George Chanturia defeated his teammate Filip Dzanko to Claim the Main Draw's Title
Sept. 18, 2011
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - DePaul senior George Chanturia is coming back to Chicago as the Purdue Fall Invitational's main draw champion. Chanturia claimed the tournament's championship after defeating his teammate Filip Dzanko in his second match on Sunday.
Chanturia began his day with a solid 6-2, 6-3 win over Purdue's Krisztian Krocsko. After watching Dzanko fight to his straight set (7-6 (4), 7-6 (2)) victory over Green Bay's Michael Tenzer the two Blue Demons took to the courts as teammates but also as opponents in the Championship match at Purdue's Schwartz Tennis Center.
Chanturia won his fifth match of the weekend and claimed championship honors with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Dzanko.
In the main draw's consolation bracket, Matija Palinic reached the semifinals, but dropped a 6-4, 6-4 match to Case Western's Will Drougas.
DePaul freshman Josh Dancu also reached the semifinals on the consolation side of the B Flight. Dancu, who won three matches on Saturday, fell to Aaron Wong from Western Michigan 6-4, 6-2 in the semifinals.
The Blue Demons finished their first weekend of competition with 24 wins and four student-athletes reached the semifinals of their respective brackets.
DePaul returns to the courts Sept. 30 at the Ball State Fall Invitational.
Purdue Fall Invitational - Sunday, September 18
Flight A Singles - Semifinals and Championship
George Chanturia (DePaul) def. Krisztian Krocsko (Purdue) 6-2, 6-3
Filip Dzanko (DePaul) def. Michael Tenzer (Green Bay) 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2)
George Chanturia (DePaul) def. Filip Dzanko (DePaul) 6-2, 6-4
Flight A Consolation - Semifinals
Will Drougas (Case Western) def. Matija Palinic 6-4, 6-4
Flight B Consolation Singles - Semifinals
Aaron Wong (Western Michigan) def. Josh Dancu (DePaul) 6-4, 6-2