MacTaggart Breaks IU Wins Record in Rout of Spartans
March 29, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana men's tennis (10-9, 2-1) knocked off No. 51 Michigan State (7-10, 1-3) by a 6-1 score. Senior Josh MacTaggart clinched the match with a victory at number one singles, the 109th of his career, which breaks the IU record for singles wins that was held by IU legend Sven Salumaa.
MacTaggart played at the number one position for the fourth time this season, and was able to defeat Aaron Pfister 6-1, 6-3 to clinch the victory with a 4-0 IU advantage. MacTaggart surpassed Sven Salumaa's 108 career wins with the victory.
The Hoosiers won the doubles point with wins at number one and two doubles. Isade Juneau and Sam Monette won 8-2 over Gijs Linders and Harry Jadun at number one and MacTaggart and Daniel Bednarczyk won 8-1 over Pfister and Christian Roehmer at number two.
Juneau won 6-0, 6-1 playing Denis Bogatov at number three singles, and junior Dimitrije Tasic took down John Patrick Mullane 6-1, 6-1 at number four, setting up MacTaggart for the clinch.
IU finished up the match with a win from Monette at number two, as he won 7-6, 6-2 over Drew Lied, and a win from Chris Essick at number six. Essick took down Jadun, 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 (12).
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