Bulls Wrap Up Regular Season With Victory
By BRITTANY WEINER
Special to GoUSFBulls.com
The No. 40 USF women's tennis team finished its final match of the regular season with a win against No. 69 DePaul to improve to 4-1 in the Big East.
The Bulls beat the Blue Devils, 4-3, in Chicago on Sunday after more than four hours of play.
"It was a very tough match. DePaul has been one of our toughest opponents in the last four or five years," said head coach Agustin Moreno. "All of the matches were really close and it was a great victory."
USF was able to get the doubles point with partners Ecaterina Vasenina and Loreto Alonso Martinez defeating DePaul's No. 79 Gia McKnight and Jasmin Kling, 8-5, while Alessandra Bonte and Kate Parker won, 8-6.
In singles competition, Bonte beat her opponent in just two sets, 6-2, 6-4. Danielle Mills was able to push her opponent into three sets, winning 6-2, 5-7, 6-2.
No. 42 Vasenina was also able to push her opponent into three sets, winning, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, to get the decisive point for the Bulls.
USF will return home to host the Big East Championships April 19-22 at the USF Varsity Courts.
#40 USF 4 def. #69 DePaul 3
1. #49 Ecaterina Vasenina/Loreto Alonso (USF) def. #74 Gia McKnight/Jasmin Kling (DPU) 8-5
2. Kelsey Lawson/Patricia Fargas (DPU) def. Fanny Fracassi/Danielle Mills (USF) 8-5
3. Alessandra Bonte/Kate Parker (USF) def. Cali Gustafson/Carolin Neumann (DPU) 8-6
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3
1. #42 Ecaterina Vasenina (USF) def. #106 Jasmin Kling (DPU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
2. Patricia Fargas (DPU) def. Loreto Alonso (USF) 7-5, 7-6 (5), 6-2
3. Gia McKnight (DPU) def. Fanny Fracassi (USF) 6-1, 0-6, 6-4
4. Danielle Mills (USF) def. Kelsey Laswon (DPU) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
5. Carolin Neumann (DPU) def. Paula Montoya (USF) 7-5, 2-6, 6-3
6. Alessandra Bonte (USF) def. Cali Gustafson (DPU) 6-2, 6-4
Order of Finish: 6, 3, 5, 4, 1*, 2