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.
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.