Women's Tennis Set to Face DePaul

Chloe Willetts

Chloe Willetts

Jan. 30, 2014

The University of Louisville women's tennis team will head up to Chicago, Ill. to take on former conference foe, DePaul (1-1) Saturday at 3 p.m. EST.

The Cardinals are coming off a big 4-0 win versus Missouri in the ITA Kickoff Weekend in Gainesville, Fla. Louisville earned the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 play.

At No. 1, Louisville's Manuela Velasquez and Becca Shine defeated senior Cierra Gaytan-Leach and freshman Cassidy Spearman, 6-4. U of L senior Julia Fellerhoff and Olivia Boesing beat UM's Rachel Stuhlmann and Madison Rhyner 6-2 loss at No. 2 doubles.

In singles action, Louisville posted wins at No. 1, 2 and 3 singles to take the victory. Shine beat Gaytan-Leach at No. 1 play, 6-0, 6-3. Fellerhoff defeated Mizzou's No. 2 Kelli Hine, 6-4, 6-1 and Elle Stokes beat Rhyner, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 3 singles.

DePaul is returning from the ITA Indoor Qualifier at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas last weekend. The Blue Demons took care of business against San Jose State, 4-1, before losing to the host Aggies, 1-4. Sophomore Ana Vladutu was DePaul's lone winner, defeating A&M's Anna Mamalat 6-4, 6-0 in singles play.

Rebeca Mitrea pushed Jana McCord to three sets in the No. 6 match but ultimately fell, 3-6, 6-0, 1-0 (8). Patricia Fargas fell to Cristina Stancu in the No. 1 match, 6-2, 6-3, and Jasmin Kling dropped a 6-2, 6-2 decision to Saska Gavrilovska. Kelsey Lawson's No. 4 match and Zaina Sufi's No. 5 match were left unfinished. The Blue Demons dropped all three doubles matches to the Aggies.



The Cardinals will return home for a three-match homestand beginning Feb. 6 vs. Morehead State at 3 pm in Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. They'll take on Evansville Feb. 8 at noon, then conference rival Cincinnati at 2 pm the next day.
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