Men's Tennis Home to Face Butler on Saturday
April 13, 2018
CHICAGO – After a week off, DePaul men’s tennis heads into the home stretch of its BIG EAST and dual-match season with its final three matchups beginning with Saturday’s showdown against Butler.
That will take place at 3:15 p.m. at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness. On Sunday, coach Matt Brothers’ team is back on its home court to face New Mexico State at 1:15 p.m. DePaul concludes the dual season with a BIG EAST showdown against Marquette on April 21 at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness.
The Blue Demons are 12-9 in the dual season and 1-1 in the BIG EAST. They topped Creighton 4-3 and fell to Xavier by the same score.
Competing primarily at No. 6 singles, Luuk Wassenaar heads into the weekend with a team-leading 11-4 mark in the spring season and 14-8 overall.
No. 2 singles player Boris Spanjaard is 11-10 this spring and 19-15 overall. Christopher Casati has played mostly at the No. 4 and No. 5 spots with an 8-7 dual record and 13-12 overall. Primarily splitting time between No. 5 and No. 6, Tripp Tuff is 7-6 in dual matches and 12-9 overall.
Tuff and Conor O’Meara have been the most successful doubles combination with a dual mark of 9-4 and 12-4 overall. In dual matches, they are 7-2 at No. 3 doubles and 2-2 in the second slot.
Butler enters the weekend sporting a 13-4 overall record and 1-0 in conference with a 6-1 win over Villanova. The Bulldogs have a BIG EAST match on Friday at Marquette.
DePaul and Butler have faced six common opponents. Both teams defeated Youngstown State, Valparaiso and Green Bay and both lost to Southern Mississippi. The Blue Demons beat Purdue 4-2 and Butler lost by the same score. The Bulldogs topped Cleveland State 5-2 and DePaul lost 6-1.
New Mexico State (12-6) has won three in a row and leads the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) at 3-0. The Aggies have conference matches Friday (UMKC) and Saturday (Grand Canyon) before taking on DePaul.
The Blue Demons faced New Mexico State on March 2 at the H-E-B Tournament of Champions in Corpus Christi, Texas. DePaul won the doubles point and Spanjaard won his match at No. 2 singles before the Aggies prevailed 4-2.
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