The Blue Demons play Middle Tennessee State and participate in the Sun Belt Shootout this week
March 30, 2011
Weekly Men's Tennis Release
Sun Belt Shootout Bracket
CHICAGO - The No. 66 DePaul men's tennis team travels to Murfreesboro, Tennessee this week for four matches. The Blue Demons play a dual with Middle Tennessee State on Thursday before joining the eight-team field in the Sun Belt Shootout over the weekend. All matches will be played at Middle Tennessee State's Buck Bouldin Tennis Center.
DePaul and Blue Raiders tangle on March 31 at 2 p.m. while the Sun Belt Shootout begins on Saturday with top-seeded Blue Demons tangling with Troy in the opening round at 9 a.m. The winners advance to the semifinals at 3 p.m. and will play either Middle Tennessee State or Memphis.
The bottom half of the Sun Belt Shootout field includes Denver, Louisiana-Lafayette, South Alabama and Florida Atlantic.
DePaul (11-7) is looking to get back on track after dropping its last four matches - three of those losses came at the hands of ranked opponent.
The Blue Demons are led by seniors Ben Hartman and Bartosz Jozwiak who both have 17 wins in singles action. Hartman is 17-10 and has won his last two matches and is 6-0 in the number five spot this season.
Both seniors are looking to reach 75 career singles wins this week. Hartman enters Thursday's match with a 72-53 singles mark while Jozwiak is 74-52 all-time.
On the doubles courts, Sven Kasper and Jozwiak look for their 20th win of season. The pair enters the weekend with a 19-10 mark and has won four of its last six matches.
Following this week's matches, DePaul closes out the regular season at Marquette on April 16 before competing at the BIG EAST Championship, April 28-May 1.