Men's Tennis Shuts Out Connecticut
CHICAGO The DePaul men’s tennis team cruised to a 7-0 shutout over BIG EAST Conference rival Connecticut on Saturday. The Blue Demons won all three doubles matches before they swept the Huskies in singles play at Lakeshore Athletic Club.
DePaul opened the day with a trio of convincing victories in doubles competition. Junior Austin Doerner and sophomore Alasdair Graetz topped Joe Goldstein and Ben Schueler, 8-3 in the top match, while junior Jose Moncada and freshman Bartosz Jozwiak posted an 8-3 win over Joey Michaels and Christian Malerba at No. 2. Freshmen Adam Williams and Ben Hartman rolled past Tom Cook and Andrew Marcus, 8-1, in the No. 3 match.
The Blue Demons kept up their pace in singles play with victories in all six matches. Doerner recorded a 6-2, 6-1 win over Goldstein at No. 1 and Moncada topped Schueler, 6-1, 6-2 in the No. 2 match. Graetz earned a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Michaels at No. 3 and Jozwiak earned his 10th victory of the spring with a 6-0, 6-0 shutout over Malerba at No. 4.
DePaul completed the sweep as Williams defeated Andrew Ribchinsky, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 6 before Hartman topped Marcus, 6-4, 6-3, in the No. 5 match. With the victory, Hartman improves to 12-1 in dual-season singles play.
The Blue Demons (8-5, 2-0 BIG EAST) return to action tomorrow with a road dual at No. 66 Iowa. First serve is set for 3 p.m. at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex.
Connecticut (1-3, 0-1 BIG EAST)