No. 60 Hoosiers Blow Past Racers, 7-0
Feb. 18, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 60 Indiana men's tennis team recorded its fifth win of the season over Murray State, 7-0, on Feb. 18. The Hoosiers took control from the start of the match as they won all three doubles matches and proceeded to take all singles matches to sweep the Racers. The win improves Indiana to 5-2 overall and stayed perfect at home with a 5-0 record, while the Racers fell to 1-2.
The win moved IU head coach Ken Hydinger record to 298-217-1 and only two wins shy of eclipsing the 300 victories mark at IU. Hydinger is attempting to become only the eighth head coach in school history to record 300 wins at IU.
"I think we played well," Hydinger said. "I would like to see more energy. We have a very tough match on Sunday against Ball State. Murray State has a lot of new players so I thought we had a very good chance to win this match. We have matches on Saturday and Sunday, so it's a two lap race. We have one lap completed. We need to finish out strong and see where we stand."
In doubles, Indiana grabbed hold of the overall match early with a clean sweep. The Hoosiers' No. 3 team of redshirt freshman Mak Kendall and sophomore Michael McCarthy picked up an 8-2 win over Nicolas Kziesotolski and Yuri Pompeu and improved their overall record to 3-0. The No. 2 Hoosier doubles of freshman Peter Antons and junior David Bubenicek followed the same path picking up an 8-0 win over Jeff Lester and Hunter Gerlach to clinch the doubles point. Senior Dmytro Ishtuganov and sophomore Dara McLoughlin completed the sweep with a come-from-behind win at No. 1. The Hoosier duo trailed 3-1, before they rebounded to win over Fadi Zamjaoui and Dymtro HryHorash, 8-6.
In singles, the Hoosiers scored early with victories at the No. 3 and No. 6 positions. Bubenicek defeated Kziesotolski 6-2, 6-0, at the No. 3 and upped his mark to 12-4 on the year. Kendall followed with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Lester at the No. 6 slot. He is 4-1 at the No. 6 singles spots for IU this season.
Indiana clinched the overall match when McCarthy recorded a win at No. 4 singles over Gerlach, 6-1, 6-4. The Cincinnati, Ohio native improved his dual-match singles mark to 5-2, while he picked up his 12th individual win of the season.
Antons played his first match in the Hoosiers' singles lineup. The Duxbury, Mass., native downed Pompeu, 6-4, 6-2, at the No. 5 singles slot. It was the first dual-match win of his Hoosier career and his third on the year.
The Hoosiers claimed victories at the top-two spots to complete the sweep. At the No. 1 singles, Ishtuganov improved his spring record to 6-1 with a win over Zamjaoui, 6-2, 6-4. The final matchup came between McLoughlin and HryHorash at the No. 2 spot. It was the lone match to go three sets on the day with McLoughlin halting a two-match losing streak with a 6-7, 6-2, 7-6 win.
Indiana will return to the court to complete its weekend at home on Feb. 19 at noon. The Hoosiers will take on in state rival No. 69 Ball State at the Indiana Tennis Center. IU looks to defend it perfect record at home with a win over the Cardinals.
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