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The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Vito Tonejc, DePaul tennis junior, swings into the ball in a win over Butler on April 11.

Men’s tennis strikes date with No. 8 Kentucky in NCAA Tournament

Joshua M. Hicks, Sports Editor May 3, 2022

The DePaul’s men’s tennis team continues its journey later this week, striking a date with No. 8 Kentucky in Lexington on Friday for their first round opponent in the NCAA Tournament. This will be...

Tripp Tuff swings into a ball against Xavier on Saturday.

Men’s Tennis goes back to back at Big East championship

Joshua M. Hicks, Assistant Sports Editor April 24, 2022

The DePaul men’s tennis team had an up and down season, finishing the regular season with an even .500 record at 12-12. But under the leadership of head coach Matt Brothers, the team has surged with...

Vito Tonejc, DePaul tennis junior, swings into the ball in a win over Butler on April 11.

DePaul men’s tennis records big win against Xavier on Senior Day

Joshua M. Hicks, Assistant Sports Editor April 17, 2022

The seniors shined bright on Senior Day, helping DePaul finish the regular season with a bang as the men’s tennis team defeated Xavier — one of the three undefeated teams in conference play — 6-1....

DePaul graduate student Marija Jovicic following through on a swing.

‘One match at a time’: Men’s and women’s tennis gear up for spring matches

Brandon Tejeras, Contributing Writer March 13, 2022

As the snow thaws and Spring draws nearer, DePaul men’s and women’s tennis teams are hungry for wins to propel themselves into the Big East Conference this April. The women started a two week break...

Vito Tonejc hits the tennis ball during a tennis match.

A young DePaul men’s tennis team is ready to take on the winter-spring season

Darcy Waskiewicz, Sports Editor January 19, 2022

Two and a half months have passed since the DePaul men’s tennis team closed out their fall season at the International Midwest Regionals in October. This weekend, the team is back and ready to open their...

Vito Tonejc returns a backhand. Steve Woltmann/DePaul Athletics

Vito Tonejc demonstrates leadership during recent success

Joshua M. Hicks, Assistant Sports Editor October 31, 2021

Vito Tonejc was four-years-old when he was introduced to tennis thanks to his dad — who is a tennis coach. As he got older, he was playing at a tournament in Croatia and the previous women’s tennis...

DePaul senior Luke Wassenaar gets ready to hit the tennis ball during a match against Illinois on Friday. The Blue Demons lost 4-1 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

DePaul men’s tennis loses 4-1 to Illinois in first round of NCAA Tournament

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor May 9, 2021

The DePaul men’s tennis team lost to University of Illinois, 4-1, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.  The Blue Demons were making their first ever appearance in the tournament,...

DePaul junior Vito Tonejc fists pumps after winning a point during the 2021 Big East Tournament.

Men’s tennis overcomes hurdles to achieve program’s best-ever season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor May 9, 2021

Over a year ago, college athletes in spring sports had their seasons cut short because of growing concerns surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. For those seniors, at the time, it seemed like the end of their...

DePaul junior Vito Tonejc won his doubles and singles match during the semifinals on Sunday.

DePaul men’s tennis will face Illinois in first round of NCAA Tournament

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor May 3, 2021

A week after winning the school’s first Big East men’s tennis title, DePaul now knows its opponent in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.  The Blue Demons will travel to Champaign to face No....

 The DePaul mens tennis team celebrates together after winning the Big East Tournament April 26.

Four years in the making, DePaul men’s tennis gets across through the finishing line to secure first Big East championship

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor May 2, 2021

DePaul had a pretty comfortable path to the Big East men’s tennis championship game last week, defeating Georgetown 4-0 in the first round and Butler 5-0 in the semifinals.  Everything was falling...

DePaul junior Vito Tonejc won his doubles and singles match during the semifinals on Sunday.

DePaul men’s tennis wins first Big East title, secures berth to NCAA Tournament

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor April 26, 2021

The DePaul men’s tennis program has had some close calls previously in the Big East Tournament. The Blue Demons have come close to winning the championship game three separate times, but they failed...

DePaul junior Vito Tonejc won his doubles and singles match during the semifinals on Sunday.

DePaul men’s tennis defeats Butler in semifinals, will look to win first Big East championship

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor April 25, 2021

The DePaul men’s tennis team is still searching for its first ever Big East championship.  On Monday, the Blue Demons will get their fourth chance to win that elusive first title in program history....

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