DePaul Men's Tennis Drops Tight Match with Purdue, 4-3
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
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