DePaul Men's Tennis to Start Fall Season in Milwaukee
Sept. 13, 2012
CHICAGO - The DePaul men's tennis team begins its first action of the fall this weekend at the 37th annual Milwaukee Tennis Classic sponsored by Marquette University and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Marquette will have teams competing on both the men's and women's side, while six other schools are sending teams to the event. Along with the Golden Eagles, DePaul will be contending with squads from Ball State and Wisconsin throughout the weekend.
It will be the Blue Demons' first match play of the fall, and will give head coach Matt Brothers the opportunity to see many newcomers in collegiate competition for the first time. Freshmen Jan-Willem Feilzer, Paul John, Kyle Johnson and Sten Leusink will all be making their DePaul debuts.
Returners Mathias Hambach (Sr.), Filip Dzanko (Jr.) and Adam Reinhart (So.) all bring considerable match experience, but it will be an important weekend to gauge the progress of the young team as Brothers enters his sixth season with the program.
Format and Scoring
The format is a round-robin series in both singles and doubles. Each round will consist of three doubles matches followed by six singles matches.
The winners of a No. 1 doubles match will be awarded three points. The winners of a No. 2 doubles match will earn two points, while the winners of a No. 3 doubles match will earn one point.
The winner of a No. 1 singles match will be awarded six points; winners of a No. 2 singles match will be awarded five points, with four points going to the victors in No. 3 singles matches, et al.
The player to accumulate the most points in singles will be declared the tournament singles champion. The pairs who accumulate the most points in doubles competition will be declared the tournament doubles champions. Sportsmanship trophies also will be awarded to a male player and a female player.
Location of Matches
All matches will be played at the Town Club. In case of rain, singles matches will be moved to Marquette University's Helfaer Tennis Stadium & Recreation Center at 525 N.16th St.
Doubles would be moved to Le Club, 2001 W. Good Hope Road, Glendale.