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Men's Tennis Welcomes No. 75 UC Irvine for Weekend Dual
Freshman Sten Leusink is 3-0 in dual matches at the three spot.

Freshman Sten Leusink is 3-0 in dual matches at the three spot.

Feb. 8, 2013

CHICAGO - The DePaul men's tennis team will look to halt a four-match losing skid when it returns home to face No. 75 UC Irvine on Saturday at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness.

First serve is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. CT.

The Blue Demons (1-4) began the year with a home win before dropping some tough matches away from Lincoln Park. DePaul fell three times on the road to open up February play last weekend and will now meet their second ranked opponent of the young season in the Anteaters.

UC Irvine (1-5) was ranked 40th in the preseason ITA poll, but has gotten off to a tough start against a difficult schedule. After dropping a pair of ranked matches to No. 26 San Diego and No. 2 USC, the Anteaters had a breakthrough win against No. 70 Fresno State last Sunday.

UCI has been solid in doubles and features an undefeated freshman duo in Tyler Pham and Jonathan Poon (4-0). The 'Eaters are 10-8 in doubles play to start the year. In singles, UCI is still looking for its first wins at the one and five spots.