Blue Demons host No. 63 Iowa and No. 73 Princeton this weekend
Feb. 4, 2011
Weekly Men's Tennis Notes
CHICAGO – The DePaul men’s tennis team puts its two-match winning streak on the line when it hosts No. 63 Iowa and No. 73 Princeton this weekend. The Blue Demons host the Hawkeyes on Saturday at the Lakeshore Athletic Club with the first serve set for 2 p.m. DePaul’s second dual of the weekend is against Princeton which will be played at Glenbrook Racquet Club at 9 a.m. on Sunday.
The Blue Demons (4-1) opened their season with a pair of 7-0, home wins over Detroit and UIC, before they traveled to New Mexico for two matches. DePaul stumbled against New Mexico, but bounced back with a 5-2 win over Texas A&M Corpus Christi, who entered the Campbell’s ITA Team rankings at No. 66 on Feb. 3.
Last week, DePaul ran its streak to two matches with a sweep of Dartmouth.
Bartosz Jozwiak leads the Blue Demons with an 11-6 singles mark while Matija Palinic follows with 10-4 record. Jozwiak also paces the squad with a 13-5 record in doubles play when partnered with Sven Kasper.
The Blue Demons face their first ranked team of the season in No. 63 Iowa. The Hawkeyes (1-0) recently swept Creighton in their opening weekend of action.
DePaul faces its second Ivy League opponent of the season in No. 73 Princeton (1-0) on Sunday. Prior to the dual the Tigers, who topped then-No.71 Penn State in its only other match of the season, plays at Northwestern on Saturday.
Following this weekend’s matches, the Blue Demons hit the road for matches at Clemson on Feb. 11 and at Furman on Feb. 13.