Feb. 22, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - No. 45 DePaul defeated Navy women's tennis, 7-0, on Saturday at the Brigade Sports Complex. The loss snaps the Mids three-match winning streak and drops them to 11-3 on the season, while DePaul improves to 12-1 overall.
"DePaul was as good as advertised," said head coach Keith Puryear. "They are on an 11-match win streak and during that streak they beat the No. 25 team in the country in TCU and some other really solid teams. There was no shame in our efforts today and I thought we played hard. DePaul definitely showed us a few things that clearly we need to do a little bit better job of. But there were definitely some positives that we can take away from the match of things we did do well. We're never satisfied losing a match but all in all it was a positive experience."
DePaul opened the match with decisive wins (8-0 (1), 8-2 (2), 8-1 (3)) in doubles to grab the doubles point. The Blue Demons then won the No. 6 singles in straight sets to extend their lead to two, 2-0.
Navy's Erin Snook (Sr., Tampa, Fla.) played Patricia Fargas, who was named a Big East Women's Tennis Player of the Week, well in the No. 1 flight. Snook battled with Fargas before falling 6-3, 6-1. Fargas' win put DePaul up 3-0.
In the No. 4 match, which was the deciding match, Logan Antill (So., Butler, Pa.) went head-to-head with the Blue Demons' Kelsey Lawson, also named a Big East Women's Tennis Player of the Week earlier this year. Antil played tough in the first set until Lawson won 6-2. Lawson then took the second set 6-0 to grab the match's fourth point.
Depaul then went on to take the final two singles matches in straight sets to extend its winning streak to 11-straight matches.
"In terms of the overall match itself, I think sometimes people just look at the scores but I don't think the scores were really indicative of our level of play or the quality of the points played," said Puryear. "And in that regard, that's one of the good takeaways of the match for us."
Navy will look ahead to its home match against Towson on Sunday, March 2 at the Brigade Sports Complex. The match is set for 11 a.m.
No. 45 DePaul 7, Navy 0
Doubles - Depaul wins the doubles point, 3-0
Order of Finsh: 3,1,2
No. 1 Jasmin Kling/Kelsey Lawson (DePaul) def. Noelle Kaufmann/Mikaela Carlson (NAVY), 8-0
No. 2 Patricia Fargas/Rebeca Mitrea (DePaul) def. Erin Snook/Katie Porter (NAVY), 8-2
No. 3 Zaina Sufi/Jarret Fisher (Depaul) def. Darien Sears/Sam Droop (NAVY), 8-1
Order of Finish: 6,1,4,3,5,2
No. 1 Patricia Fargas (DePaul) def. Erin Snook (NAVY), 6-3, 6-1
No. 2 Ana Vladutu (DePaul) def. Darien Sears (NAVY), 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 Jasmin Kling (DePaul) def. Sam Droop (NAVY), 6-1, 6-3
No. 4 Kelsey Lawson (DePaul) def. Logan Antill (NAVY), 6-2, 6-0
No. 5 Zaina Sufi (DePaul) def. Gabby Winter (NAVY), 6-4, 6-3
No. 6 Rebeca Mitrea (DePaul) def. Noelle Kaufmann (NAVY), 6-1, 6-1
Team Records: DePaul (12-1), Navy (11-3)