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Men's Tennis Snaps Skid With 7-0 Win Over Bradley
Sten Leusink


Sten Leusink

Feb. 21, 2014

CHICAGO -- The DePaul men's tennis team swept Bradley, 7-0, to snap its five-game losing streak on Friday evening in Chicago.

For DePaul (2-5), the win marked the team's second of the year, while Bradley fell to 3-3.

The Blue Demons started the day by taking care of business in doubles play, winning all three matches. Filip Dzanko and Jan-Willem Feilzer defeated Hamish Weerasinghe and Nico Rakatin, 8-7 (7) in the No. 1 match, Sten Leusink and Kyle Johnson won the No. 2 match, 8-6, over Ashton Kalhorn and Daniel Tiboldi and Joshua Schramm teamed with Paul John to down Justin Abrams and Dan Rodefield in the No. 3 match (8-3).

In singles play, Dzanko picked up his third win of the dual season courtesy of a 6-3, 6-4 triumph over Weerasinghe in the No. 1 match. Leusink won in three sets (6-3, 6-7 (4), 10-4) over Rakatin at No. 2 singles and Johnson took the No. 3 match, 6-2, 6-2, over Tiboldi. 

Elsewhere, John topped Kalhorn in the No. 4 match (6-4, 3-6, 10-7) for his third win of the spring, Schramm picked up a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Abrams in the No. 5 slot and Feilzer won his match at No. 6 singles over Rodefield (6-4, 7-6 (3). 

DePaul returns to the court one week from today (Feb. 28) at the HEB Invitational in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Match Results

Singles

  1. Filip Dzanko def. Hamish Weerasinghe, 6-3, 6-4
  2. Sten Leusink def. Nico Rakitin, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 10-4
  3. Kyle Johnson def. Daniel Tiboldi, 6-2, 6-2
  4. Paul John def. Ashton Kalhorn, 6-4, 3-6, 10-7
  5. Joshua Schramm def. Justin Abrams, 6-0, 6-1
  6. Jan-Willem Feilzer def. Dan Rodefield, 6-4, 7-6 (3)

 

 

Doubles

  1. Dzanko/Feilzer def. Weerasinghe/Rakitin, 8-7 (7)
  2. Leusink/Johnson def. Kalhorn/Tiboldi, 8-6
  3. Schramm/John def. Abrams/Rodefield, 8-3