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Tigers Headed to NCAC Men's Title Match

April 27, 2013

Oberlin, Ohio - Second-seeded DePauw extended its win streak to a season-long six matches and advanced to the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship match following a 5-3 semifinal win over third-seed Denison.

The Tigers improved to 10-12, while the Big Red dropped to 11-7. DePauw faces second-ranked Kenyon in tomorrow's 3 p.m. title match.

DePauw swept the doubles play as the number-one tandem of Sam Miles and Ben Kopecky defeated Denison's Grant Veltman and Shankar Rajupet 8-3.

The second doubles duo of David Moss and Reid Garlock beat Andrew Marczak and Casey Cempre 9-8 and 14-12 in the tiebreaker, while Andrew Kahn and Eric Vannatta took an 8-5 victory over Jeffrey LoDuca and Jackson O'GormanBean at the third spot.

Kopecky topped Veltman 7-5, 6-1 at number-two singles before Kahn wrapped up the match at fifth singles with a 6-3, 7-5 triumph over Graham Gettel.

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Denison vs DePauw University
4/27/2013 at Oberlin, Ohio
(Don Hunsinger Courts)

DePauw University 5, Denison 3

 Singles competition 
1. Casey Cempre (DENM) def. Sam Miles (DPU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Ben Kopecky (DPU) def. Grant Veltman (DENM) 7-5, 6-1
3. Andrew Marczak (DENM) def. David Moss (DPU) 6-1, 9-8 (11-9)
4. Shankar Rajupet (DENM) def. Reid Garlock (DPU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Andrew Kahn (DPU) def. Graham Gettel (DENM) 6-3, 7-5
6. Eric Vannatta (DPU) vs. Jeffrey LoDuca (DENM) unfinished

 Doubles competition 
1. Sam Miles/Ben Kopecky (DPU) def. Grant Veltman/Shankar Rajupet (DENM) 8-3
2. David Moss/Reid Garlock (DPU) def. Andrew Marczak/Casey Cempre (DENM) 9-8 (14-12)
3. Andrew Kahn/Eric Vannatta (DPU) def. Jeffrey LoDuca/Jackson O'GormanBean (DENM) 8-5

Match Notes:
Denison 11-7
DePauw University 10-12
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