The 25th-ranked University of Kentucky women's tennis team was knocked out of the NCAA Tournament by No. 37 DePaul in the first round Friday at Ann Arbor, Mich.
DePaul captured a closely contested doubles point then won three of the first four singles matches to secure a 4-1 victory.
DePaul (22-4) advanced to the second round, where it will play No. 11 Michigan — a 4-0 winner over Miami (Ohio) — on Saturday.
Kentucky finished its season 15-13 after making its second consecutive NCAA appearance.
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Two Kentucky players, Mami Adachi and Aldila Sutjiaidi, will continue on in NCAA play despite their team being defeated. The pair received an at-large bid to compete in doubles at the national championships May 20-25 in Waco, Texas
DEPAUL 4, KENTUCKY 1
At Varsity Tennis Center, Ann Arbor, Mich.
(Order of Finish: 4, 6, 2, 5)
No. 1: Yulia Shupenia (DePaul) vs. Nadia Ravita, 6-3, 5-3, did not finish.
No. 2: Patricia Lancranjan (DePaul) def. Aldila Sutjiadi, 6-2, 6-0.
No. 3: Ana Vladutu (DePaul) vs. Kelsey Dieters, 6-3, 6-6, did not finish.
No. 4: Mami Adachi (UK) def. Patricia Fargas, 6-1, 6-2.
No. 5: Jasmin Kling (DePaul) def. Kirsten Lewis, 6-3, 6-4.
No. 6: Rebeca Mitrea (DePaul) def. Stephanie Fox, 6-2, 6-3.
(Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1)
No. 1: Fargas/Kling (DePaul) def. Sutjiadi/Adachi, 8-7 (2).
No. 2: Vladutu/Shupenia (DePaul) def. Lewis/Ravita, 8-4.
No. 3: Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff/Dieters (UK) def. Mitrea/Zaina Sufi, 8-4.