Dzanko Claims Tournament Title as Blue Demons Finish Strong at Milwaukee Tennis Classic
Junior Filip Dzanko capped an undefeated weekend to claim the Milwaukee Tennis Classic singles title. (Photo by Mary Fran Cahill)

Sept. 16, 2012

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. - Filip Dzanko finished off a undefeated weekend to claim the tournament singles title as the DePaul men's tennis team wrapped up play at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic on Sunday, September 16. The Blue Demons gathered four singles victories overall and a pair of wins at doubles to cap play at Town Club.

In singles action the Blue Demons faced Ball State and picked up victories at each of the top four positions in the lineup. DePaul finished the weekend with a 13-6 mark in singles play.

At first singles, Dzanko beat Ball State's Ray Leonard in a tie-breaker 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-4) to finish his weekend 3-0 at the top spot.

Jan-Willem Feilzer moved up to the two and stayed undefeated as well with a 7-5, 6-3 decision over Dalton Albertin. At number three, senior Mathias Hambach got his first singles victory of the fall over Alex Brym, 6-4, 6-3.

Kyle Johnson picked up the Blue Demons' final singles win in the four hole, defeating Patrick Elliott 6-4, 6-0 in the freshman's second straight singles victory.

DePaul began the morning in doubles competition versus Marquette, and picked up its first two wins of the weekend at the second and third positions.

Feilzer and fellow freshman Paul John teamed up to take down Marquette's James Stark and Cameron Tehrani, 8-5, in the two spot. At the three, Johnson and sophomore Adam Reinhart were winners, 8-4, over Gleb Sklyr and David Packowitz.

Next up for DePaul will be the three-day Baylor Invitational, which kicks off Friday, Sept. 21 in Waco, Texas and continues through Sunday, Sept. 23.



Men's Singles: Ball State vs. DePaul
Filip Dzanko (DPU) def. Ray Leonard (BSU), 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-4)
Jan-Willem Feilzer (DPU) def. Dalton Albertin (BSU), 7-5, 6-3
Mathias Hambach (DPU) def. Alex Brym (BSU), 6-4, 6-3
Kyle Johnson (DPU) def. Patrick Elliott (BSU), 6-4, 6-0
Austin Smith (BSU) def. Adam Reinhart (DPU), 6-1, 7-6 (3)
Austin Sansone (BSU) def. Paul John (DPU), 6-2, 0-6, 1-0 (11-9)

Men's Doubles: Marquette vs. DePaul
Logon Collins/Vukasin Teofanovic (MU) def. Mathias Hambach/Filip Dzanko (DPU), 9-7
Jan-Willem Feilzer/Paul John (DPU) def. James Stark/Cameron Tehrani (MU), 8-5
Kyle Johnson/Adam Reinhart (DPU) def. Gleb Sklyr/David Packowitz (MU), 8-4

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