DePaul Wins Doubles, Drops Match to No. 34 MTSU at HEB Tournament
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.
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
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)