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Redecsi and Salkovic Earn At-Large NCAA Doubles Championship Bid



CHICAGO - On Tuesday, the DePaul women's tennis team made history by receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA Women's Championship and on Wednesday, the Blue Demon pair of Anna Redecsi and Selma Salkovic made history again, when they became the first DePaul tandem to earn a spot in the 32-team NCAA Doubles Championship.  The DePaul pair will travel to Georgia's Dan Magill Tennis Complex for the Doubles Championship May 26-31.

"I am so happy and proud for Anna and Selma.  They have had a special season," DePaul head coach Mark Ardizzone said following the Championship announcement.

"I know they will look forward to playing in the tournament and look to advance as far as they can.  Not many players get to play in all three of college tennis' big tournaments in one season, these two have." 

Redecsi and Salkovic started the fall season ranked No. 31 in the ITA/Campbell's Collegiate Doubles rankings.  The pair quickly garnered national attention when they won the Midwest Regional and advanced to the Indoor National Championship.

Not satisfied with being the program's first Regional Champion; Redecsi and Salkovic won their first match at the Indoor Doubles Championship before giving the No. 1 seed everything they had, but ultimately fell 8-6 in the quarterfinal match.

DePaul's dynamic duo was rewarded in January by being ranked No. 9 and stayed in the top 15 through the month of March. 

Entering the Doubles Championship ranked No. 18, Redecsi and Salkovic have recorded a 29-7 record this season and are 50-11 in two seasons.  The pair has won nine of their last 11 matches with both losses coming against Notre Dame's Kristy Frilling and Kali Krisik. The Irish pair is the No. 3 seed in the doubles championship.

"Anna and Selma won't be intimidated and will look forward to the challenge.   Athens is a special atmosphere and something they will remember forever," Ardizzone added.

Doubles pairings will be announced late this month by the NCAA.