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DePaul Men's Tennis Finishes Sixth at BIG EAST Championship
Freshman Sten Leusink capped a 3-0 weekend, providing the Blue Demons sole point at third singles.

Freshman Sten Leusink capped a 3-0 weekend, providing the Blue Demons sole point at third singles.

April 21, 2013

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - DePaul men's tennis got another win from freshman Sten Leusink and finished in sixth-place at the BIG EAST Men's Tennis Championship on Sunday, falling 4-1 to St. John's in the tournament's fifth-place match.

The Blue Demons (6-18) surpassed their seed, placing sixth after receiving a seven seed to begin the tournament and nearly knocked off eventual runner-up Louisville in the opening round. A win over No. 6 Villanova pushed DePaul into the fifth-place match against No. 9 St. John's.

The Red Storm continued their surprising tournament, taking both doubles matches to lock up an early 1-0 lead before going up 3-0 with wins at second and fourth singles.

DePaul got a point back at the three, where Leusink remained undefeated (3-0) in his first trip to the BIG EAST Championship. A hard fought three-setter at first singles decided the match, as St. John's clinched the win and fifth-place at the tournament. 

The Blue Demons also had leads in fifth and sixth singles when play was stopped due to the match-deciding point being won.

St. John’s 4, DePaul 1
Apr 21, 2013 at (South Bend Racquet Club)

Singles competition
1. Vasko Mladenov (SJU) def. Filip Dzanko (DEP) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
2. Valentin Mihai (SJU) def. Mathias Hambach (DEP) 6-2, 6-1
3. Sten Leusink (DEP) def. Hugo Morth (SJU) 6-7 (0-7), 6-1, 6-3
4. Mike Lampa (SJU) def. Jan-Willem Feilzer (DEP) 6-4, 6-4
5. Kyle Johnson (DEP) vs. Mark Mozer (SJU) 6-4, 6-7 (7-9), 3-0 DNF
6. Micael-John Every (SJU) vs. Paul John (DEP) 7-5, 4-6, 4-1 DNF

Doubles Competition
1. Filip Dzanko/Sten Leusink (DEP) vs. Mike Lampa/Valentin Mihai (SJU) 8-8 DNF
2. Vasko Mladenov/Hugo Morth (SJU) def. Mathias Hambach/Jan-Willem Feilzer (DEP) 8-4
3. Michael-John Every/Mark Mozer (SJU) def. Adam Reinhart/Paul John (DEP) 9-7

Match Notes
St. John’s 5-15
DePaul 6-18

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,4,3,1)
T-3:40