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DePaul Drops Road Match to No. 74 New Mexico
Junior Filip Dzanko took his match against No. 103 Samir Iftikhar at the top spot on Friday.


Junior Filip Dzanko took his match against No. 103 Samir Iftikhar at the top spot on Friday.

March 8, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Junior Filip Dzanko picked up his first ranked singles win of the season, but DePaul men's tennis fell 5-2 to hosting No. 74 New Mexico in the first of a two-match weekend on Friday at the Linda Estes Tennis Complex.

The Blue Demons (3-10) dropped their sixth consecutive match despite wins on court one and five. The Lobos went to 7-7 overall and 5-1 on their home court with the win.

New Mexico clinched the match with the doubles point and wins at sixth, third and second singles before the Blue Demons got back-to-back victories from Jan-Willem Feilzer and Dzanko.

Feilzer was a winner at the five spot, taking down Mads Hegelund 6-1, 2-6, 1-0 (10-2).

Dzanko then went to 11-10 overall with a straight set decision over No. 103 Samir Iftikhar, 6-3, 6-4.

In doubles, Dzanko and freshman Sten Leusink teamed up for a second spot victory, 8-5, versus Jadon Phillips and Riaan Du Toit.

Next up will be a day off before DePaul returns to action on Sunday. The match will feature the Blue Demons battling New Mexico State with first serve scheduled for 11:00 a.m. CT.

#74 University of New Mexico 5, DePaul University 2

Singles competition
1. Dzanko, Filip (DEPAUL) def. No. 103 IFTIKHAR, Samir (UNM) 6-3, 6-4
2. BERG, Conor (UNM) def. Hambach, Mathias (DEPAUL) 7-6 (7-2), 6-0
3. PHILLIPS, Jadon (UNM) def. Leusink, Sten (DEPAUL) 6-2, 6-2
4. DU TOIT, Riaan (UNM) def. Johnson, Kyle (DEPAUL) 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-6)
5. Feilzer, Jan-Willem (DEPAUL) def. HEGELUND, Mads (UNM) 6-1, 2-6, 1-0 (10-2)
6. HIGNETT, James (UNM) def. John, Paul (DEPAUL) 6-4, 6-0


 

 

Singles: 6, 3, 2, 5, 1, 4

Doubles competition
1. BERG, Conor/VAN DER VYVER, Andr. (UNM) def. HAMBACH, Mathias/FEILZER, Jan-Willem (DEPAUL) 8-2
2. DZANKO, Filip/LEUSINK, Sten (DEPAUL) def. PHILLIPS, Jadon/DU TOIT, Riaan (UNM) 8-5
3. HEGELUND, Mads/HIGNETT, James (UNM) def. REINHART, Adam/JOHN, Paul (DEPAUL) 8-3

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

Match Notes:
DePaul University 3-10
University of New Mexico 7-7; National ranking #74