CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland State women's tennis team improved to 5-0 when playing at the Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion this season, picking up a 4-2 victory over DePaul and a 7-0 victory against Notre Dame College on Saturday. With the wins, the Vikings improved to 5-5 on the year.
· Klara Mrcela went 2-0 at No. 2 singles on the day – the only Viking to pick up victories against both DePaul and Notre Dame College.
· Siân Payne became the third Viking to reach double-digit singles wins this season, notching her 10th victory in a 7-6(3), 6-3 decision against DePaul.
· Klara Mrcela and Kateryna Avram went 2-0 at No. 1 doubles on the day, picking up a 7-5 win against DePaul and a 6-0 victory against Notre Dame College. The duo is now 13-7 overall this season, including a 6-4 record this spring.
· Saturday's 4-2 win against the Blue Demons marked the first victory for the Vikings against DePaul in program history.
· Cleveland State picked up its fourth sweep of the season on Saturday, earning a 7-0 victory against Notre Dame College.
· With the two wins on Saturday, the Vikings improved to 5-0 at the Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion this season, and 28-8 all-time.
From The Sidelines
On the DePaul match…
"This was a great win for us over a great DePaul team, and I am so proud of how much fight this team shows on the court every time we play a match. I thought we played some pretty good doubles, including Kate and Klara who got off to a great start and held on to close it out to give us the doubles point. Siân played such a great singles match today, she had her 'A' mind and was in total control mentally and physically throughout the entire match. Klara came through in the clutch for us, getting a big win in a big moment. Although Gaby didn't finish her match, she showed some great fight and put us in the position to get another point for us if needed."
· The Vikings will begin a six-match roadswing next week, beginning with a 2:00 p.m. match at Akron on Wednesday, March 6.
The Results: DePaul
1. Avram/Mrcela (CSU) def. Antonijevic/Avgeri (DEP), 7-5
2. Spindler/Schoenberg (CSU) vs. Jovicic/Tesic (DEP), 5-5, unf.
3. Prosenjak/Payne (CSU) win by default
Singles (1, 3, 4, 2)
1. Aspasia Avgeri (DEP) def. Isabella Spindler (CSU), 6-1, 6-4
2. Klara Mrcela (CSU) def. Marija Jovicic (DEP), 6-2, 7-6(4)
3. Lenka Antonijevic (DEP) def. Lara Prosenjak (CSU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-0
4. Siân Payne (CSU) def. Milica Tesic (DEP), 7-6(3), 6-3
5. Gaby Schoenberg (CSU) vs. Maddie Yergler (DEP), 7-6(3), 2-6, 3-2, unf.
6. Kateryna Avram (CSU) win by default
The Results: Notre Dame College
Doubles (1, 2)
1. Avram/Mrcela (CSU) def. Hofsess/Robertson (NDC), 6-0
2. Prosenjak/Payne (CSU) def. Herrera/Kidd (NDC), 6-1
3. Spindler/Schoenberg (CSU) win by default
Singles (4, 2, 3, 1)
1. Isabella Spindler (CSU) def. Laura Herrera (NDC), 6-1, 6-3
2. Klara Mrcela (CSU) def. Emily Hofsess (NDC), 6-0, 6-1
3. Lara Prosenjak (CSU) def. Ameer Robertson (NDC), 6-1, 6-1
4. Kateryna Avram (CSU) def. Camryn Kidd (NDC), 6-0, 6-0
5. Gaby Schoenberg (CSU) win by default
6. Blanche Lenoan (CSU) win by default