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Chaffee Leads DePaul on Day One of the Purdue Invitational
Head coach Matt Brothers saw his young Blue Demon team tally eight wins in the first day of action at the Purdue Fall Invitational on Friday

Head coach Matt Brothers saw his young Blue Demon team tally eight wins in the first day of action at the Purdue Fall Invitational on Friday

Sept. 16, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – DePaul freshman Aaron Chaffee led the Blue Demon men’s tennis team in day one of the Purdue Fall Invitational on Friday at the Schwartz Tennis Center.  DePaul combined for eight wins, while Chaffee tallied a pair of singles victories in the B Singles Flight.

Mathias Hambach, Adam Reinhart and Josh Dancu joined Chaffee in the B Singles Flight.  The quartet combined for four of DePaul’s six singles wins.  Hambach and Reinhart both received a first round bye -- Hambach topped Toledo’s Garrett Cona 6-1, 6-4 in the second round; while Reinhart swept Eric Klawitter from Case Western 6-1, 6-1.

Chaffee dominated in his first collegiate singles match.  The Frisco, Texas native controlled the match from the opening serve and defeated Purdue’s Thomas Kroczek 6-2, 6-1.  He then advanced to the Round of 16 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Henning Gess from the opening Green Bay.   Should Chaffee and Reinhart both win their Saturday morning singles match the Blue Demon pair would square off in the quarterfinals.

George Chanturia and Filip Dzanko rounded out DePaul’s singles victories in the A Flight.  Chanturia dropped just one game in his impressive 6-0, 6-1 win over Toledo’s Leo Sarria.  Dzanko also took his match in straight sets, defeating Jose Louis Soto from Vincennes 6-3, 6-0.

Sven Kasper and Dzanko teamed up in the A Doubles flight for an 8-6 win over the Butler pair of Zach Ervin and Stephen McLoughlin.  Hambach and Dancu rounded out the day with an 8-4 win over Christoph Hopf and Henning Jess from Green Bay.

The Purdue Fall Invitational gets underway on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. (ET).  Matija Palinic and Dancu open action for DePaul on the consolation side of the singles brackets.   The Round of 16 in the B Singles Flight gets underway at 11:30 a.m. with the quarterfinals following at 2:30 p.m. Doubles action concludes Saturday’s events.

Purdue Fall Invitational – Friday, September 16 Results
Flight A Doubles
Filip Dzanko/Sven Kasper (DePaul) def. Zach Ervin/Stephen McLoughlin (Butler), 8-6
James McKie/Jean Erasmus (Drake) def. Filip Dzanko/Sven Kasper (DePaul), 8-6
Garrett Dunn/Jonas Dierckx (Iowa) def. Aaron Chaffee/George Chanturia (DePaul), 8-5
Leo Sarria/Tomas Stillman (Toledo) def. Aaron Chaffee/George Chanturia (DePaul), 8-4

Flight B Doubles
Mathais Hambach/Josh Dancu (DePaul), def. Christoph Hopf/Henning Jess (Green Bay), 8-5
Bryant Dudzik/Nicholas Wong (Toledo) def. Mathais Hambach/Josh Dancu (DePaul), 9-8 (5)

Flight A Singles
James McKie (Drake) def. Matija Palinic (DePaul), 6-1, 6-2
Erick Bermudez (Vincennes) def. Sven Kasper (DePaul), 6-0, 7-6 (4)
Filip Dzanko (DePaul) def. Jose Louis Soto (Vincennes), 6-3, 6-0
George Chanturia (DePaul), def. Leo Sarria (Toledo), 6-0, 6-1

Flight B Singles
Mathias Hambach (DePaul) def.  Garrett Cona (Toledo), 6-1, 6-4
Matt Hagan (Iowa) def. Josh Dancu, 6-7, (5), 6-4, 6-2
Aaron Chaffee (DePaul) def. Thomas Kroczek (Purdue), 6-2, 6-1
Aaron Chaffee (DePaul) def. Henning Gess (Green Bay), 6-3, 6-4
Adam Reinhart (DePaul) def. Eric Klawitter (Case Western), 6-1, 6-1