Men's Tennis

    Hoosiers Down Purdue, 6-1

    Go Hoosiers! Arnaud Roussel won in singles and doubles on Senior Day.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Arnaud Roussel won in singles and doubles on Senior Day.
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 15, 2007


    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana men's tennis team closed out its home schedule with a 6-1 victory over Purdue on Sunday, April 15. The Hoosiers won all six singles matches to take the win.

    Arnaud Roussel and Mak Kendall came off the court first, Roussel defeating Kurt Zaske at No. 4 singles and Kendall downing Scott Warner, 6-0, 6-4, at No. 6 singles.

    Dara McLoughlin got down early against Eric Hodgeman at No. 2 singles before he bounced back to win 6-4, 6-1. Peter Antons clinched the Hoosier victory at No. 5, defeating Paul Foley, 6-4, 6-3.

    David Bubenicek earned a 6-4, 6-3, win over Paul Rose at No. 2. Thomas Richter closed out the sweep at No. 1, defeating Branko Kuzmanovic, 6-4, 7-5.

    The singles sweep came after Indiana lost a tough doubles point. Richter and McLoughlin at No. 1 doubles and Bubenicek and Kendall at No. 2 doubles each fell in a tiebreaker to put Purdue up 1-0 early.

    The blustery conditions in Bloomington forced all the players to be on top of their game.

    "We felt that playing outside, we were a better team and it showed," head coach Ken Hydinger said. "The conditions today aren't fun to play in, you've got to concentrate with every ball and you have to adjust. Peter jumped on a guy who I thought was going to be Purdue's strongest point. He kept the pressure on and did a beautiful job on that. Dara and Thomas came out struggling, but they adjusted and did what they had to do to win. Mak jumped out big on his player. It was senior day for Arnaud and David. Arnaud played some of the best doubles I have seen all year and jumped out early in singles. David came out, controlled the level and set the pace like he usually does. It was a good day for us."



    The Hoosiers earned one point towards the Crimson and Gold Cup with the win.

    Indiana closes out its season next weekend on the road. The Hoosiers take on Michigan at noon on Saturday, April 21, and take on Penn State on Sunday, April 22, at noon.


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