Men's Tennis Hosts IUPUI for Senior Day
April 5, 2013
CHICAGO - DePaul men's tennis looks to continue its success in Lincoln Park against visiting IUPUI as the Blue Demons honor Mathias Hambach, the team's lone senior, on Saturday at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness. First serve is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
Success at home has been a constant this season as DePaul has cobbled a 3-1 mark on its home court, despite a 4-15 overall record.
Junior Filip Dzanko leads the squad with a 15-11 singles mark and has come out a winner in five of his last six outings at the top spot in the order. He will be gunning for his 60th career solo win on Saturday.
In doubles play, Dzanko has also teamed with freshman Sten Leusink to post an impressive 5-1 record in dual matches.
Senior Mathias Hambach
A four year letter-winner, Hambach came to DePaul from Waiblingen, Germany via Salier Gymnasium and made an immediate impact on the program.
As a freshman during the 2009-10 season, he led the Blue Demons with a 22-18 singles record and clinched matches against Old Dominion and archrival Marquette. A two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete, he also won BIG EAST All-Academic Team honors in 2010 and 2011. Over the next three seasons, Hambach compiled 35 more wins and currently holds a 57-65 ledger in singles play as well as a 51-50 mark in pairs.
IUPUI enters the weekend with a 3-15 record and will travel to Lincoln Park following a Friday Summit League meeting with Omaha in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Freshman Jason Jaruvang has led the team with six singles wins in his past seven matches, but the Jaguars had lost narrow contests in each until a 6-1 defeat of Marian University of Wednesday in Indianapolis, Ind.
The Blue Demons play in their final regular season match on Friday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m. CT when they travel to Milwaukee, Wisc. to face Marquette.