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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tennis

Kordolaimi, Cougars defeat Depaul for 11th home win


Junior Elena Kordolaimi’s 6-3, 6-7, 7-5 had a come-from-behind victory on court two that lifted the Cougars to a 4-2 win against No. 31 DePaul on Sunday at the Chancellors Racquet Club.

Kordolaimi fell behind 0-2 before digging deep to take the next two games to lock things up at 2-2.

Fargas then claimed three consecutive games to take a 5-2 advantage in the third set. However, Kordolaimi responded with the best comeback of the season. She took each of the next five games to clinch her sixth straight victory of the season and the team’s fifth ranked win on the year.

It was the Cougars’ (16-4) 11th home win of the year, the most since winning 13 home contests during the 2005-06 campaign.

Freshman Tina Rupert (19-6) defeated DePaul’s Jasmin Kling in straight sets on court three, 6-0, 6-4, to earn her sixth consecutive win of the season to put UH up 1-0.

Freshman Despoina Vogasari (21-6) then earned her team-leading fourth ranked victory of the season by defeating No. 97 Ana Vladutu 6-3, 6-4 from the No. 1 spot to sport the Cougars a 2-0 advantage.

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