Men's Tennis Loses Two Against Big Ten
CHICAGO – The DePaul men’s tennis team drops their record to 1-4 after two consecutive losses to Michigan (6-1) and Wisconsin (6-1).
The Wolverines nearly swept the Blue Demons on Wednesday but Andy Michael hung in to beat their No. 1 singles player, Anthony Jackson for DePaul’s only win.
Thursday turned out to be just as disheartening as DePaul was nearly shut out again. The No. 1 singles match marked the Blue Demons only win after Michael beat out Dave Hippee of Wisconsin.
But it’s no rest for the weary. Coach Mark Ardizzone and his team will look ahead to two more days of tough competition this weekend at Ohio State.
On Saturday, the Blue Demons face the Buckeyes at 12 p.m. at the Jesse Owens West Recreation Center. Ohio State holds a record of 3-0 that includes a win over No. 27 Notre Dame. The Buckeyes were ranked No. 24 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s preseason poll and boast two nationally ranked players. Junior Jeremy Wurtzman is No. 7 and senior Vincent Ng has claimed the No. 45 spot. Ohio State is coached by Ty Tucker in his fourth year as head coach.
On Sunday, in the Jesse Owens West Recreation Center, the Blue Demons will face West Virginia. The Mountaineers are 0-1 for the season having lost to Virginia Tech on Sunday. The team is coached by Ed Dickson in his eighth season.
DePaul vs. Michigan (1-6)
DePaul vs. Wisconsin (1-6)