Marquette Falls 4-2 To DePaul In BIG EAST Championship

May 1, 2011

The Marquette University men's tennis team (14-12) wrapped up its 2010-11 campaign with a 4-2 loss to No. 60 DePaul (18-9) Sunday afternoon on the final day of the 2011 BIG EAST Championship, hosted by Notre Dame.

Marquette, which earned the No. 6 seed in the nine-team field, finished sixth in the final standings. MU opened tourney play with a 4-0 loss to No. 48 USF on Friday before claiming a 4-0 victory over Georgetown on Saturday afternoon at the Leeper Park Tennis Center.

Junior Drake Kakar claimed a win at No. 6 for the second-straight day, downing DePaul's Mathias Hambach 6-4, 6-1. Freshman Dan Mamalat closed the gap to 3-2 with a hard-fought 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 win against DPU's George Chanturia.

The Blue Demons were able to win the doubles point and claim singles decisions at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 to earn the four points necessary for the team victory. In tourney play, once a team collects four points all of the remaining matches remain unfinished. Freshman Logon Collins battled at No. 5, but eventually dropped a 7-6, 7-6 heartbreaker to DePaul senior Bartosz Jozwiak.

DePaul opened the match by claiming the doubles point, posting wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions. Mamalat and sophomore Jose Carlos Gutierrez Crowley claimed a quick 8-2 decision at the No. 2 spot to conclude the year 12-6 as a duo. All of their action as a tandem came during the dual match portion of the season.

The Blue Demons also defeated the Golden Eagles 5-2 on April 16 at Helfaer Tennis Stadium in the regular-season finale.

#60 DePaul 4, Marquette 2
May 01, 2011 at South Bend, Ind. (Leeper Park Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. Sven Kasper (DEP) vs. Jose Carlos Crowley (MU) 4-6, 7-6, unfinished
2. Dan Mamalat (MU) def. George Chanturia (DEP) 6-7, 6-4, 6-4
3. Matija Palinic (DEP) def. Otavio Perim (MU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Filip Dzanko (DEP) def. Thibault Troude (MU) 6-4, 6-4
5. Bartosz Jozwiak (DEP) def. Logon Collins (MU) 7-6, 7-6
6. Drake Kakar (MU) def. Mathias Hambach (DEP) 6-4, 6-1

 

 

 

Doubles competition
1. Bartosz Jozwiak/Sven Kasper (DEP) def. Jonathan Schwerin/Jose Manuel Munoz (MU) 8-4
2. Jose Carlos Crowley/Dan Mamalat (MU) def. Mathias Hambach/Filip Dzanko (DEP) 8-2
3. Ben Hartman/George Chanturia (DEP) def. Otavio Perim/Thibault Troude (MU) 8-4

 

Match Notes
Marquette 14-12
DePaul 18-9; National ranking #60
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (3,6,4,2,5)

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