Gruter Leads Hoosiers to 8-0 on Senior Day
April 15, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana men's tennis moved to 8-0 in the Big Ten and 21-4 on the season with a 5-2 win over No. 72 Northwestern. Senior Santiago Gruter led the way in his final regular season home match, taking wins at one doubles and two singles. With the doubles win, Gruter became the first Hoosier ever with 90 career doubles wins.
Gruter was honored just before the start of doubles play and responded with an 8-5 win with Jeremy Langer at number one doubles. The all-time leader in doubles wins, Gruter now has 13 more than any other Hoosier ever. The Hoosiers swept all three doubles matches to take an early lead that they never let go.
In singles, the Hoosiers jumped out quickly, taking wins at four, five, six and then two to take a 5-0 lead and clinch the win. Isade Juneau won 6-1, 6-0 over Raleigh Smith at four. Stephen Vogl took down Tobias Reitz 6-3, 6-2 at five, and Dimitrije Tasic won 6-2, 6-3 at six.
Gruter provided the capper, knocking off Sidarth Bilaji 6-4, 6-4. With the match clinched, Jeremy Langer retired his match at number one, and Josh MacTaggart fell for the first time in Big Ten play in a 10-point third set tiebreaker. Spencer Wolf carded the victory, 3-6, 6-1, 10-7.
The Hoosiers return to action when they visit No. 32 Louisville on Sunday. For complete coverage of IU men's tennis, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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