Blue Raiders fall to DePaul
Playing host to Sun Belt Shootout this weekendMarch 31, 2011 · MT Athletic Communications
DePaul won the doubles point taking two of the three doubles matches to begin play. Senior Kyle Wishing and freshman Elliot Barnwell opened play with their 8-3 win over George Chanturia and Matija Palinic at No. 2 doubles.
The Blue Demons won No. 3 doubles 8-3 as Ben Hartman and Felip Dzanko defeated junior Matthew Langley and Dimitri Pippos. Drake took the point as Seven Kasper and Bartosz Jozwiak defeated sophomore Shuan Waters and freshman Ben Davis 8-3.
Hartman defeated Barnwell 6-4, 6-2 at No. 4 singles to give the Blue Demons a 2-0 lead in the match. Then Chanturia took the DePaul lead out to three with his 8-6, 6-4 win over Davis.
The Blue Demons took the match win as Kasper defeated Waters in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 at No. 1 singles.
Rounding out play for the Blue Raiders were Langley, Pippos and Wishing. Langley won his first set 6-3 but lost the next two by scores of 8-6, 6-4 as Palinic took the win. Pippos fell 6-4, 6-3 to Jozwiak and Wishing lost in straight sets 6-4, 6-1 to Dzanko.
The Blue Raiders will be back in action this weekend as they host the Sun Belt Shootout. Middle Tennessee will open the tournament with Memphis at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 2 at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center.
Complete Results Singles 1. Seven Kasper (DEPAUL) def. Shaun Waters (MT) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 2. George Chanturia (DEPAUL) def. Ben Davis (MT) 8-6, 6-4 3. Matija Palinic (DEPAUL) def. Matthew Langley (MT) 3-6, 8-6, 6-4 4. Ben Hartman (DEPAUL) def. Elliot Barnwell (MT) 6-4, 6-2 5. Bartosz Jozwiak (DEPAUL) def. Dimitri Pippos (MT) 6-4, 6-3 6. Filip Dzanko (DEPAUL) def. Kyle Wishing (MT) 6-4, 6-1
Doubles 1. Seven Kasper/Bartosz Jozwiak (DEPAUL) def. Ben Davis/Shaun Waters (MT) 8-4 2. Kyle Wishing/Elliot Barnwell (MT) def. George Chanturia/Matija Palinic (DEPAUL) 8-3 3. Ben Hartman/Filip Dzanko (DEPAUL) def. Matthew Langley/Dimitri Pippos (MT) 8-3
Match Notes: DePaul 12-7; National ranking #66 Middle Tennessee 7-9 Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (4,2,1,3,5,6)
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