Men's Tennis Drops Match To Central Florida
ORLANDO (Apr. 3) - The DePaul men's tennis team lost to a ranked team for the fifth time this season as they dropped a 4-2 match with no. 58 Central Florida March 30.
DePaul grabbed the doubles point taking two of the three matches to pull out to an early 1-0 lead. Jevgenij Cariov and Andy Michael dismissed UCF's freshman duo of Gabriel Strangberg and Catalin Bradu 8-2 at No. 2 and Sanjay Jeram and Dan Bennett beat Ryan Winter and Johan Westin 8-6 at No. 3.
Michael delivered the Blue Demons their second point of the day by beating Adam Kanaan 6-1, 6-2, at no. 6.
Unfortunately, that was all DePaul could muster as the Golden Knights claimed wins from no. 2 through no. 5 singles. Two matches were still underway when the meet was called. Maciek Jozwiak and Robert Kurek did not finish their doubles match due to DePaul winning at two and three and 87th ranked Jevgenij Cariov saw his singles match suspended as he trailed 6-4, 1-4.
DePaul dipped below .500 with the loss with its record now at 6-7. The team will next play this Friday when it hosts conference rival Marquette.
#58 Central Florida wins 4-2