Men's Tennis

    Hoosiers Defeat Minnesota, 4-3

    Go Hoosiers! Phillip Eilers
    Go Hoosiers!
    Phillip Eilers
    Go Hoosiers!
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University men's tennis team notched a 4-3 win at Minnesota on Saturday.

    With the win, Indiana improved to 11-3 overall and 1-1 in the conference. Senior Michael McCarthy notched his team-leading 11th singles win of the dual season.

    The Hoosiers controlled the doubles play, sweeping all three contests. Peter Antons and Santiago Gruter grabbed a "W" for the 10th time out of 11 dual matches and 19th doubles victory overall while playing together. Hoosier tandems of Phillip Eilers/Lachlan Ferguson and Thomas Richter/Dara McLoughlin also topped their Minnesota foes in doubles action.

    The singles lineup was extremely tight as four of the six matches went into a third set while first singles ended in a close 7-6, 7-5 tally in favor of the Golden Gophers. With wins at No. 1 and No. 4 singles, Minnesota took a 2-1 one lead. Indiana came out on top of three of those four three-setters, however, to earn the 4-3 team triumph.

    McCarthy and Phillip Eilers each bounced back from opening set losses to seize the final two sets and the match. McCarthy was a 5-7, 7-6, 6-2 winner over Chi Pham and Eilers downed Sebastian Gallego by a score of 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

    True freshman Santiago Gruter also arose victorious in his three-set affair, notching his fifth win in his last six singles contests. He sandwiched a 2-6 second set loss in between 6-3 and 6-2 wins in the first and last sets.

    Phillip Eilers/Lachlan Ferguson (IU) def. Chi Pham/Tobias Wernet 8-4
    Thomas Richter/Dara McLouglin (IU) def. Dino Bilankov/Sebastian Gallego 8-6
    Peter Antons/Santiago Gruter (IU) def. Raoul Schwark/Derek Peterson 8-6

    Schwark (MINN) def. Richter 7-6, 7-5
    Eilers (IU) def. Gallego 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
    Wernet (MINN) def. McLoughlin 5-7, 7-6, 6-4
    Bilankov (MINN) def. Ferguson 6-3, 6-3
    Michael McCarthy (IU) def. Pham 5-7, 7-6, 6-2
    Gruter (IU) def. Pierre Dumas 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

    Indiana compete again next Saturday, March 22 when they travel to East Lansing for a showdown with the Spartans of Michigan State University.




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