BIG EAST Tennis Weekly Notebook - Feb. 3-Feb. 9

Cincinnati
Women's Notes (0-5)
Feb. 5 at Bowling Green: L, 5-2
Sophomore Jasmine Lee and freshman Ashleigh Witte won two points for Cincinnati on Feb. 5, but Bowling Green won the doubles point and captured four of six singles matches for a 5-2 victory over the Bearcats. Lee won the point in the No. 2 position, defeating Mary Hill 6-3, 6-0. Witte earned the win in the No. 4 position over Emily Reuland 6-3, 7-5.
Up Next: Takes on Seton Hall at Syracuse Feb. 12.
 
Connecticut
Men's Notes (0-0)
The Huskies' match against Brown Feb. 5 has been postponed.
Up Next: Travels to Army Feb. 12 to take on Army and Stony Brook.
 
Connecticut
Women's Notes (0-0)
The Huskies have not competed yet this season.
Up Next: Travels to Army Feb. 12 to take on Stony Brook and Army Feb. 13.  
 
DePaul
Men's Notes (6-1)
Feb. 5 vs. No. 63 Iowa: W, 5-2
Feb. 6 vs. No. 73 Princeton: W, 4-3
DePaul topped No. 63 Iowa (5-2) and No. 73 Princeton (4-3) last week. This marked the first wins over ranked opponents the Blue Demons topped No. 23 Louisville in the semifinals of the 2009 BIG EAST Championship. Both wins were in Chicago. DPU improves to 6-1 on the season and has won its last four matches. Senior Ben Hartman clinched both of DePaul's matches with wins in the No. 6 position.  
Up Next: Travels to No. 51 Clemson Feb. 11 and plays at Furman Feb. 13.
 
DePaul
Women's Notes (3-3)
Feb. 4 at No. 28 Illinois: L, 5-2
Feb. 6 vs. Louisville: W, 4-3
The No. 35 Blue Demons went 1-1 last week, falling to No. 28 Illinois (5-2) Feb. 4 and topping BIG EAST foe Louisville (4-3) Feb. 6. DePaul is 3-3 on the season and 1-0 against BIG EAST oppents. The Blue Demons have played three ranked teams this season.  
Up Next: Travels to Georgetown Feb. 11 and to Annapolis, Md. for matches with Drexel and Nay Feb. 12.  
 
Georgetown
Men's Notes (0-5)
Feb. 5 at Lehigh: L, 4-3
Feb. 5 vs. Stetson: L, 6-1
Feb. 6 at Temple: L, 4-3
Georgetown dropped three tough decisions last week in Pennsylvania. The Hoyas had three dual matches and scored in each but couldn't come away with the victory.
Up Next: Travels to McLean, Va. to square off with Emory Feb. 17.
 
Georgetown
Women's Notes (1-1)
Feb. 5 at Lehigh: W, 7-0
Georgetown swept the Lehigh 7-0 at the Lewis Tennis Center Feb. 5 in Bethlehem, Pa. After starting the spring season with some challenging opponents, the Hoyas got on the winning track in a big way against Lehigh. GU swept doubles play by an identical 8-2 decision in all three matches to pick up the point.  
Up Next: Hosts DePaul Feb. 11.
 
Louisville
Men's Notes (7-0)
Feb. 3 vs. Murray State: W, 7-0
Feb. 3 vs. Morehead State: W, 7-0
Senior Alejandro Calligari posted two wins in both singles and doubles as the No. 13 Cardinals improved to 7-0 on the season with 7-0 wins over Murray State and Morehead State last week. Calligari pushed his singles record to 11-7 and 6-0 in dual matches and earned BIG EAST Player of the Week honors. He also teamed with Amaury Derognat to win two matches as the Cards' No. 3 doubles team. At 7-0 on the season, UofL has tied a school record for the best start in school history. The Cards set the record in 2010 en route to a record-setting season in wins (24), ranking (10) and NCAA play (Round of 16).
Up Next: Hosts Oklahoma Feb. 11 at 5 p.m.
 
Louisville
Women's Notes (5-2)
Feb. 4 vs. Akron: L, 4-3
Feb. 6 at No. 35 DePaul: L, 4-3
In a tightly contested and contentious four and a half hour match, Louisville fell 4-3 to the Akron Zips Feb. 4 at the Bass Rudd Tennis Center. UofL squeaked out the doubles point to take an early 1-0 lead. No. 33 ranked Julia Fellerhoff and Many Brown upset No. 22 ranked Zara Harutyunyan and Angelina Jogasuria 8-3. Louisville was narrowly defeated by No. 35 ranked DePaul in a BIG EAST matchup Feb. 6 in Chicago. The Cardinals dropped the doubles point and were edged in singles action.
Up Next: Travels to SMU Feb. 13.  
 
