Men's Tennis Falls at Drake
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The DePaul men’s tennis team suffered 6-1 loss at Drake on Saturday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.
The Blue Demons (5-7) never recovered from a slow start as Drake swept the doubles matches and took a 1-0 lead into singles play.
Drake (3-4) quickly jumped out to 3-0 lead as it won the number five and three matches.
Vanja Grgec put the Blue Demons on the board in the number six match with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Jean Erasmus.
Bartosz Jozwiak looked to add another DePaul point in the second match after the junior won the first set 6-1 over James McKie. McKie battled and won the next two sets, 6-4, 6-1 to clinch the match for the Bulldogs.
The Blue Demons stay in Iowa and face the 55th ranked Hawkeyes on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Drake 6, DePaul 1
No. 1 Mauricio Ballivian/ James McKie def. Ben Hartman/Jozwiak 8-2
No. 2 Guilherme Marsiglia/ Jonathan Hadash def. Mathias Hambach/Vanja Grgec 8-4
No. 3 Cesar Bracho / Jean Erasmus def. Douglas Perrin/Matija Palinic 8-4
Order of Finsh: 1, 2, 3
No. 1 Mauricio Ballivian def. Matija Palinic 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
No. 2 James McKie def. Bartosz Jozwiak 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
No. 3 Guilherme Marsiglia def. Ben Hartman 6-2, 6-4
No. 4 Cesar Bracho def. Mathias Hambach 6-4, 7-5
No. 5 Jonathan Hadash def. Douglas Perrin 6-2, 6-1
No. 6 Vanja Grgec def. Jean Erasmus 7-5, 6-4
Order of Finish: 5, 3, 6, 2, 4, 1