Men's Tennis Opens C-USA Championship With A Win
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Seventh-seeded DePaul shut out tenth-seeded Saint Louis 4-0 Thursday at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center in the first round of the Conference USA Men's Tennis Championship.
DePaul took the doubles point, but it came down to the Blue Demon's Dan Bennett and Jevgenij Cariov's 9-8 (7-4) win over Tom deLarzac and Taylor Curran. DePaul's Robert Kotroczo and Sam Davidson defeated Thomas Kwong and Sanjeev Paramanathan 8-6 at No. 3. Saint Louis evened the doubles tally when Ikaika Jobe and Lance Vodicka topped Robert Kurek and Andy Michael 8-1 at the top seed.
In singles action, Kurek edged DeLarzac 7-5, 7-5 at No. 3; Bennett topped Thomas Kwong 6-3, 6-0 at No. 4; Kotroczo defeated Curran 6-2, 6-2 at the five-spot.
DePaul will play No. 2 seed Tulane Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. Saint Louis will face East Carolina Friday at Seneca Park at noon.
(7) DePaul 4 – (10) Saint Louis 0
1. Jevgenij Cariov (DPU) vs. Ikaika Jobe (SLU) 7-6, 0-1 (DNF)
2. Andy Michael (DPU) vs. Lance Vodicka (SLU) 6-1, 6-6 (DNF)
3. Robert Kurek (DPU) d. Tom deLarzac (SLU) 7-5, 7-5
4. Dan Bennett (DPU) d. Thomas Kwong (SLU) 6-3, 6-0
5. Robert Kotroczo (DPU) d. Taylor Curran (SLU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Sam Davidson (DPU) vs. Sanjeev Paramanathan (SLU) 6-4, 2-2 (DNF)
1. Jobe/Vodicka (SLU) d. Kurek/Michael (DPU) 8-1
2. Bennett/Cariov (DPU) d. deLarzac/Curran (SLU) 9-8(7-4)
3. Kotroczo/Davidson (DPU) d. Kwong Paramanathan (DPU) 8-6