Men's Tennis Sweeps UConn, Plays for Fifth Place on Sunday
April 30, 2011
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The No. 60 DePaul men’s tennis team will play for fifth place at the BIG EAST Championship on Sunday after sweeping Connecticut 4-0 on Saturday at Leeper Park in downtown South Bend. The Blue Demons sqaure off against rival Marquette on Sunday at 8 a.m (CT) at Leeper Park's South Courts
The Blue Demons (17-9) won the doubles point behind strong performances by their first and third squads. After Connecticut (8-9) won on the second court, DePaul’s No. 1 pair of Bartosz Jozwiak and Sven Kasper overpowered Andrew Marcus and Scott Warden 8-2 to even the slate at one.
The Blue Demons needed just three singles wins to secure their 17th win of the season and they got just that – wins on the sixth, second and fourth courts.
Hambach was the first to finish and topped Lin 6-2, 6-2 for the sophomores’ ninth win of the season.
George Chanturia won his second BIG EAST Championship match with a dominating 6-0, 6-1 performance on the second court. Chanturia improves to 23-11 and is 10-2 in the second position.
Dzanko also won his second match of the Championship, but this one clinched DePaul’s win. Dzanko topped Dave Adam 7-5, 6-0 on the fourth court.
DePaul plays Marquette for fifth place on Sunday. The Blue Demons won the team’s regular season meeting 4-3 in Milwaukee on April 16 and stretched its series winning streak to five games.
No. 60 DePaul 4, Connecticut 0