Men's Tennis

    Indiana Earns 7-0 Victory Over Illinois State

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    Go Hoosiers!

    March 2, 2014

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – After not playing up to the level they thought they should, which culminated in a 4-1 loss against No. 41 Dartmouth, the No. 61 Indiana men’s tennis team picked up a 7-0 victory against Illinois State Sunday at the IU Tennis Center.


    Sophomore Sam Monette led the Hoosiers (8-7) as he won both of his singles matches and combined with fellow sophomore Daniel Bednarczyk to win two doubles matches.


    Up next the Hoosiers travel to Evanston, Ill. for a match against Northwestern on Sunday March 9.


    Indiana 7, Illinois State 0

    After Monette and Bednarczyk captured the first doubles match 8-4 things got tight. The No. 3 doubles team of sophomores Elliott Yee and Michael Sellitto led 7-6 and the No. 2 doubles team of senior Dimitrije Tasic and junior Sven Lalic were about to start a tiebreak at 7-7. Yee and Sellitto came through for the Hoosiers and clinched the doubles point with an 8-6 victory.


    The Hoosiers came out strong in the singles portion of the match, capturing three set one wins with a score of 6-1.  Bednarczyk finished first with a 6-1, 6-3 victory, followed closely by his doubles partner Monette, who claimed a 6-1, 6-4 win.


    Tasic clinched the match for the Hoosiers with a 6-1, 6-2 victory and Yee, Lalic and Sellitto also captured match victories.


    #61 Indiana 7, Illinois State 0



    Singles competition

    1. #53 Sam Monette (IND-M) def. Jacob Wilson (ISU) 6-1, 6-4

    2. Sven Lalic (IND-M) def. Jakub Eisner (ISU) 7-5, 6-2

    3. Dimitrije Tasic (IND-M) def. Muddappa Appanervand (ISU) 6-1, 6-2

    4. Daniel Bednarczyk (IND-M) def. Urh Krajnc (ISU) 6-1, 6-3

    5. Elliott Yee (IND-M) def. Rolando Torellas (ISU) 6-3, 6-3

    6. Michael Sellitto (IND-M) def. Rodrigo Oliveira (ISU) 7-6, 7-5

    Doubles competition

    1. Sam Monette/Daniel Bednarczyk (IND-M) def. Rolando Torellas/Jakub Eisner (ISU) 8-4

    2. Dimitrije Tasic/Sven Lalic (IND-M) vs. Dylan Steffers/Urh Krajnc (ISU) 7-7, unfinished

    3. Elliott Yee/Michael Sellitto (IND-M) def. Muddappa Appanervand/Rodrigo Oliveira (ISU) 8-6

    Match Notes:

    Illinois State 5-4

    Indiana 8-7; National ranking #61

    Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (4,1,3,5,2,6)


    Dartmouth 4, Indiana 1

    Sophomores Daniel Bednarczyk got the first victory for the Hoosiers with a 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles.


    With Dartmouth winning at No. 3 doubles, the point came down to the No. 1 court. Junior Sven Lalic and senior Dimitrije Tasic rallied from down 7-5 to make it 7-6, but eventually fell 8-6 in the match.


    In singles No. 53 ranked Sam Monette captured a convincing victory with a 6-3, 6-4 win.


    Dartmouth would go on to win at No. 4, 5, and 6 to claim the match 4-1 as the other two matches went unfinished. At No. 3 Tasic led his match 6-3, 6-5.


    #41 Dartmouth 4, #61 Indiana 1

    Singles competition

    1. #53 Sam Monette (IND-M) def. Dovydas Sakinis (DART) 6-3, 6-4

    2. Sven Lalic (IND-M) vs. Chris Kipouras (DART) 6-1, 6-7, 0-4, unfinished

    3. Dimitrije Tasic (IND-M) vs. Brandon DeBot (DART) 6-3, 6-5, unfinished

    4. Cameron Ghorbani (DART) def. Daniel Bednarczyk (IND-M) 6-3, 6-3

    5. George Wall (DART) def. Elliott Yee (IND-M) 6-1, 7-5

    6. Brendan Tannenbaum (DART) def. Matthew McCoy (IND-M) 6-4, 6-1

    Doubles competition

    1. #15 Cameron Ghorbani/Brendan Tannenbaum (DART) def. Sven Lalic/Dimitrije Tasic (IND-M) 8-6

    2. Daniel Bednarczyk/Sam Monette (IND-M) def. Dovydas Sakinis/Brandon DeBot (DART) 8-3

    3. Chris Kipouras/Diego Pedraza (DART) def. Chris Essick/Stefan Lugonjic (IND-M) 8-4

    Match Notes:

    Dartmouth 11-3; National ranking #41

    Indiana 7-7; National ranking #61

    Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,4,5,6)


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