Men's Tennis

    Indiana Opens Play at Hokie Challenge

    Go Hoosiers! Junior Santiago Gruter defeated the 75th-ranked player in the nation.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Junior Santiago Gruter defeated the 75th-ranked player in the nation.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Jan. 22, 2010

    BLACKSBURG, Va. - Indiana played matches against players from No. 27 Virginia Tech on day one of the Hokie Challenge. The Hoosiers took three singles matches and a doubles match. Leading the way on the day were freshman Alex van Gils, who won in singles and doubles, and junior Santiago Gruter who defeated a ranked foe.

    In flight D, junior Santiago Gruter defeated #75 Patrick Daciek in a three set epic. After falling in the first set, Gruter defeated Daciek in the second by a 6-2 tally. The third set proved to be a tough won. Gruter won in a tiebreaker 7-6 (7).

    In flight G, van Gils defeated Jon Pine in three sets (1-6, 6-4, 6-4). He went on to join fellow freshman Josh MacTaggart in defeating Luca Somen and Corrado Degl' Incerti Tocci by an 8-4 tally.

    Will Kendall also posted a win in flight F. He defeated Zach Pine in straight sets (6-3, 6-4).

    Indiana men's tennis continues action at the Hokie Challenge on Saturday, January 23. For complete coverage of IU men's tennis, stay tuned to

    Flight A Singles
    Yoann Re (Virginia Tech, 1-0) vs. Jeremy Langer (Indiana, 0-1) 6-1, 6-3
    Flight B Singles
    Luke Somen (Virginia Tech, 1-0) def. Josh MacTaggart (Indiana, 0-1) 6-3, 7-5
    Flight C Singles
    Corrado Degl' Incerti Tocci (Virginia Tech, 1-0) def. Maxime Armengaud (Indiana, 0-1) 6-3, 6-3
    Flight D Singles
    Santiago Gruter (Indiana, 1-0) def. #75 Patrick Daciek (Virginia Tech, 0-1) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7)
    Flight E Singles
    Will Beck (Virginia Tech, 1-0) def. Isade Juneau (Indiana, 0-1) 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-3
    Flight F Singles
    Will Kendall (Indiana, 1-0) def. Zach Pine (Virginia Tech, 0-1) 6-3, 6-4
    Flight G Singles
    Alexander van Gils (Indiana, 1-0) def. Jon Pine (Virginia Tech, 0-1) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
    Flight H Singles
    Trpimir Kujundzic (Virginia Tech, 1-0) def. Stephen Vogl (Indiana, 0-1) 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
    Flight A Doubles
    Will Beck/Patrick Daciek (Virginia Tech, 1-0) def. Will Kendall/Stephen Vogl (Indiana, 0-1) 8-6
    Flight B Doubles
    Sebastien Jacques/Yoann Re (Virginia Tech, 1-0) def. Isade Juneau/Jeremy Langer (Indiana, 0-1) 8-6
    Flight C Doubles
    Alex Van Gils/Josh MacTaggart (Indiana, 1-0) def. Luca Somen/Corrado Degl' Incerti Tocci (Virginia Tech, 0-1) 8-4
    Flight D Doubles
    Trpimir Kujundzic/Zach Pine (School, 1-0) def. Maxime Armengaud/Santiago Gruter (Indiana, 0-1) 8-5




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