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Men's Tennis Looks to Stay Perfect in Lincoln Park, Hosts Toledo
Junior Filip Dzanko is coming off an undefeated weekend in singles and doubles.

Junior Filip Dzanko is coming off an undefeated weekend in singles and doubles.

Feb. 15, 2013

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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.