Men's Tennis Falls to No. 63 Middle Tennessee State, 5-2
CHICAGO - The DePaul men's tennis team battled with No. 63 Middle Tennessee State but ended with a broken heart as the Blue Raiders won the dual 5-2 on Sunday at the Lakeshore Athletic Club.
The match was highlighted multiple service breaks and long rallies, but the Blue Raiders (1-6) battled and got their first dual victory of the season.
DePaul's Ben Hartman and Bartosz Jozwiak started the dual by taking the No. 1 doubles match from John Peers and Kyle Wishing, 8-6.
With the doubles point still up for grabs the No. 2 and No. 3 matches went back and forth before Victory Melo and Matt Langley handed Alasdair Graetz and Douglas Perrin an 8-6 loss in the No. 2 spot.
Middle Tennessee State clinched doubles point as Richard Cowden and Shaun Waters pushed Vanja Grgec and Mathias Hambach to their brink and took the No. 3 match 9-7.
DePaul (4-6) answered as Perrin and Hambach were triumphant in their singles matches and the Blue Demons forged ahead with a 2-1 advantage. In the No. 6 match, Perrin took a 6-2, 6-2 win from Alex McCann and Hambach topped Langley 6-4, 6-2.
Down 2-1, the Blue Raiders responded and won the top four matches and clinched the dual victory.
The Blue Demons return to action next Friday when they host Toledo, action begins at the corner of Fullerton and Lakewood at 7 p.m.