Michigan Stops DePaul in Men's Tennis Dual Opener
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - DePaul's men's tennis team suffered a 5-2 defeat to Michigan on Saturday in its dual season opener at Michigan's Varsity Tennis Center.
Michigan won a closely contested doubles point, earning the deciding victory in a tiebreaker at the No. 2 spot as Henry Beam and Matt Lockin defeated DePaul's Jevgenji Cariov and Andy Michael by a 10-8 score in the tiebreaker to earn a 9-8 victory in the match and gain the doubles point for the Wolverines.
The Blue Demons took the No. 1 doubles match, 8-5, as Andy Michael and Robert Kurek defeated Chris Shaya and Chris Rolf.
DePaul (0-1) will be in action again on Friday when it visits Northwestern at 6 p.m.
Michigan 5 DePaul 2
No. 1 -- Jevgenji Cariov (DU) d. Henry Beam, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
No. 2 -- Andy Michael (DU) d. Ben Cox, 6-2, 6-4
No. 3 -- Anthony Jackson (U-M) d. Robert Kurek, 6-2, 6-4
No. 4 -- Matt Lockin (U-M) d. Dan Bennett, 7-6, 5-7, 3-1 retired
No. 5 -- Greg Novak (U-M) d. Neil Johnston, 6-0, 6-3
No. 6 -- David Anving (U-M) d. Sam Davidson, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
No. 1 -- Michael/Kurek (DU) d. Chris Rolf/Chris Shaya, 8-5
No. 2 -- Beam/Lockin (U-M) d. Cariov/Bennett, 9-8(8)
No. 3 -- Novak/Jackson (U-M) d. Davidson/David Pitsch, 8-0