DPU men's tennis team earn two more wins

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Senior Sam Miles of DePauw beat UW-Whitewater's Jake Humphries (6-4, 6-3) in singles competiotion. He and teammate senior Ben Kopeck lost in doubles to Byron Balkin and Humphries. They took their match in the doubles competition against Colby College's Carl Reid and Vlad Murad 8-6.The Tigers took the first match against UW-Whitewater 7-2 and they won their second match against Colby 6-3. (Courtesy photo)

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- DePauw improved to 10-3 on the season after defeating 23rd-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater and Colby to finish with a 4-0 mark on the Hilton Head matches Wednesday.

Against Whitewater, the Tigers took a 2-1 lead after doubles with wins at the second and third spots before claiming wins at first, second, fourth, fifth and sixth singles for the 7-2 final. The Warhawks slipped to 12-7 with the defeat.

DePauw topped Colby by a 6-3 count after winning all three doubles matches and the second, fourth and fifth singles contests. Colby dropped to 8-3 with the loss.

The Tigers take on North Carolina Wesleyan on Friday, March 28, as part of the Emory Invitational in Atlanta.

At Hilton Head Island

DePauw 7 UW-Whitewater 2

Singles competition

1. Sam Miles (DPUM) def. Jake Humphreys (UWW) 6-4, 6-2

2. Ben Kopecky (DPUM) def. Ben Shklyar (UWW) 6-1, 6-3

3. Byron Balkin (UWW) def. Patrick Farrell (DPUM) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 1-0 (10-6)

4. Alec Kaczkowski (DPUM) def. R. Rajshekhar Raman (UWW) 6-1, 6-1

5. Chris Bertolini (DPUM) def. Brian Klein (UWW) 6-4, 6-2

6. Matt Santen (DPUM) def. Matt Bisbee (UWW) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles competition

1. Byron Balkin/Jake Humphreys (UWW) def. Sam Miles/Ben Kopecky (DPUM) 8-3

2. Eric Vannatta/Alec Kaczkowski (DPUM) def. Ben Shklyar/Martin Beck (UWW) 8-3

3. Patrick Farrell/Harold Martin (DPUM) def. Kevin Friend/Cam Laktash (UWW) 8-2

DePauw 6 Colby 3

Singles competition

1. Carl Reid (COLBY) def. Sam Miles (DPUM) 6-4, 7-5

2. Ben Kopecky (DPUM) def. Sam Bachelder (COLBY) 6-2, 6-1

3. Vlad Murad (COLBY) def. Patrick Farrell (DPUM) 6-1, 6-4

4. Alec Kaczkowski (DPUM) def. Jack Bryant (COLBY) 6-0, 7-5

5. Chris Bertolini (DPUM) def. Matt Carroll (COLBY) 6-3, 6-2

6. Cameron Hillier (COLBY) def. Matt Santen (DPUM) 6-4, 7-5

Doubles competition

1. Sam Miles/Ben Kopecky (DPUM) def. Carl Reid/Vlad Murad (COLBY) 8-6

2. Eric Vannatta/Alec Kaczkowski (DPUM) def. Jack Bryant/Matt Carroll (COLBY) 8-4

3. Patrick Farrell/Harold Martin (DPUM) def. Luke Martin/Sam Bachelder (COLBY) 8-2

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