Thursday, February 28, 2008

Match Preview: #12 DePauw vs. #19 Kalamazoo (March 2)

Kalamazoo has had a mixed start to a rebuilding season and DePauw is recently recovering from a 7th place showing at the national indoors. DePauw finished last year as the 6th ranked team in the country, but they will need to step it up if they want to get back into the top 8. This match could be a turning point for both teams' season. If Kalamazoo can pull this upset, they could gain confidence and continue their winning ways. If DePauw can win convincingly, they also can gain confidence going into some more difficult matches. Kalamazoo's strength is their doubles where they could have the edge, but DePauw is more solid throughout singles. Expect a fairly east win for DePauw.

Probable Starters:
1. #12 Keith/Swanson (D) vs. Brown/Jadun (K)
2. Heck/Sandager (D) vs. Wise/Boyd (K)
3. Schouweiler/Nash (D) vs. Unger/Hubbard (K)

1. #17 Kortney Keith (D) vs. Jason Brown (K)
2. Scott Swanson (D) vs. Cyrus Jadun (K)
3. #23 Bryan Heck (D) vs. Matt Wise (K)
4. Hunter Schouweiler (D) vs. Tim Hubbard (K)
5. Scott Sauer (D) vs. Patrick Boyd (K)
6. Will Gates (D) vs. Josh Rinaldi (K)