Men's Tennis Sweeps Georgetown, Advances to BIG EAST Semis
April 25, 2014
NEW YORK -- Third-seeded DePaul swept sixth-seeded Georgetown, 4-0, to advance to the semifinals of the 2014 BIG EAST Tournament.
For the Blue Demons (10-13), the berth in the semis is their first since 2010. They will meet No. 2 Marquette, which beat No. 7 Creighton, 4-0, to earn a spot in the semifinals.
With the loss, Georgetown ends its season at 8-13.
DePaul's Sten Leusink and Kyle Johnson began the match with an 8-2 win over Casey Distaso and Daniel Khanin in the No. 2 doubles slot. Then, Filip Dzanko and David Vieyra defeated Alex Tropiano and Shane Korber in the No. 1 match, 8-4, to give the Blue Demons the coveted doubles point.
Then, Dzanko gave DePaul a 2-0 leading thanks to his straight-set (6-3, 6-4) triumph over Khanin in the No. 1 singles match. Following Dzanko's win, Jan-Willem Feilzer knocked off John Brosens at No. 6 singles, 6-3, 6-3, before Leusink clinched the match with a 6-2, 7-6 (1) victory over Korber in the No. 2 match.
DePaul will meet Marquette tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. (CST) with a berth in the BIG EAST Championship match on the line.
The Blue Demons and Golden Eagles last faced off just two weeks ago in Chicago, a match that Marquette won, 4-3.
BIG EAST Quarterfinals - #3 DePaul 4, #6 Georgetown 0
1. Filip Dzanko/David Vieyra (DPU) def. Alex Tropiano/Shane Korber (GU), 8-4
Order of Finish: 2, 1 (3 DNF)
1. Dzanko (DPU) def. Khanin (GU), 6-3, 6-4
Order of Finish: 1, 6, 2 (3, 4, 5 DNF)