Marquette
Men's Notes (4-1)
Feb. 4 vs. Northern Illinois: W, 7-0
Feb. 5 vs. UIC: W, 6-1
Marquette handed Northern Illinois its second straight loss Feb. 4 in Milwaukee 7-0. The Golden Eagles (3-1) swept the doubles point and won every singles decision, including a 6-0, 6-0 domination by junior Jonathan Schwerin over Bryant Poggensee-Wei at the No. 4 spot. MU wrapped up a perfect week of competition with a 6-1 victory over the Illinois-Chicago Feb. 5 at Helfaer Tennis Stadium. The Golden Eagles improved to 4-1 on the season, while UIC falls to 1-5 overall.
Up Next: Travels to Michigan State Feb. 11.  
 
Marquette
Women's Notes (1-3)
Feb. 6 vs. Minnesota: L, 4-3
Despite a valiant effort, the Golden Eagles came up short against No. 71 Minnesota 4-3 Feb. 6 at Helfaer Tennis Stadium. Junior Olga Fischer, sophomore Kelly Barry and freshman Chelsea Utting each picked up singles wins for the Golden Eagles, who move to 1-3 overall on the season.
Up Next: Hosts Iowa State Feb. 11.
 
Notre Dame
Men's Notes (4-3)
Feb. 6 vs. No. 14 Duke: L, 5-4
Feb. 6 vs. Toledo: W, 7-0
Feb. 8 at No. 39 Wisconsin: W, 6-1
The No. 26 Irish lost to 14th-ranked Duke in a 5-2 decision Feb. 6 in the Eck Tennis Pavilion in Notre Dame, Ind. The Irish won the doubles point and junior Sam Keeton won 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 at the No. 4 position. The action continued in the Eck Tennis Pavilion when Notre Dame topped Toledo 7-0. Notre Dame downed No. 39 Wisconsin 6-1 Feb. 8 at the Nielsen Tennis Center in Madison, Wis. Senior Daniel Stahl clinched the match for the Fighting Irish, downing Billy Bertha 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.
Up Next: Travels to Michigan State to take on Marquette and Michigan State Feb. 12.
 
Notre Dame
Women's Notes (3-2)
Feb. 5 at No. 5 North Carolina: L, 5-2
Feb. 6 No. 54 Wake Forest: W, 6-1
The 12th-ranked University of Notre Dame women's tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision to fifth-ranked North Carolina Feb. 5 at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center in Chapel Hill. Notre Dame earned its third win of the dual season, capturing a 6-1 victory over Wake Forest Feb.6 at the Indoor Tennis Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. Freshman Julie Sabacinski earned her first career match-clinching victory at No. 6 singles. Kristy Frilling led the No. 13 Fighting Irish to a 1-1 mark last week against a pair of ranked opponents and earned BIG EAST Player of the Week honors. She went 2-0 in singles play and 1-1 in doubles, all at the No. 1 position. 
Up Next: Hosts Michigan Feb. 10, Vanderbilt Feb. 12 and Wisconsin Feb. 13.   
 
Pittsburgh
Women's Notes (2-3)
Feb. 4 vs. Bucknell: W, 6-1
Pitt earned a 6-1 victory over Bucknell last week. The win was Pitt's sixth consecutive over the Bison. The Panthers improved to 2-3 on the year as a result and 12-13 in the all-time series against Bucknell.Freshman Brittney Russell and sophomore Karma Parbhu earned a come-from-behind victory in No. 3 doubles to give Pitt the doubles point. Brittney Russell has earned three victories in the four singles matches she has played this spring. Pitt has three freshman in its lineup, who all won their singles matches. The three rookies are Kimmy Borza, Jocelyn Lu and Brittney Russell.
Up Next: Travels to West Virginia Feb. 16.
 
Providence
Women's Notes (0-0)
The Friars are not schedules to compete until March 4.
Up Next: Visits Brown March 4.
 
Rutgers
Women's Notes (2-1)
Feb. 3 at Lehigh: W, 7-0
Feb. 5 at Army: W, 7-0
RU dropped Lehigh to 0-1 on the season by a score of 7-0 Feb. 3 inside the Lewis Tennis Center. Rutgers swept Army 7-0 Feb. 3 at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center. The Scarlet Knights have won two-staright and move to 2-1 on the season. RU handed Army its first loss as the Black Knights fell to 3-1.
Up Next: Hosts Fairleigh Dickinson Feb. 11.  
 
