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Demons Fare Well in Kentucky



Lexington, Ky. - The DePaul Men's Tennis Team had a very successful weekend at the University of Kentucky winning its first dual meet of the year, while Jevgenji Cariov won his first tournament of the season.

On Friday the Blue Demons defeated Eastern Kentucky in convincing fashion, 7-0. The win came in the team's first dual meet of the season.

All of the team's members competed in the University of Kentucky Winterslam on Saturday and Sunday. The Demons experienced continued success as nationally-ranked Cariov won the 16 player tournament without dropping a set.

Though only 16 spots were available for the tournament, all the Demons were able to play at least one match by substituting in the consolation draw.

The weekend provided the squad with a solid tune-up as it prepares for road meets with defending Big Ten champ Illinois and perennial power Michigan.

Complete results from the weekend are as follows:

DePaul def Eastern Kentucky 7-0

1. Jevgenji Cariov (DPU) def. Brad Herrera (EKU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Andy Michael (DPU) def. Alvin Cheng (EKU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Dan Bennett (DPU) def. Luke Recker (EKU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Sanjay Jeram (DPU) def. Lee Lester (EKU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Neil Johnston (DPU) def. John Forrister (EKU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Dave Pitsch (DPU) def. Brian Stephenson (EKU) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles:
1. Cariov/Pitsch (DPU) def. Herrera/Cheng (EKU) 8-3
2. Jeram/Michael (DPU) def. Recker/Lester (EKU) 8-2
3. Bennett/Johnston (DPU) def. Stephenson/Forrister (EKU) 8-2

Results from UK Winterslam:

Jevgenji Cariov:
Def. A. Gido (Morehead State) 6-1, 6-2
Def. B. Kirksey (Ohio State) 6-1, 6-4
Def. B. Contini (Ohio State) 6-1, 6-1
Def. V. Ng (Ohio State) 6-2, 6-4

Dan Bennett:
Lost to B. Contini (Ohio State) 2-6, 7-5, 7-6
Def. A. Gido (Morehead State) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Def. A Cheng (Eastern Kentucky) 6-4, 6-3

Andy Michael:
Lost to B. Schmid (Morehead State) 7-5, 6-2

Maciek Jozwiak:
Def. A Cheng (Eastern Kentucky) 6-1, 6-1

David Pitsch:
Def. B. Stephenson (Eastern Kentucky) 6-0, 6-1

Sanjay Jeram:
Def. J. Kinney (Kentucky) 7-6, 3-6, 7-6
Lost to V. Ng (Ohio State) 6-3, 6-0
Lost to B. Schmid (Morehead State) 6-0, 6-3

Robert Kurek:
Def. A. Cheng (Eastern Kentucky) 6-3, 6-3

Neil Johnston:
def. L. Recker (Eastern Kentucky) 6-3, 6-3
Def. R. Hernandez (Morehead State) 6-1, 6-1