DePaul women’s tennis loses to Notre Dame in first round of the NCAA tournament

A record-breaking season for DePaul women’s tennis came to an end on Friday as they fell to Notre Dame 4-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Fighting Irish started off the day well by taking two out of three of the double competition, earning the first point of the afternoon. Rebeca Mitrea and Zaina Sufi posted the win for DePaul in the No. 3 doubles match.

From there, the Irish took advantage of the singles matches where Monica Robinson dropped Senior Kelsey Lawson 6-2, 6-1 in the two-set win in the No. 4 singles match, then took another point when Mitrea lost 6-2, 6-2 to Julie Vrabel in the No. 6 singles match.

In the No. 1 singles match, the Fighting Irish clinched the game with a 6-3, 6-3 win for Britney Sanders over Patricia Fargas. The loss also eliminated Fargas from the single’s tournament. She finished the year 26-14.

The Blue Demons ended the season with a 22-4 mark on the year, having experienced a 16-game winning streak and becoming Big East Champions. They will be losing one senior next year in Kelsey Lawson, but the majority of the team will be returning for the 2015 season.