March 22, 2008
Chicago, Ill. - Northern Illinois' four-match winning streak came to an end on Saturday afternoon, as the DePaul men's tennis team earned the 5-2 non-conference victory over the Huskies at the Lakeshore Athletic Club.
"We needed to play better to beat a pretty good team like DePaul," NIU head men's tennis coach Pontus Hiort said. "The momentum swung our way a few times in the match and we didn't take advantage of it and it swung back DePaul's way."
With the victory, DePaul improves to 10-6, while the Huskies fall to 6-4.
NIU senior Alex Friesen (Vancouver, British Columbia/Burnaby Central) was the big winner for the Huskies, as he claimed a 6-3, 6-7, 1-0 triumph over Jose Moncada at No. 2 singles. Friesen would later team up with junior Jimmy Chu (Lima, Peru/San Augustin) at No. 2 doubles and pick up the 8-4 win over Moncada and Vanja Grgec.
NIU junior Brian Livingston (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) earned the other win for the Huskies at No. 1 singles with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 win over Austin Doerner.
NIU returns to action on Saturday, March 29, as the Huskies host Southern Illinois for a 1 p.m. (CST) first serve at Gullikson Courts.
DePaul 5, Northern Illinois 2
Chicago, Ill. * Lakeshore Athletic Club
March 22, 2008
No. 1 - Brian Livingston (NIU) def. Austin Doerner (DPU), 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 - Alex Friesen (NIU) def. Jose Moncada (DPU), 6-3, 6-7, 1-0
No. 3 - Vanja Grgec (DPU) def. Adam Ford (NIU), 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 - Alasdair Graetz (DPU) def. Jimmy Chu (NIU), 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
No. 5 - Ben Hartman (DPU) def. Matt Hansen (NIU), 6-3, 6-1
No. 6 - Bartosz Jozwiak (DPU) def. Javier Bernabe (NIU), 6-2, 6-3
No. 1 - Doerner/Graetz (DPU) def. Livingston/Ford (NIU), 8-5
No. 2 - Friesen/Chu (NIU) def. Moncada/Grgec (DPU), 8-4
No. 3 - Hartman/Adam Williams (DPU) def. Hansen/Zegarra-Ballon (NIU), 8-5