Three Duals on Deck for DePaul Men's Tennis
Jan. 31, 2013
CHICAGO - The DePaul men's tennis team is on its way to a busy weekend in Eugene, Ore. with matches scheduled against No. 75 Oregon, Nevada and Idaho over the next three days at the UO Student Tennis Center.
The Blue Demons, 1-1 overall in dual play, are coming off a tight 4-3 loss at Purdue on January 19. Freshman Sten Leusink picked up a big win in the match, knocking off No. 118 Diego Acosta at the three spot to claim his first career ranked win.
Nevada stands 2-1 on the season, splitting road matches with UC Irvine (W, 6-1) and Arizona (L, 5-2) and netting a home win versus Northern Arizona (W, 7-0). Team captain Victor Ouvard is listed 10th in the ITA Mountain Region Singles rankings and forms a strong doubles team with sophomore Fernando Sunago - the pair currently ranks seventh in the ITA Mountain Region and are 3-0 in dual matches this season.
No. 75 Oregon sits 4-0 with wins over Portland State, Seattle, USC Upstate and Eastern Washington. The Ducks went 17-7 last season.
Idaho is 1-0 and coming off a Jan. 20 sweep of Eastern Washington and features an experienced doubles duo in seniors Marius Cirstea and Abid Akbar, who are currently ranked 46th overall by the ITA. The Vandals are a veteran team with most of their core back from a 14-14 season in 2012 that featured a trip to the WAC Championship match, where the team lost to Hawaii.
First up for DePaul will be the Wolf Pack on Friday at 2:30 p.m. CT. The Blue Demons then return to the court on Saturday for a 6:00 p.m. tilt with Oregon before wrapping up the weekend Sunday at 11:00 a.m. versus the Vandals.