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NCAA decision gives spring sports athletes extra opportunity

DePaul golfer Charlie Spencer-White.

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 6, 2020

DePaul spring sports athletes had to cope with the quick news that they would not be playing another second of their still-young seasons in mid-March, when the Big East shut down all spring sports competition due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s golf, and men’s and women’s tra...

Big East to cancel all spring sports competition

Big East conference logo displayed in place of the DePaul Athletics logo underneath the jumbotron for the Big East Championship at Wintrust Arena.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

The Big East athletic conference is canceling all spring sports for the remainder of the season, they announced in a press release on Thursday afternoon. This decision to cancel comes after the NCAA made the decision earlier to cancel its spring and winter championships.  Earlier today, the Big East men’s basketba...

Women’s tennis will meet Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament

The DePaul women's tennis team finds out on Monday who they will be playing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Demons will face Kentucky on Friday in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Joshua Gurevich, Assistant Sports Editor

April 30, 2019

DePaul found out during Monday night’s NCAA Women’s Tennis Selection Show that they will be facing a familiar foe in the first round of the tournament. The Blue Demons will face the Kentucky Wildcats on Friday in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wildcats finished sixth in the regular season and lost i...

Women’s tennis wins Big East Tournament title over Xavier

The DePaul women's tennis team pose for a picture together after winning the Big East Tournament championship. The Blue Demons defeated Xavier 4-3 in the final on April 22 in South Carolina.

Joshua Gurevich, Asst. Sports Editor

April 22, 2019

For the fourth time in the last six years, the Blue Demons reign over the rest of the Big East conference after winning the tournament title 4-3 over Xavier on Monday.  Coming into the tournament, DePaul was the second seed after a regular season that saw many of the players suffer nagging injuries....

Blue Demon tennis places six on All-Big East teams

Netherlands native Boris Spanjaard. 
(Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

May 7, 2018

It was raining down All-Big East honors in Chicago Monday. The Big East Conference announced their All-Big East teams for this season and between the men's and women's tennis programs, the Blue Demons placed six athletes on that list. On the women's side, seniors Keisha Clousing and Patricia Lancranjan...

Women’s tennis grapples with injuries in search of another Big East title

Serbian native Milica Tesic.
(Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics).

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018

“Adverse” doesn’t even begin to describe the type of season it has been for the women’s tennis team. Sitting at an overall record of 5-5, the Blue Demons have been short-handed with injuries. However, that hasn’t halted the team’s spirit or level of optimism for the remainder of the seas...

Blue Demon Rundown

Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

January 16, 2018

Track and Field The Track and Field team returned to action this past weekend for their first meet since the first week of December. One of the standouts of the meet was Alexia Brooks who tied a school record in the 60M hurdles prelims and then broke it just a while later, clocking in at 8.51 seconds, ...

Women’s tennis coach Mark Ardizzone’s recruits in Europe

Women’s tennis coach Mark Ardizzone meets former players Gergana Ganeva, Dunja Antunovic and Beatrix Csordas in Bulgaria.  (Photo courtesy of Mark Ardizzone)

Garret Neal

October 9, 2017

Serbia, Greece, Bosnia, Romania.  The women’s tennis team is chock full of talented players from all over Europe, in large part due to the unique approach head coach Mark Ardizzone takes to recruiting. Each year, Ardizzone embarks on a solo trek across several European countries, stopping only to...

Women’s tennis sweeps pirates in finale

Women's tennis sweeps pirates in finale

Garret Neal

April 23, 2017

A DePaul team that came into this match winning three straight and nine of the last ten once again took care of business as they defeated the 7-7 Seton Hall Pirates 4-0, giving DePaul a win to finish off the season before the Big East tournament starts. Things started off closer than that score might a...

DePaul women’s tennis takes down Kansas State 4-3

(Sam Johnson / The DePaulia)

Sam Johnson

February 27, 2017

The Blue Demons managed to stop a two-game losing skid, and put the past behind them Sunday, as they defeated the Wildcats with great play against tough competition. The DePaul women’s tennis team (5-6) defeated the Kansas State Wildcats (7-4) in a close game at home, 4-3. The most recent loss for...

Women’s tennis shoots for spotlight

Women's tennis shoots for spotlight

Ben Gartland

January 31, 2016

Women’s tennis head coach Mark Ardizzone does not make the goals for the team. He hasn’t done so the past 10 years. The players will get together before the season and decide what they want to accomplish, then they all sign it to keep each other accountable. Read More »...

DePaul women’s tennis beats Kentucky, falls to Michigan

DePaul women’s tennis celebrates after winning their second straight Big East championship in New York. (Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Ben Gartland

May 10, 2015

DePaul women’s tennis bowed out of the second round of the NCAA tournament Saturday with a 4-2 loss to Michigan, ending their 2015 season. Instead of being dissatisfied with the day’s result, however, the team was happy that they had gotten to previously uncharted territory. Read More »...

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