It's a Walk-Off Win for Casati and DePaul
April 14, 2018

CHICAGO – There was plenty of drama taking place Saturday at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness culminating with a walk-off winner.

Christopher Casati realized during his No. 4 singles match that the BIG EAST showdown with Butler was tied 3-3. The sophomore from north suburban Deerfield dropped the first set to Spencer Lang and then rallied for a 7-5 score in the second set.

Everything came down to the final set of the day, and Casati came through with a clutch 6-4 result in DePaul’s 4-3 victory.

Butler (13-6, 1-2 in the BIG EAST) took an early 1-0 lead by winning two of three doubles matches.

Boris Spanjaard evened things up with a 6-2, 6-0 triumph over Mason Dragos at No. 1 singles. The Bulldogs went back on top with a win at No. 5 singles.

The Blue Demons (13-9, 2-1) responded with back-to-back victories by Tripp Tuff at No. 6 and Alex Galoustian at No. 2.

Butler extended the suspense by winning at No. 3 singles to deadlock the match at 3-3. That’s when Casati put the finishing touches on a Saturday afternoon thriller.

DePaul returns to Lakeshore Sport & Fitness Sunday for a nonconference match against New Mexico State with first serve at 1:15 p.m.

DePaul 4, Butler 3
Singles
1. Boris Spanjaard (DPU) def. Mason Dragos (BU) 6-2, 6-0
2. Alex Galoustian (DPU) def. Michael Dickson (BU) 2-6, 6-1, 7-5
3. Aviv Ben Shabat (BU) def. Tamas Zador (DPU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
4. Christopher Casati (DPU) def. Spencer Lang, (BU) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
5. Adrian Mag (BU) def. Luuk Wassenaar (DPU) 6-2, 6-3
6. Tripp Tuff (DPU) def. Ari Gerstein (BU) 7-6 (5), 6-2


 

 

Doubles
1. Dragos/Ben Shabat (BU) def. Galoustian/Spanjaard (DPU) 6-3
2. Casati/Wassenaar (DPU) def. Dickson/Lang (BU) 6-4
3. Gerstein/Mag (BU) def. Tonejc/Zador (DPU) 6-1

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