Tigers Drop Spring Opener to Fourth-Ranked Bears

Tigers Drop Spring Opener to Fourth-Ranked Bears

February 16, 2014

Elsah, Ill. - In the opening match of the spring season, DePauw's men dropped an 8-1 decision to fourth-ranked Washington University.

Ben Kopecky and Sam Miles pulled off a huge 8-6 win at first singles against the third-ranked tandem of  Ross Putterman and Jeremy Bush. Eric Vannatta and Alex Kaczkowski lost in a tiebreaker at second doubles while Nick Thompson and Patrick Ferrell dropped an 8-6 decision at the third spot.

DePauw lost all six singles matches with only Kaczkowski taking his opponent to a third set.

The Tigers return to action on Thursday, February 20, when they host Olivet Nazarene at 4:30 p.m.


DePauw vs Washington U.
Feb 16, 2014 at Elsah, Ill.

#4 Washington U. 8, DePauw 1

Singles competition
1. Ross Putterman (WASHUM) def. Ben Kopecky (DPUM) 6-4, 6-3
2. #42 John Carswell (WASHUM) def. Sam Miles (DPUM) 6-2, 6-3
3. #26 Jeremy Bush (WASHUM) def. Patrick Farrell (DPUM) 6-1, 6-3
4. Tim Noack (WASHUM) def. Eric Bruynseels (DPUM) 6-3, 6-2
5. Tyler Kratky (WASHUM) def. Nick Thompson (DPUM) 6-4, 6-0
6. Collier Bouchillon (WASHUM) def. Alex Kaczkowski (DPUM) 6-3, 3-6, 11-9

Doubles competition
1. Ben Kopecky/Sam Miles (DPUM) def. #3 Ross Putterman/Jeremy Bush (WASHUM) 8-6
2. John Carswell/Max Franklin (WASHUM) def. Eric Vannatta/Alex Kaczkowski (DPUM) 9-8 (8-6)
3. Jeffrey Hirsh/Tyler Kratky (WASHUM) def. Nick Thompson/Patrick Farrell (DPUM) 8-6

Match Notes:
DePauw 1-1
Washington U. 3-1; National ranking #4