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DePaul Men's Tennis Drops Tight Match with Purdue, 4-3
Freshman Sten Leusink got a big singles win at the three spot, taking down No. 118 Diego Acosta in a thrilling three-setter

Freshman Sten Leusink got a big singles win at the three spot, taking down No. 118 Diego Acosta in a thrilling three-setter

Jan. 19, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The DePaul men's tennis team split its singles matches and got a big win from freshman Sten Leusink, but ultimately dropped a close 4-3 decision against Purdue on Saturday at the Schwartz Tennis Center.

DePaul falls to 1-1 in the dual season, while Purdue improved to 4-0 with the victory. The Blue Demons won their matches at first, third and fourth singles but dropped two doubles matches with a third left unfinished.

At first singles, junior Filip Dzanko improved to 2-0 on the spring with a comeback win, 4-6, 6-2, 1-0, over Szymon Tatarczyk.

Leusink also won his second straight match at the three spot, claiming an epic three-setter, 7-6, 6-7, 10-8, over No. 118 Diego Acosta - his first career ranked win.

Classmate Jan-Willem Feilzer then picked up DePaul's third and final singles victory in the four hole with a gutsy 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 decision over Pawel Poziomski.

Following the contest, the Blue Demons will have a short break between competitions. Next up will be a trip to Eugene, Ore. for three matches in three days, beginning with a match-up against Nevada on February 1 at 2:30 p.m. CT.

Purdue 4, DePaul 3

Singles
Filip Dzanko (D) def. Szymon Tatarczyk (P) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0
Mark Kovacs (P) def. Mathias Hambach (D) 6-1, 6-2
Sten Leusink (D) def. #118 Diego Acosta (P) 7-6, 6-7, 10-8
Jan-Willem Feilzer (D) def. Pawel Poziomski (P) 6-2, 4-6, 4-6
Aaron Dujovne (P) def. Adam Reinhart (D) 6-0, 6-1
Krisztian Krocsko (P) def. Paul John (D) 6-0, 6-4

 

 

Doubles
Acosta/Dujovne (P) def. Hambach/Dzanko (D) 8-4
Krocsko/Tatarczyk (P) def. Leusink/Feilzer (D) 5-6 (unf.)
Poziomski/Kovacs (P) def. Reinhart/John (D) 8-5