Men's Tennis: Blue Demons Come Up Short Against Charleston

April 5, 2014

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The DePaul men's tennis team picked up wins in the top three singles slots on Saturday but ultimately fell to No. 74 Charleston in Atlanta.

The Cougars improved to 14-5 in 2014, while DePaul dropped to 8-12.

Charleston took 2-of-3 doubles matches from the Blue Demons at the beginning of the match, despite a Blue Demon win in the No. 1 match by Filip Dzanko and David Vieyra, who knocked off Brice Allanic and Alon Faiman, 8-3.

In singles play, Dzanko beat Allanic at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 7-5, and Sten Leusink picked up a win in the No. 2 match, a 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 triumph over Rodrigo Encinas. At No. 3 singles, Vieyra topped Crescente Lesser, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. 

But DePaul fell in the four, five and six singles matches as the Cougars eeked out a 4-3 victory. Kyle Johnson pushed Charlie Ghriskey to three sets in the No. 5 match but lost, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-1. Joshua Schramm and Paul John lost the No. 4 and No. 6 matches, respectively.

DePaul has just two regular season matches remaining before the BIG EAST Championships at the end of April. On April 12, the Blue Demons host Marquette for Senior Day. The 3 p.m. match is the final home match of the year.

Singles Competition

1.     Filip Dzanko (DePaul) def. Brice Allanic (CofC) 6-3, 7-5
2.     Sten Leusink (DePaul) def. Rodrigo Encinas (CofC) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
3.     David Vieyra (DePaul) def. Crescente Lesser (CofC) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
4.     Zack Lewis (CofC) def. Joshua Schramm (DePaul) 6-2, 6-4
5.     Charlie Ghriskey (CofC) def. Kyle Johnson (DePaul) 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-1
6.     Alon Faiman (CofC) def. Paul John (DePaul) 6-2, 7-5



Doubles Competition

1.     Filip Dzanko-David Vieyra (DePaul) def. Brice Allanic-Alon Faiman (CofC) 8-3
2.     Crescente Lesser-Rodrigo Encinas (CofC) def. Joshua Schramm-Sten Leusink (DePaul) 8-4
3.     Zack Lewis-Charlie Ghriskey (CofC) def. Kyle Johnson-Paul John (DePaul) 8-2

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