SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (2/22/13) –
The Detroit women's tennis team swept the University of Dayton, 7-0, Friday evening at the Franklin Athletic Club.
In singles play, Nino Sujashvili
, Irina Slizovskaya
, Valery Kulikovskaya and Elena Strakhova
all defeated their opponents in straight sets.
Sujashvili won at first singles, 6-0, 6-1, and Slizovskaya blanked her opponent, 6-0, 6-0, at third singles. Kulikovskaya cruised past her opponent, 6-0, 6-1, in the fifth position and Strakhova wrapped-up the sweeps with a 6-0, 6-1 win in the sixth spot.
The Titans won the other two singles matches by coming back to win the third set. Chloe Karoub
won her first set at second singles, 6-4, but dropped her next one, 1-6. In the third, Karoub battled to win 10-7 to secure the point for UDM. Julia Fernandes
nearly blanked her competitor in the first set, 6-1, but dropped her second set, 4-6, before rebounding with a 10-6 tally in the third set.
In doubles, Fernandes and Strakhova teamed-up to take first doubles, 8-2, while Kulikovskaya and Sujashvili took second doubles, 8-5, and Karoub and Slizovskaya won the last match, 8-3.
UDM will return to action when it hosts Wayne State next Friday, Mar. 1, at the Franklin Athletic Club at 6:00 p.m.