Kasper and Jozwiak Shine on Day One of Northwestern Invitational
Oct. 15, 2010
EVANSTON, Ill. – The DePaul men’s tennis team had a strong showing at the Northwestern Invitational at the Combe Indoor Tennis Center on Friday. Bartosz Jozwiak and Sven Kasper advanced to the semifinals of the doubles flight while Kasper also registered a singles victory.
Kasper got the day started with an impressive 6-2, 6-1 win over Iowa’s Nikita Zotov in the A-Flight before teaming up with Jozwiak for doubles action in the afternoon.
Kasper and Zotov met again in the opening round of the doubles flight and once again, DePaul got the “W.” Paired with Jozwiak, the Blue Demon duo topped the Iowa pair of Jeroen Gortworst and Zotov 8-3 to move into the quarterfinals.
Kasper and Jozwiak continued to play well as they defeated Northwestern’s Sidarth Balaji and Chris Jackman, 8-4 on their home court.
Kasper and Jozwiak are slated to face Michael Calderon and Kazuya Komada from Western Michigan in the semifinals on Saturday.
Also in doubles action, DePaul’s Ben Hartman and George Chanturia won their opening round match over Marquette’s Jonathan Schwerin and Dan Mamalat, 9-7. The Blue Demon pair dropped their quarterfinal match to Iowa’s Marc Bruche and Jonas Dierdex, who received an opening round bye.
After getting a first round bye in the B-Singles flight, Jozwiak and Chanturia kick off Saturday’s action with a pair 9:30 a.m. matches. Chanturia will face Dierdex again, but this time in singles while Jozwiak tangles with Iowa’s Mitch Becket.
Saturday sees the Blue Demons play two more rounds of singles while the doubles brackets will only play out through the semifinals.