DePauw Men Finish Third at NCAC Championship

DePauw Men Finish Third at NCAC Championship

April 29, 2012

Gambier/Granville, Ohio - Just one week after defeating #29 Denison, the 30th-ranked Tigers suffered a 5-4 loss to the Big Red in the North Coast Athletic Conference semifinals and, after defeating Wittenberg, 5-0, finished third at the conference tournament.

DePauw held a 2-1 lead after doubles before Denison knotted the match at 4-4 with wins at first, third and fourth singles. The Tigers won the first set at number five singles before the Big Red won the second. DePauw led 5-2 in the third before Denison battled all the way back for a 7-5 win.

The Tigers then traveled to Denison to face Wittenberg in the third-place match. After sweeping doubles DePauw wrapped up the match with wins at first and fifth singles.

DePauw finished the regular season at 17-8.

Denison University vs DePauw University
4/29/2012 at Gambier, OH
(Outdoor Courts)

#29 Denison University 5, #30 DePauw University 4

 Singles competition
1. Tom Cawood (DENM) def. Sam Miles (DPU) 6-3, 6-2
2. Ben Kopecky (DPU) def. Matt McErlean (DENM) 6-1, 6-4
3. Juan Guerra (DENM) def. Michael Rardon (DPU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
4. Casey Cempre (DENM) def. Chris Bertolini (DPU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Tyler Cempre (DENM) def. Eric Hubbard (DPU) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5
6. Noah Swiler (DPU) def. Grant Veltman (DENM) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

 Doubles competition
1. Eric Hubbard/David Moss (DPU) def. Tyler Cempre/Matt McErlean (DENM) 8-5
2. Ben Kopecky/Sam Miles (DPU) def. Tom Cawood/Tim Martin (DENM) 8-4
3. Juan Guerra/Grant Veltman (DENM) def. Michael Rardon/Reid Garlock (DPU) 8-6

Match Notes:
Denison University 15-4; National ranking #29
DePauw University 16-8; National ranking #30
Semifinal Round of the NCAC Championship Tournament


Wittenberg University vs DePauw University
4/29/2012 at Granville, Ohio
(Mitchell Center)

#30 DePauw University 5, Wittenberg University 0

 Singles competition
1. Sam Miles (DPU) def. Ian Steicker (WITM) 6-1, 6-4
2. Ben Kopecky (DPU) vs. Alexey Topolyanskiy (WITM) unfinished
3. Michael Rardon (DPU) vs. Alexa Topolyanskiy (WITM) unfinished
4. Chris Bertolini (DPU) vs. Sam Wilke (WITM) unfinished
5. Eric Hubbard (DPU) def. Sergio Fishkin (WITM) 7-6 (7-3), 6-0
6. David Moss (DPU) vs. Tyler Strong (WITM) unfinished

 Doubles competition
1. Eric Hubbard/David Moss (DPU) def. Sergio Fishkin/Alexa Topolyanskiy (WITM) 8-2
2. Sam Miles/Ben Kopecky (DPU) def. Ian Steicker/Tyler Strong (WITM) 8-4
3. Michael Rardon/Reid Garlock (DPU) def. Sam Wilke/Alexey Topolyanskiy (WITM) 8-4

Match Notes:
Wittenberg University 17-9
DePauw University 17-8; National ranking #30
NCAC Tennis Championship - Third-Place Match
Played at Denison due to time constraints