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Blue Demons Overpower Western Michigan
Ben Hartman tied the dual at one with his victory on the sixth court -- DePaul topped WMU 4-1 on Friday.

Ben Hartman tied the dual at one with his victory on the sixth court -- DePaul topped WMU 4-1 on Friday.

March 4, 2011

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – For the second time in six days, the No. 52 DePaul men’s tennis team clashed with Western Michigan -- and won. The Blue Demons rebounded from its morning loss to No. 50 BYU and topped the Broncos, 4-1 on Friday at the HEB Tennis Center.

The Blue Demons and Broncos played singles first and did not get to doubles as DePaul was able to secure the win early.

The Broncos (6-8) won the first point with a win on the third court and then it was all DePaul. 

Ben Hartman made quick work of Brad Noel on the sixth court.  Hartman picked up his 15th win of the season with a 6-2, 6-0 victory.

George Chanturia followed with his own 15th singles victory of the season when he topped Michael Calderone in straight sets.

On the first court, Sven Kasper won his match when his opponent Kazuya Komada retired in the second set.

Filip Dzanko clinched DePaul’s 11th win of the season with a hard-fought 7-5, 7-5 win over Casey Cullen in the fifth position.

The Blue Demons close out the tournament with New Mexico on Saturday at noon.  The two teams met earlier this season on Jan. 21 with the Lobos claiming a 6-1 victory on their home court.

Singles
No. 1 Sven Kasper def. Kazuya Komada 1-6, 4-5 (retired)
No. 2 George Chanturia def. Michael Calderone 6-3, 7-6 (5)
No. 3 Simon Blomberg def. Matija Palinic 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 Bartosz Jozwiak vs. Pablo Olivarez 6-4, 7-5, 2-0 (DNF)
No. 5 Filip Dzanko def. Casey Cullen 7-5, 7-5
No. 6 Ben Hartman def. Brad Noel 6-2, 6-0
Order of Finish:  3, 6, 2, 1, 5