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Palinic and Chanturia Advance to the Round of 16 in the Doubles Bracket
Matija Palinic (pictured) and George Chanturia continue their strong play in the ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Bracket

Matija Palinic (pictured) and George Chanturia continue their strong play in the ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Bracket

Oct. 23, 2010

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SOUTH BEND – After knocking out the 11th seed on Friday, DePaul’s doubles pair of Matija Palinic and George Chanturia continued to hit their stride on Saturday as the duo advanced to the Round of 16 with a dominating victory at the ITA Midwest Regional.

Playing at Notre Dame’s Ecks Tennis Pavilion did not faze Palinic and Chanturia, who overcame the Fighting Irish pair Ryan Bandy and Michael Moore, 8-2.  The Blue Demon duo, who touts a perfect 6-0 record, is slated to square off with Ohio State’s Balazs Novak and Devin McCarthy on Sunday for the right to advance to the Regional Quarterfinals.

With a win over the No. 33 Illinois pair on Friday, DePaul’s doubles team of Bartosz Jozwiak and Sven Kasper gave Robert Fox and John Haley from Cleveland State everything they had, but the Blue Demon pair came up short 9-8 (5) to end their run in the doubles bracket.

After winning their first round singles matches, Sven Kasper and Ben Hartman were unable to advance to the Round of 16 on Saturday.  Kasper fell to 16th-seeded Greg Andrews from Notre Dame 6-4, 6-2, while Hartman dropped his match to 6th-seeded Evan King from Michigan 6-1, 6-2.

The ITA Midwest continues on Sunday with the Round of 16 and Quarterfinal Rounds of the doubles bracket.  Palinic and Chanturia are slated to take the court in the afternoon.

ITA Midwest Regional - Saturday Results
ITA Main Draw – Singles

Greg Andrews (Notre Dame) def. Sven Kasper (DePaul) 6-4, 6-2
Evan King (Michigan) def. Ben Hartman (DePaul) 6-1, 6-2

ITA Doubles Bracket
Palinic/Chanturia def. Ryan Bandy and Michael Moore (Notre Dame) 8-2
Robert Fox and John Haley (Cleveland State) def. Jozwiak/Kasper 9-8 (5)