Men's Tennis Cruises Past No. 30 Arkansas
DePaul took two of three doubles matches to earn the first point of the dual. George Wang and Alasdair Graetz defeated Andrei Nicoara and Branden Joost at No. 2 doubles, while Vanja Grgec and Danny Wilson posted an 8-4 win over Drew Sosebee and Dmitry Vlaskin in the third flight. The first doubles match saw Austin Doerner and Jose Moncada drop an 8-6 decision to the Razorbacks’ Blake Strode and Colin Mascall.
Doerner and Moncada used singles competition to bounce back from their doubles loss. Doerner took revenge on Mascall with a 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 2, while Moncada defeated Gabriel Mattos, 7-6, 6-2, in the third match.
The Blue Demons added victories in the fourth, fifth and sixth singles matches. Grgec defeated Dmitry Lebedev in a 6-2, 7-6 decision at No. 4, while Graetz took Nicoara in three sets at No. 5 with a score of 6-0, 4-6, 6-3. Jack Komar gave DePaul a point at No. 6, defeating Vlaskin in a 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 match.
DePaul’s only lost point came in the top singles flight as Wang fell to Strode; 7-6, 6-4.
The Blue Demons have defeated four consecutive opponents and return to action tomorrow against No. 56
No. 71 DePaul 6, No. 30
No. 1-Strode/Mascall (
No. 2-Wang/Graetz (DePaul) def. Nicoara/Joost (
No. 3-Grgec/Wilson (DePaul) def. Sosebee/Vlaskin (
No. 1-Blake Strode (
No. 2-Austin Doerner (DePaul) def. Colin Mascall (
No. 3-Jose Moncada (DePaul) def. Gabriel Mattos (
No. 4-Vanja Grgec (DePaul) def. Dmitry Lebedev (
No. 5-Alasdair Graetz (DePaul) def. Andrei Nicoara (
No. 6-Jack Komar (DePaul) def. Dmitry Vlaskin (