Knights Dominate DePaul

March 27, 2010

By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - On beautiful Saturday afternoon at the UCF Tennis Complex, the UCF men's tennis team dominated DePaul, recording a 7-0 sweep. UCF improved to 9-5 with the victory.

Head coach Bobby Cashman's Knights began the contest by taking all three doubles matches to claim the first point of the day, and then won all six singles tilts against the Blue Demons (6-14).

The contest concluded a five-match homestand for the Knights.

"DePaul is a dangerous team, but we did a tremendous job at every single position today," Cashman said. "We have been working to improve as a team in each match that we play and we really showed that this afternoon. We have built some good momentum in the last few matches and we are going to work to keep that going out west next week."

At the No. 1 singles spot, senior Brock Sakey (Gulf Breeze, Fla.) handled Bartosz Jozwiak, 7-5, 6-4. Senior Marc Rocafort (Barcelona, Spain), who usually plays at the top spot for the Knights, moved to No. 2 and topped Matija Palinic, 6-2, 7-5. Against Douglas Perrin at No. 6, senior Johan Beigart (Vaxjo, Sweden) won 6-2, 6-1.

Junior Blaze Schwartz (Pensacola, Fla.) had no trouble with Alasdair Graetz at No. 3. Schwartz was a 6-3, 6-1 winner. Sophomore Claudio Romano (Valencia, Venezuela) and freshman Nino Hasandedic (Munich, Germany) also recorded wins for the hosts.

At No. 1 doubles, Rocafort and Schwartz improved to 11-3 this spring with an 8-4 triumph over Vania Grgec and Mathias Hambach.

UCF will now head to Oklahoma next week for three matches. The stretch begins Thursday at No. 44 Oklahoma State.

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UCF 7, DePaul 0

Singles Competition
1. Brock Sakey (UCF) def. Bartosz Jozwiak (DEP) 7-5, 6-4
2. Marc Rocafort (UCF) def. Matija Palinic (DEP) 6-2, 7-5
3. Blaze Schwartz (UCF) def. Alasdair Graetz (DEP) 6-3, 6-1
4. Claudio Romano (UCF) def. Mathias Hambach (DEP) 7-6 (1), 6-1
5. Nino Hasandedic (UCF) def. Vanja Grgec (DEP) 6-1, 6-2
6. Johan Beigart (UCF) def. Douglas Perrin (DEP) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles Competition
1. Rocafort/Schwartz (UCF) def. Grgec/Hambach (DEP) 8-4
2. Delinks/Beigart (UCF) def. Perrin/Graetz (DEP) 8-4
3. Dolgovykh/Sakey (UCF) def. Jozwiak/Palinic (DEP) 9-8 (6)