Hoosiers Get Big Win Over No. 18 Wolverines
March 27, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana men's tennis got a huge victory on Sunday, knocking off No. 18 Michigan. The Hoosiers also knocked off the No. 4 junior college team in the country, Vincennes, 7-0. The win over Michigan is the first for IU over a top-25 opponent since a March 8, 2009 victory over No. 19 Wisconsin, and it is the highest-ranked opponent to fall at the hands of the Hoosiers since a 5-2 win over the No. 15 Wolverines on April 19, 2008. The Hoosiers are 16-4 on the season and 3-0 in Big Ten play.
Indiana beat the Wolverines 4-3, following outstanding doubles play with key performances from the team's underclassmen. IU swept doubles play, getting impressive play from Jeremy Langer and Santiago Gruter at number one doubles. The pair defeated the 18th-ranked doubles tandem in the nation, Jason Jung and Evan King.
In singles, sophomores Josh MacTaggart, Isade Juneau and freshman Claes Goransson jumped out early on their opponents at three, four and five singles. Juneau made quick work of Justin Rossi at number five singles, winning 6-3, 6-3. Goransson was right behind, defeating Barrett Franks 6-4, 6-3.
MacTaggart dominated his first set with Shaun Bernstein, winning 6-1, but Bernstein came firing back in the second, getting out to a 5-2 lead. MacTaggart fought back though, winning the next five games to seal the victory with a 7-5 second set.
The Hoosiers will look to remain unbeaten in conference when they host Illinois and Iowa next weekend on April 2 and 3. For complete coverage of IU men's tennis, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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