Blue Demons Slip By Bruins, 4-3
Freshman Kyle Johnson nabbed his first win of the dual match season at the five spot to help DePaul to its first road win.

March 27, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The DePaul men's tennis team split singles and grabbed an important doubles set to win its first road match of the dual match season, 4-3, versus Belmont on Wednesday at the Centennial Sportsplex.

With the win, DePaul moves to 4-12 overall in dual match play and snapped an eight match skid. The Bruins dropped to 2-11 with the loss.

The Blue Demons were winners at the second and third positions in doubles play and jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the match after senior Mathias Hambach and freshman Jan-Willem Feilzer snagged an 8-4 win at the two spot over Fernando Mussolini and Navarro Veys.

Freshman Paul John and sophomore Adam Reinhart also teamed up for a win at the three, taking down Bruno Silva and Henrik Claesson by an identical 8-5 result.

In singles play, Dzanko extended his win streak to four straight with a top spot victory over Antun, 7-6, 6-2.

The Blue Demons then grabbed their final two points from the fifth and sixth positions as a pair of freshmen helped clinch the match with straight set decisions.

At the five, freshman Kyle Johnson took his first match of the dual season over Navarro Veys, 6-0, 7-5. Classmate John then defeated Hans Nardelli in the six spot, 6-1, 6-1, to wrap up the scoring for DePaul.

The Blue Demons will be back in action this weekend at the Sunbelt Shootout in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Play is set to start Saturday, March 30 and will carry on through the weekend.

DePaul 4, Belmont 3

Singles competition
1. Filip Dzanko (DU) def. Renato Antun (BELM) 7-6, 6-2
2. Henrique Norbiato (BELM) def. Matthias Hambach (DU) 6-0, 6-2
3. Fernando Mussolini (BELM) def. Sten Leusink (DU) 7-5, 7-6
4. Bruno Silva (BELM) def. Jan-Willem Feilzer (DU) 7-5, 6-2
5. Kyle Johnson (DU) def. Navarro Veys (BELM) 6-0, 7-5
6. Paul John (DU) def. Hans Nardelli (BELM) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Renato Antun/Henrique Norbiato (BELM) def. Filip Dzanko/Sten Leusink (DU) 8-5
2. Matthias Hambach/Jan-Willem Feilzer (DU) def. Fernando Mussolini/Navarro Veys (BELM) 8-4
3. Paul John/Adam Reinhart (DU) def. Bruno Silva/Henrik Claesson (BELM) 8-5

Match Notes:
DePaul 4-12
Belmont 2-11



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