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NCAA decision gives spring sports athletes extra opportunity

DePaul golfer Charlie Spencer-White.

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 6, 2020

DePaul spring sports athletes had to cope with the quick news that they would not be playing another second of their still-young seasons in mid-March, when the Big East shut down all spring sports competition due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s golf, and men’s and women’s tra...

Big East to cancel all spring sports competition

Big East conference logo displayed in place of the DePaul Athletics logo underneath the jumbotron for the Big East Championship at Wintrust Arena.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

The Big East athletic conference is canceling all spring sports for the remainder of the season, they announced in a press release on Thursday afternoon. This decision to cancel comes after the NCAA made the decision earlier to cancel its spring and winter championships.  Earlier today, the Big East men’s basketba...

Women’s tennis overcome hurdles to win Big East Tournament

Three DePaul women's tennis players celebrate together after winning the Big East Tournament on April 22 in South Carolina. DePaul defeated Xavier 4-3 in the finals.

Joshua Gurevich, Assistant Sports Editor

April 29, 2019

The DePaul Women’s tennis team has had a tumultuous season filled with injuries and close calls. The Blue Demons have had stretches where they were unable to have a full team fit to play some of their matches. It all started in early November, when Serbian freshman Hristina Djokic got hurt at the...

Blue Demon tennis places six on All-Big East teams

Netherlands native Boris Spanjaard. 
(Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

May 7, 2018

It was raining down All-Big East honors in Chicago Monday. The Big East Conference announced their All-Big East teams for this season and between the men's and women's tennis programs, the Blue Demons placed six athletes on that list. On the women's side, seniors Keisha Clousing and Patricia Lancranjan...

Blue Demon tennis athletes earn Big East accolades

Netherlands native Boris Spanjaard. 
(Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Paul Steenos

April 25, 2018

In the final week of the regular season, a pair of Blue Demon tennis players earned Big East Player of the Week honors. On the women's side, Blue Demon senior Patricia Lancranjan led a finally healthy women's squad to a perfect 2-0 week with wins against conference rivals Marquette on Saturday in...

Casati honored as athlete of the week

Casati honored as athlete of the week

Paul Steeno

April 19, 2018

Spearheading a 2-0 week for the DePaul Blue Demon men's tennis team has earned DePaul sophomore Christopher Casati the first Big East Athlete of the Week accolade of his collegiate career. With the score knotted at three apiece against Butler University last Friday, the Deerfield, Ill. native squeaked...

Men’s tennis looks to rebound after slow start

Netherlands native Boris Spanjaard. 
(Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018

In a season that began with nine consecutive matches on the road, the men’s tennis team has had nothing less of a steady season. Despite having dropped four of their last six matches, the Blue Demons (12-8, 1-0 Big East) believe that they still have a lot left in the tank and refuse to let down hea...

Political tensions don’t deter international tennis players

Political tensions don’t deter international tennis players

Shirui Ji

April 9, 2017

Currently having four international students in the 10-member team, DePaul men’s tennis obtains both cultural variety and athletic honors. Nathan de Veer, a student-athlete from Netherlands, has been named Big East Men’s Tennis “Athlete of the Week” twice, in January and February. Read More &raqu...

Men’s tennis moves to 6-0

Men’s tennis moves to 6-0

Garret Neal

February 12, 2017

The DePaul Blue Demons took down the Lewis Flyers 5-2 for their sixth straight victory.  Read More »...

Young men’s tennis team takes the court

Young men's tennis team takes the court

Garret Neal

January 22, 2017

The Blue Demons men’s tennis squad is starting up another season, and is naturally going into the year looking to come in first in the Big East. However, when talking to 10th year coach Matt Brothers he said he likes to look at the process of getting better rather than just one end goal. Read More &r...

Women’s tennis players to play in postseason tournament

Women's tennis players to play in postseason tournament

Zachary Holden

May 22, 2016

Coming off a disappointing loss in the Big East Championship on May 1, Yuliya Shupenia and Rebeca Mitrea were unsure if their season was over or not. The DePaul women’s tennis team as a whole didn’t qualify for the NCAA Division I Tennis Championship, but there was a chance for the pair to qualif...

Men’s tennis dispatches of Xavier

Men's tennis dispatches of Xavier

Melanie Schumilas

April 10, 2016

The DePaul men’s tennis team remained undefeated in Big East conference play with a 4-3 win over Xavier University on Friday evening at Lakeshore Sport and Fitness Club. It was the team’s sixth consecutive win against its conference rival. Read More »...

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