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Blue Raiders fall to DePaul

Playing host to Sun Belt Shootout this weekend

March 31, 2011 · MT Athletic Communications
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee fell 7-0 to No. 66 DePaul on Thursday afternoon at Nashboro Village.

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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