thThe University of Minnesota women's tennis team hosted DePaul, dropping 5-2 to the Blue Demons tonight at the Northwest Athletic Club in Bloomington, Minn. Minnesota won the No. 1 and 2 singles for the two points. Minnesota is now 3-5 on the 2002 spring campaign.
The Gophers dropped two of the three doubles matches as DePaul gained the doubles point. Minnesota's Brandi Watts and Jennifer Howard notched an 8-3 win over DePaul's Karen Falduto and Rachel Dybas.
Minnesota started the singles category with two wins, but fell in the next four matches. Michaela Havelkova won at No. 1 singles, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 to gain her fifth win of the year at the top spot. Valerie Vladea earned a 6-3, 6-1 win over the Blue Demons' Marina Parashkevova. Senior co-captain Andrea Rose fell at No. 3 singles in two close sets, dropping 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5).
Next action for the Golden Gophers will be on Sunday, Feb. 17, as Minnesota hosts Colorado in nonconference action. The match is set for a 10 a.m. start at the Northwest Athletic Club in Bloomington, Minn.
Doubles Kelemen/Parashkevova def. Vladea/Rose, 8-3 Hilpus/N. Matko def. Howard/Perry, 8-5 Watts/Howard def. Falduto/Dybas, 8-3 Singles Michaela Havelkova def. Szlivia Kelemen, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 Valerie Vladea def. Marina Parashkevova, 6-3, 6-1 Kadi Hilpus def. Andrea Rose, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) Natalie Matko def. Kelly Perry, 6-3, 6-3 Stephanie Matko def. Jennifer Howard, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3) Karen Falduto def. Brandi Watts, 6-4, 6-3