Hoosiers Sweep DePauw, Eastern Kentucky
Feb. 15, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana men's tennis team returned from a 14 day layoff from competition to sweep DePauw and Eastern Kentucky, both 7-0, on Thursday, Feb. 16.
Indiana (8-1) was originally scheduled to play DePaul, but that match was rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 28, due to the weather.
DePauw, ranked No. 6 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III poll, took several games of each set. At No. 1 singles, senior David Bubenicek, ranked at No. 48 by the ITA, defeated Evan Webeler, 6-4, 6-3. Webeler is ranked No. 7 in Division III. Senior Arnaud Roussel also had a tough win at No. 4, defeating Jeff Zanchelli, 6-4, 7-5.
"DePauw played well today, so we got some good work done there," head coach Ken Hydinger said. "They hit the ball solid and played smart."
Against Eastern Kentucky, No. 63 Indiana won a tough doubles point to gain momentum going into singles. At No. 1, Bubenicek and junior Dara McLoughlin, who played strong in doubles in the fall together, defeated Lars Gratzki and Chad Becker, 8-6. Roussel and sophomore Mak Kendall also won at No. 3, 8-4, against Mario Simic and Frederico Goncalves.
"I think Eastern Kentucky will challenge for the Ohio Valley Conference title this year," Hydinger said. "They have good talent at the top.
"We were faced with a situation today where we were playing without Thomas Richter, who has been playing strong in singles and doubles for us. We tried some new things at No. 2 and 3 doubles, and we made a good effort with that."
The Hoosiers return to action on Thursday, Feb. 22, as they take on No. 34 Kentucky at 5 p.m. in Lexington.
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