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Men's Tennis Collects 10 Wins at the Wildcat Invitational



EVANSTON, Ill. - The DePaul men's tennis team had an outstanding showing in day one of the Wildcat Invitational at Northwestern's Combe Indoor Tennis Center. The tournament was moved indoors midday because of rain in the Evanston area.

The morning saw the Blue Demons win seven of their eight singles matches while the afternoon saw DePaul win three of its four doubles matches for a double-digit win total. 

In the A flight, Bartosz Jozwiak defeated Reinoud Haal from Iowa, 3-6, 7-5, 10-5 while Ben Hartman topped Eric Spector 6-4, 7-5 from Northwestern to both stay on the winner's side of the bracket. 

The Blue Demons went 1-1 in the B flight as Vanja Grgec defeated Simon Blomberg 2-6, 7-6, 10-4 while Alasdair Graetz dropped a heartbreaking three-set match 1-6, 7-6, 10-4 to James McKie  from Drake.

In the C flight both Matija Palinic and Douglas Perrin walked away winners.  Palinic topped Zane Smith from Ball State 6-4, 1-6, 10-3 while Perrin took a 6-3, 6-1 match from Toledo's, Leonardo Henriques.

DePaul's Mathias Hambach and Jon Polanec dominated the D flight with a pair of straight set victories.  Hamback topped Ryan Drake 6-3, 6-2, while Polanec defeated Toledo's Terrance Weigand, 6-4, 7-5.

The Blue Demons continued to collect victories in doubles action. Jozwiak and Hartman sustained their unbeaten record with an 8-6 win over Ball State's Andres Monroy and Smith in the A Flight.  Palinic and Perrin stumbled in their A flight match against Northwestern's Spector and Andrew McCarthy and dropped their match 8-6.

DePaul concluded Friday's play with a pair of wins in the doubles B Flight. Graetz and Polanec topped Thomas Wilson and Matt Manasse from Purdue 8-4. Grgec and Hambach rounded out the day with an 8-5 win over the mixed doubles pair of Varun Chari from Wisconsin and Marquette's Jose Manuel Munoz.

Play resumes on Saturday with singles action in the morning and double's play beginning in the afternoon.