St. John's
Men's Notes (1-0)
Feb. 4 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson: W, 7-0
The St. John's men's tennis team cruised to a 7-0 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson in its 2011 season opener at the National Tennis Center Feb. 4. After winning all three doubles matches, the Red Storm recorded six straight-set victories in singles play. St. John's was led by junior Stefan Bojic, who claimed victories in the top slot at both singles and doubles play. Bojic defeated FDU's Ibrahim Shams 6-1, 6-4 in the No. 1 singles spot and then paired up with teammate Pavel Cerny to record an 8-4 victory over the Knight's top-doubles duo.
Up Next: Travels to Boston to compete in the ECAC Team Championships Feb. 18-20
 
St. John's
Women's Notes (1-3)
Feb. 4 at Columbia: L, 6-1
Feb. 6 at Cornell: L, 7-0
The St. John's women's tennis team was outmatched by two Ivy League opponents this last week as Columbia defeated the Red Storm 6-1 Feb. 4 and Cornell swept STJ 7-0 Feb. 6. St. John's falls to 1-3 on the season following the back-to-back losses. Freshman Diamond Adams won the only point for the Red Storm, as she defeated Columbia's Katarina Kovacevic 7-6(5), 3-6, 10-3 Feb. 4 in the No. 5 singles spot. The Maryland native currently holds a team-best 2-2 record in singles play. STJ remains 1-0 in BIG EAST play.
Up Next: Hosts Howard Feb. 12.
 
 
Seton Hall
Women's Notes (1-2)
Feb. 6 vs. Binghamton: L, 7-0
The Seton Hall tennis team lost to Binghamton 7-0 last week. The Pirates fall to 1-2 on the young season. In No. 1 singles freshman Pui Wing Sher played a tight match against nationally ranked Anna Edelman. After dropping the first set 6-4, Sher forced a tiebreak in the second, but ultimately fell 7-5 in the extra session. Senior Belfin Sunbul also forced a tiebreak in set two of her No. 3 singles contest, but suffered the same result as Sher, dropping a straight set decision to Lauren Bates.
Up Next: Travels to Syracuse Feb. 11.
 
USF
Men's Notes (2-0)
The USF men's tennis team had its only scheduled match of the week postponed due to rain Feb. 6. The Bulls and Florida Atlantic have rescheduled the match for Feb. 13 at 12 p.m. ET.
Up Next: Hosts Florida Atlantic Feb. 13.
 
USF
Women's Notes (1-2)
Feb. 8 at No. 2 Florida: L, 5-2
The No. 25 University of South Florida women's tennis team dropped a tough 5-2 decision to in-state foe and No. 2 ranked Florida Feb. 8 in Gainesville, Fla. In singles play, USF got wins from Ecaterina Vasenina at the No. 2 spot and Janette Bejikova at the No. 4 spot. Vasenina defeated No. 96 Sofie Oyen 6-2, 7-6 and Bejikova defeated No. 22 Olivia Janowicz 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (12-10).
Up Next: Travels to Southern California Feb. 10.
 
Syracuse
Women's Notes (4-1)
Feb. 4 vs. Binghamton: W, 4-3
Feb. 4 vs. Colgate: W, 7-0
The Syracuse University women's tennis team went 2-0 last week, defeating Binghamton 4-3 and Colgate 7-0. Junior Alessondra Parra's three set tiebreaker victory against Binghamton's Anna Edelman sealed the match for Syracuse. SU has edged Binghamton by a score of 4-3 in each of the last two seasons. Junior Emily Harman was a perfect 4-0 with a pair of singles and doubles wins. Her singles match against Binghamton also went into three sets. She overcame a first set loss and won the next two sets to earn a point for the Orange. Syracuse will welcome three opponents to Drumlins Tennis Center this weekend.
Up Next: Hosts Seton Hall Feb. 11, Buffalo Feb. 12 and Cincinnati Feb. 13.
 
Villanova
Men's Notes (0-5)
Feb. 5 at Navy: L, 6-1
Feb. 5 at UMBC: L, 7-0
Villanova opened the season against Philadelphia rival Penn. Despite senior Trenton Alenik and freshman Thomas O'Brien taking home an 8-7 doubles victory early in the day, it wasn't enough to lift the Wildcats to victory as they fell to the Quakers 7-0.
Up Next: Travels to Elkton, Md. to take on Delaware.  
 
Villanova
Women's Notes (0-0)
The Wildcats have not opened play yet this season.
Up Next: Takes on Delaware Feb. 12. 
 
 
West Virginia
Women's Notes (1-5)
Feb. 4 vs. Marshall: L, 7-0
The West Virginia University tennis team fell 0-7 to nationally-ranked Marshall Feb. 4 in its first home match at the Ridgeview Racquet Club.
Up Next: Hosts Pittsburgh Feb. 16.