Women's Tennis Finishes Fifth at C-USA Championships
FT. WORTH, Texas – The DePaul women’s tennis team bounced back after a tough loss on Friday and posted a pair of victories to take home fifth place at the annual Conference USA Championships.
The finish was DePaul’s highest since 2000 and the final record of 20-8 marked the first time in program’s history that the Blue Demons reached the 20-win mark.
“I was very proud of the team to bounce back after a very tough loss on Friday,” DePaul head coach Mark Ardizzone said. “It was a really great year for our team. We had 20 wins for the first time in our programs history while Marina (Parashkevova) and Bea (Csordas) had the greatest doubles season ever as well.
“Two of our freshmen Bea and Bojana (Murisic) won over 25 singles matches in there first collegiate season while Marina will go down as one of the top players in the programs history. She is easily one of the best doubles players to ever play here and we’ll miss her a lot,” Ardizzone said. “We have a very solid nucleus returning for next year and are very excited for the challenges ahead in the Big East.”
The Blue Demons defeated
After sweeping the doubles, the Blue Demons went on to beat UAB 4-1 Sunday to clinch fifth place.
(5) DePaul def. (9) East
1. Beatrix Csordas, DPU def. Mireia Gol, ECU, 6-2, 6-2
2. Marina Parashkevova, DPU def. Kirstin Buchanan, ECU, 6-1, 6-1
3. Petra Rehusova, ECU def. Gergana Ganeva, DPU, DNF (6-4, 2-6)
4. Raluca Baicu, ECU def. Brenda Leung, DPU, 6-1, 6-4
5. Luiza Borges, ECU vs. Bojana Murisic, DPU, DNF (6-3, 5-5)
6. Anja Mihaldinec, DPU def. Hannah Priest, ECU, 6-2, 6-2
1. Kirstin Buchanan/Gillie Bailey, ECU def. Beatrix Csordas/Marina
Parashkevova, DPU, 8-6
2. Gergana Ganeva/Petra Rehusova, DPU def. Mireia Gol/Luiza Borges, ECU, 8-6
3. Anja Mihaldinec/Bojana Murisic, DPU def. Raluca Baicu/Alex Smith, ECU, 8-3
(5) DePaul def. (10) UAB, 4-1 - Consolation
1. Beatrix Csordas, DPU def. Gulsah Esen, UAB 6-1, 6-4
2. Gergano Ganeva, DPU def. Ornischa Maier-Knapp, UAB 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
3. Petra Rehusova, DPU def. Julia von Samson, UAB 6-4, 6-4
4. Brenda Leung, DPU vs. Samrin Tanzeem, UAB, DNF (6-2, 3-6, 5-4)
5. Bojana Murisic, DPU vs. Annemaieke Elsholz, UAB, DNF (4-6, 7-6(3), 5-4)
6. Antonia Nugent, UAB def. Anja Mihaldinec, DPU, 6-2, 6-1
1. Beatrix Csordas/Marina Parashkevova, DPU def. Gulsah Esen/Ornischa
Maier-Knapp, UAB, 8-3
2. Gergana Ganeva/Anja Mihaldinec, DPU def. Annemike Elsholz/Julia von
Samson, UAB, 8-2
3. Bojana Murisic/