Men's Tennis Opens Season at Purdue Invite Friday
Sept. 19, 2013
CHICAGO — The DePaul men's tennis team travels to West Lafayette, Ind., this weekend to begin its 2013-14 season.
The Purdue Invitational will begin Friday (Sept. 20) morning at 8 a.m. and conclude Sunday (Sept. 22) afternoon.
Individuals from 20 different schools will compete at the invitational this weekend. The competition is divided into five singles flights (A, B, C, D, E) and two doubles flights (A, B).
David Vieyra and Filip Dzanko will participate in the Flight A Singles bracket for the Blue Demons beginning Friday morning at 9 a.m. Vieyra plays Toledo's Stejepan Sisko in the 9 a.m. match, while Dzanko is matched up against Green Bay's Howard Scott at 11:30 a.m. For Vieyra, a transfer from the University of Alabama, the Purdue Invitational will mark his first matches as a Blue Demon.
In the Flight B Singles bracket, DePaul sophomores Jan-Willem Feilzer and Sten Leusink will open the tournament at 8 a.m. and 12 p.m., respectively. Feilzer will square off against Butler's Sam Oniell and Leusink will play the University of Chicago's Brian Sun.
Sophomore Paul John and junior Adam Reinhart play at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., respectively, in the Flight C Singles pool on Friday morning. John will take on Xavier's Brian Carman, while Reinhart is paired with Arthur Romanet of Bradley.
Making his DePaul debut in the Flight D Singles bracket is freshman Tim Corwin, who will play Marquette's Nick Dykema on Friday morning at 10:30 a.m.
Finally, DePaul sends two doubles teams to West Lafayette this weekend, including Feilzer and John, who received a first round bye and will compete in the second round of the Flight A Doubles pool on Friday evening at 5 p.m. The Blue Demons' other duo is Reinhart and Corwin, who also received a first round bye in the Flight B Doubles bracket.
Every competitor at the event is guaranteed at least two singles and doubles matches in his respective pool.
This is DePaul's fourth consecutive appearance at the Purdue Invitational.