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DePaul Wins Doubles, Drops Match to No. 34 MTSU at HEB Tournament
Senior Mathias Hambach (pictured) teamed with freshman Jan-Willem Feilzer to defeat MTSU's 35th-ranked pair at first doubles on Friday morning.


Senior Mathias Hambach (pictured) teamed with freshman Jan-Willem Feilzer to defeat MTSU's 35th-ranked pair at first doubles on Friday morning.

March 1, 2013

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Despite a ranked win at first doubles, the DePaul men's tennis team dropped its first match, 4-1, against No. 34 Middle Tennessee State at the 47th Annual HEB Tournament of Champions on the campus of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Senior Mathias Hambach and freshman Jan-Willem Feilzer teamed up to deliver a big win, 8-3, at the top doubles position over MTSU's 35th-ranked pair of Victor Cornea and Ben Davis, but DePaul fell in four singles matches to cede the win to the Raiders.

It was the first win as a tandem for Hambach and Feilzer (1-2), who played together just twice before during the fall season.

DePaul also picked up a win at third doubles, where junior Filip Dzanko and freshman Sten Leusink paired together for the first time to defeat David Fox and Christoph Lang in a tight one, 9-8 (7-5).

The Blue Demons (3-7) will move on to face South Alabama this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the back draw of the tournament bracket. The Jaguars (4-6) lost 4-2 to Texas-San Antonio in their early match

#34 Middle Tennessee 4, DePaul 1

Singles:
1. #92 Ben Davis (MTSU) vs. Filip Dzanko (D) unf.
2. Victor Cornea (MTSU) def. Mathias Hambach (D) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
3. Christoph Lang (MTSU) def. Sten Leusink (D) 6-4, 6-4
4. Yannick Born (MTSU) vs. Paul John (D) unf.
5. Ettore Zito(MTSU) def. Jan-Willem Feilzer (D) 6-1, 6-1
6. David Fox (MTSU) def. Adam Reinhart (D) 6-4, 6-4

 

 

Doubles:
1. Hambach/Feilzer (D) def. #35 Cornea/Davis (MTSU) 8-3
2. Born/Marlon Brand (MTSU) def. John/Reinhart (D) 8-3
3. Dzanko/Leusink (D) def. Lang/Fox (MTSU) 9-8 (7-5)

Match Notes:
DePaul 3-7
Middle Tennessee 9-4; National ranking #34
47th Annual HEB Tournament of Champions