinec dropped an 8-3 decision to Jessica Sweeting and Gabriela Duch in the top doubles flight. Clare Chmiel and Bojana Murisic suffered an 8-1 defeat to Liz Cruz and Iciri Rai at No. 3 doubles.
The dual came to a close as the Blue Demons lost the bottom three singles matches. Murisic fell, 6-0, 6-2, to Cruz at No. 4, while Chmiel dropped a 6-0, 6-0 decision to Duch at No. 5. USF won No. 6 by default.
Mihaldinec led Sweeting, 5-4, in the first set of No. 3 singles when the Bulls sealed the win.
DePaul (12-11) faces ninth-seeded Connecticut on Saturday at 8 a.m. in consolation play.
(2) USF 4, (7) DePaul 0
No. 1-Sweeting/Duch (USF) def. Antunovic/Mihaldinec (DePaul) 8-3
No. 2-Robinson/Vernon (USF) led Gambrell/Rehusova (DePaul) 5-4 DNF
No. 3-Cruz/Rai (USF) def. Chmiel/Murisic (DePaul) 8-1
No. 1-Shadisha Robinson (USF) led Dunja Antunovic (DePaul) 7-5, DNF
No. 3-Anja Mihaldinec (DePaul) led Jessica Sweeting (USF) 5-4 DNF
No. 4-Liz Cruz (USF) def. Bojana Murisic (DePaul) 6-0, 6-2
No. 5-Gabriela Duch (USF) def.
No. 6-Iciri Rai (USF) won by default