BIG EAST Tennis Notebook - April 7

Cincinnati Women's Notes (7-12) April 3 at Xavier: W, 5-2 The Bearcats downed cross-town rival Xavier 5-2 April 3. Cincinnati claimed the doubles point with wins at Nos. 2 and 3, then took four of six singles points with wins at Nos. 2, 4, 5 and 6. The Bearcats begin a four-match homestand April 10 against Marshall. Up Next: Hosts Marshall April 10 and Youngstown State April 11. Connecticut Men's Notes (5-5) April 3 vs. St. John's: L, 6-1 The Huskies captured the doubles point against St. John's April 3 with wins in No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Senior Andrew Marcus and junior Scott Warden won 8-5 at No. 1 doubles, while juniors Jai Yoon and Dave Adams took an 8-5 victory at the No. 2 spot. Up Next: Hosts St. Francis April 10. Connecticut Women's Notes (4-7) April 6 at St. John's: L, 7-0 The Huskies lost their second straight match against St. John's April 6. Senior Katie Moritz and freshman Marie Gargiulo were the only victors from the UConn program as they picked up an 8-4 win in No. 3 doubles. Up Next: Hosts Marquette April 8 and West Virginia April 10. DePaul Men's Notes (14-8) March 31 at Middle Tennessee State: W, 7-0 April 2 vs. Troy: W, 4-0 April 2 vs. Memphis: W, 4-3 April 3 vs. Denver: L, 4-3 The No. 62 Blue Demons took second at the Sun Belt Shootout Tournament hosted by Middle Tennessee State last week. They snapped a four-match skid with a 7-0 win over Middle Tennessee State on March 3. DePaul reached the Championship dual of the Sun Belt Shootout with wins over Troy (4-0) and Memphis (4-3). DPU climbed from No. 66 to No. 62 in the ITA rankings. Up Next: Travels to Marquette April 16. DePaul Women's Notes (10-9) April 2 vs. No. 44 Long Beach State: L, 6-1 April 3 vs. No. 32 Texas A&M: L, 4-0 DePaul played a pair of ranked teams last week, making it 11 ranked opponents this that DPU has faced. The Blue Demons dropped matches to No. 44 Long Beach 6-1 and No. 32 Texas A&M 4-0. Freshman Kelsey Lawson registered DePaul's lone point with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Long Beach State's Rachel Manasse in No. 4 singles. The win was Lawson's 21st of the season. Up Next: Hosts Western Michigan April 10. Georgetown Men's Notes (6-10) April 1 vs. Longwood: L, 6-1 April 6 at Navy: L, 4-3 The Hoyas won one match in doubles play against Longwood April 1 as sophomore Charlie Caris and senior Bryan Miller nabbed an 8-4 victory at the No. 2 spot. The lone Georgetown victory in singles action came at the No. 5 position as freshman Casey Distaso won the first set 6-3 before his opponent retired. Up Next: Hosts James Madison April 8 and George Washington April 9. Georgetown Women's Notes (7-8) April 1 vs. Longwood: W, 7-0 The Hoyas picked up their fourth consecutive win April 1 against Longwood. GU won two doubles matches to earn the point as graduate student Stephanie Wetmore and freshman Tina Tehrani won 8-4 at No. 1, while sophomore Vicky Sekely and junior Lauren Greco claimed an 8-3 win at No. 2. Up Next: Hosts Seton Hall April 8 and Rutgers April 9. Louisville Men's Notes (12-11) April 2 vs. No. 40 VCU: W, 5-2 April 3 at No. 45 USF: W, 5-2 April 6 at Wake Forest: L, 4-3 Senior Austen Childs helped the No. 31 Cardinals down two ITA-ranked opponents last week. In Louisville's 5-2 win against No. 40 VCU April 2, the senior won 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 at the No. 1 spot and teamed with junior Adam Donaldson for an 8-6 No. 3 doubles victory. UofL defeated No. 45 USF 5-2 April 3 as 16th-ranked Childs came from behind to beat No. 73 Lucas Jovita 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Childs and Donaldson picked up an 8-1 No. 3 doubles win. UofL was edged by Wake Forest 4-3 April 6. The Cardinals swept all three doubles matches to earn the point, then dropped four singles matches. Louisville picked up wins in No. 1 and No. 5 singles. Up Next: Hosts Indiana April 17.