Men's Tennis Squares Off Against Georgetown in Quarterfinals
April 24, 2014
NEW YORK -- The No. 3 seed DePaul men's tennis team will take on No. 6 seed Georgetown on Friday afternoon in quarterfinal play of the 2014 BIG EAST Tournament.
The meeting will mark the first match between the Blue Demons and Hoyas since February 2008. The match, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. (CST) will take place in Flushing, Queens (N.Y.) at the National Tennis Center.
DePaul went 9-13 overall during the regular season and 2-2 against BIG EAST opponents. Meanwhile, the Hoyas finished 8-12 and 1-1 against BIG EAST teams.
Prior to the 2008 meeting between the two schools, a match that DePaul won, 6-1, in Chicago, the Blue Demons and Hoyas hadn't met since the 2006 BIG EAST Tournament's seventh place match. DePaul won that contest over the Hoyas as well, 4-2.
This year's Blue Demons posted a total of 59 singles wins during the dual season and 28 doubles victories. In conference play, they finished a combined 13-11 in singles play and 5-7 in doubles matches.
Senior Filip Dzanko led DePaul with a 24-10 overall singles mark during the regular season, going 14-6 in dual play. He played all 20 of his dual matches at the No. 1 singles position. In addition, he went 11-5 in dual doubles matches with teammate David Vieyra to pace his team.
Also reaching double digits in wins during the dual singles season were Sten Leusink (10-7) and Joshua Schramm (10-11).
The 2014 BIG EAST Tournament will feature eight teams. The tournament’s top seed is St. John’s, which will face No. 8 seed Villanova in Friday’s quarterfinals. The winner of that match will meet the winner of the tournament’s 4/5 match, which features Xavier (No. 4) and Butler (No. 5).
In the bottom half of the bracket, the winner of the match between the Hoyas and Blue Demons will face either No. 2 Marquette or No. 7 Creighton in Saturday’s semifinals.
Both of Saturday’s (April 26) semifinal matches will be played at 10 a.m. (CST) and Sunday’s (April 27) final is scheduled for 11 a.m. (CST).
Although the BIG EAST will not provide live coverage of the tournament, the conference will provide complete video highlights located at its All-Access and YouTube pages. In addition, fans can follow the action and join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #BIGEASTTennis.
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