Spanjaard Gets DePaul Off to a Fast Start
Sept. 21, 2017

Singles Main Draw

MILWAUKEE -- Boris Spanjaard got the men's tennis season off to a fast start Thursday, winning his first two matches at the historic 42nd annual Milwaukee Tennis Classic.

By virtue of his triumphs, Spanjaard advances into Friday's main draw with a 10 a.m. match against Brett Forman of Michigan State at the Western Racquet Club.

The sophomore from the Netherlands opened singles qualifying play with an impressive 6-2, 6-2 victory over Jason Koenen of Michigan State. In his second match, Spanjaard defeated Alvaro Verdu of Marquette 6-2, 6-2.

Teammate Alex Galoustian made it to the second round of qualifying play after a tough 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 decision over Robert Krill of Wisconsin. He dropped a 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 decision to Micah Klousia of Nebraska in his second match.

DePaul's Christopher Casati fell 6-3, 6-1 to Michael Dube of Michigan State in his qualifying match while freshman Luuk Wassenaar lost 6-2, 6-2 in his collegiate debut to Toby Boyer of Nebraska.

Rounding out the singles results, Wassenaar bounced back in the back draw round with a 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 win over David Beasley of IUPUI. Casati came up short 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 in his back draw match.

In doubles, the tandem of Galoustian and Casati won their first match with an 8-6 victory over Beasley and Brad Luetschwager of IUPUI before falling 8-4 to Carlo Donato and Mitch Harper of Virginia Tech.

In the other Blue Demon matchup, Spanjaard and Wassenaar fell to Aiz Kijametovic and Javier Maestre of Old Dominion 8-4.


 

 

DAY ONE RESULTS
Singles
Galoustian (DPU) def. Krill (WIS) 6-4, 6-7, 6-4
Dube (MSU) def. Casati (DPU) 6-3, 6-1
Spanjaard (DPU) def. Koenen (MSU) 6-2, 6-2
Boyer (NEB) def. Wassenaar (DPU) 6-2, 6-2
Klousia (NEB) def. Galoustian (DPU) 5-7, 6-1, 6-1
Spanjaard (DPU) def. Verdu (MARQ) 6-2, 6-2
Luetschwager (IUPUI) def. Casati 7-5, 4-6, 1-0
Wassenaar (DPU) def. Beasley (IUPUI) 6-4, 5-7, 1-0

Doubles
Galoustian/Casati (DPU) def. Beasley/Luetschnager (IUPUI) 8-6
Kijametovic/Maestre (ODU) def. Spanjaard/Wassenaar (DPU) 8-4
Carlo Donato/Mitch Harper (VT) def. Galoustian/Casati 8-4

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