Iowa Falls to No. 71 DePaul, 5-2

Feb. 10, 2013

CHICAGO — The University of Iowa women’s tennis team fell to the No. 71 Blue Demons of DePaul, 5-2, this afternoon at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness.

“DePaul is a very good team. They defeated No. 35 Utah yesterday so we knew this would be a good test. We competed well in spots but were out matched today,” said head coach Katie Dougherty.

Junior Ruth Seaborne improved to 4-0 this season with a three-set win at the No. 1 position. Seaborne topped No. 112 Matea Cutura, 6-4, 4-6, 11-9, to earn her second-straight victory over a ranked opponent.

Christina Harazin also earned a victory over a ranked opponent, topping No. 119 Jarret Fisher 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, at the No. 5 position.

Iowa lost the doubles point for the first time this season. DePaul handed Iowa a pair of 8-3 losses at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions.

The Hawkeyes return to the court Saturday, Feb. 16, when they host a double-header at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. Iowa hosts Drake at 11 a.m. and Western Illinois at 3:30 p.m.

1. Fargas/Vladutu (DePaul) vs. Seaborne/McCulloch (Iowa), 6-5 (abandoned)
2. Cutura/Lawson (DePaul) def. Talcott/Zordani (Iowa), 8-3
3. Sufi/Fisher (DePaul) def. Dohanics/Hindmarsh (Iowa), 8-3

1. Ruth Seaborne (Iowa) def. #112 Matea Cutura (DePaul), 6-4, 4-6, 11-9
2. Patricia Fargas (DePaul) def. Shelby Talcott (Iowa), 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
3. Ana Vladutu (DePaul) def. Morven McCulloch (Iowa), 6-4, 6-3
4. Kelsey Lawson (DePaul) def. Katie Zordani (Iowa), 6-2, 6-2
5. Christina Harazin (Iowa) def. #119 Jarret Fisher (DePaul), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
6. Zaina Sufi (DePaul) def. Annette Dohanics (Iowa), 7-5, 6-3