Blue Demons and Irish tangle at 3 p.m. on Wednesday
April 3, 2012
CHICAGO – The DePaul men’s tennis team plays its first of two BIG EAST Conference duals this season when it travels to No. 41 Notre Dame for a 3 p.m. (CT) dual with the Irish at the Eck Tennis Pavilion on Wednesday. Live stats are available for Wednesday’s dual.
The Blue Demons (11-12) travel to Indiana after a fourth place finish at the Sun Belt Shootout last weekend. DePaul played two ranked teams and finished the tournament with a 1-2 record. The Blue Demons defeated Florida Atlantic but fell No. 57 South Alabama and No. 71 Georgia State in tightly contested duals.
DePaul has combined for a 116-95 mark in singles this season. Filip Dzanko and George Chanturia have both eclipsed the 20-win mark with Dzanko leading the charge with his 27-8 record. Dzanko boasts a 13-3 record in the top singles spot while Chanturia is 13-10 in duals this season.
Notre Dame (14-7) is the 12th ranked team the Blue Demons have faced this season and the third in three matches.
The Irish have won their last two matches and are 10-2 in home duals this season. Notre Dame is paced by No. 52 Greg Andrews in singles. Andrews boasts a 27-8 record and is 8-2 in his last 10 matches.
DePaul returns to Lakeshore Sport and Fitness on April 14 when its host Marquette on Senior Day. The first serve is scheduled for 5 p.m.