Feb. 26, 2006
CHICAGO - The Auburn women's tennis team dropped its match with DePaul 7-0 on Sunday at the Lakeshore Athletic Club.
In the loss, the youthful Tigers (4-3) were unable to take a set from a very talented DePaul (9-4) squad on the Blue Demons' home courts.
Playing in the No. 1 position for the first time this year, Alex Haney lost 6-3, 6-3 to DePaul's Beatrix Csordas. In the only match between two ranked opponents, No. 75 Gergana Ganeva of DePaul was able to defeat No. 89 Whitney Chappell, 6-3, 6-2. In the No. 3 spot, Ashley Cowart fell, 6-3, 6-2 to DePaul's Dunja Antunovic.
Playing in the No. 4 position Irina Pljusznyin dropped her match with DePaul's Bojana Murisic, 6-3, 6-2. Playing in the No. 5 spot for the first time this year, Erin Gray lost to the Blue Demons' Anja Mihaldinec, 6-4, 6-2. At the No. 6 position DePaul's Brenda Leung defeated Leigh Tippins, 6-3, 6-1.
In doubles play, the Tigers' duo of Almagno and Chappell fell to DePaul's team of Ganeva and Csordas, 8-5, in the No. 1 position. In the No. 2 spot, Haney and Tippins were upended by DePaul's duo of Murisic and Antunovic. Playing in the No. 3 position, Cowart and Haney lost to DePaul's Rehusova and Mihaldinec, 8-6.
The Tigers' next match will be at Kentucky on March 3.
Women's Collegiate Tennis
Auburn at DePaul
DePaul 7 Auburn 0
1. Beatrix Csordas, DU def. Alex Haney, AU, 6-3, 6-3.
2. No. 75 Gergana Ganeva, DU def. No. 89 Whitney Chappell, AU, 6-3, 6-2.
3. Dunja Antunovic, DU def. Ashley Cowart, AU, 6-3, 6-2.
4. Bojana Murisic, DU def. Irina Pljusznyin, AU, 6-3, 6-2.
5. Anja Mihaldinec, DU def. Erin Gray, AU, 6-4, 6-2.
6. Brenda Leung, DU def. Leigh Tippins, AU, 6-3, 6-1.
1. Ganeva/Csordas, DU def. Tori Almagno/Whitney Chappell, AU, 8-5.
2. Murisic/Antunovic, DU def. Alex Haney/Leigh Tippins, AU, 8-5.
3. Rehusova/Mihaldinec, DU def. Ashley Cowart/Erin Gray, AU 8-6.