Men's Tennis Looks to Stay Perfect in Lincoln Park, Hosts Toledo
Feb. 15, 2013
CHICAGO - Looking to build momentum and stay perfect at home, DePaul men's tennis welcomes Toledo for a Saturday evening tilt at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness. First serve with the Rockets is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. CT.
The Blue Demons (2-4) are coming off a resounding 7-0 sweep of then-No. 75 UC Irvine last Saturday and have also defeated local rival, UIC, at home by a score of 5-2.
Number one, junior Filip Dzanko, leads the Blue Demons and stands 3-3 overall in singles play but is coming off a solid weekend including a straight set singles win, 6-2, 6-1, over the Anteaters' Ryan Cheung and a first doubles victory with partner Mathias Hambach.
Freshman Sten Leusink is off to a remarkable start as well for DePaul, putting up a 4-2 singles record in dual match play (including a perfect 3-0 mark at third singles). Leusink picked up the first ranked win of his career on January 19, knocking off Purdue's Diego Acosta (No. 118) in a grind of a match, 7-6, 6-7, 10-8.
A big key to the match will be the doubles point, as DePaul holds a 2-1 record when snagging the first point of the match.
Scouting the Rockets
Toledo (9-5) has won back-to-back home matches, beating Ferris State and Wayne State last Friday, and has won four of its past five overall. Prior to coming to Lincoln Park, the Rockets will play a pair of matches today against Western Illinois and Bradley.
The two teams share one common opponent, Purdue, which swept Toledo 7-0 on January 12 in West Lafayette, Ind. The Boilermakers also defeated DePaul, but the match was a nail-biter, 4-3, on Purdue's home court a week later.