Men's Tennis

    Illinois Eliminates Hoosiers, 4-0

    Go Hoosiers! Senior Thomas Richter was named All-Big Ten earlier this week
    Go Hoosiers!
    Senior Thomas Richter was named All-Big Ten earlier this week
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 25, 2008

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Indiana University men's tennis team (16-9) was eliminated from the Big Ten Tournament on Friday, dropping a 4-0 decision to Illinois (17-7).

    The day began with Illinois grabbing the first two doubles matches to earn the doubles point. Indiana's Lachlan Ferguson and Phillip Eilers entered the ITA's national rankings this week at #39, but fell short Friday against Billy Heiser and Ryan Rowe, 8-4. No. 3 doubles then went in favor of the Fighting Illini as well. Dara McLoughlin and Thomas Richter's 11-match winning streak remains intact as their match was unfinished.

    #120 Richter won his first set 6-4 and was tied 5-5 in the second stanza when his match was halted following Illinois' match-clinching fourth team point. McLoughlin was also able to take a set, winning his second set 6-3 before having his match stopped in the third set. Gruter was also unable to complete his contests as singles matches No. 3 through No. 5 all went Illinois' way in straight sets to secure the 4-0 victory.

    The Cream and Crimson find out their NCAA Tournament fate on Tuesday, April 29. The NCAA Selection Show is scheduled for 2:00-2:30 p.m. on ESPNEWS.

    No. 1- Ryan Rowe (ILL) vs. #120 Thomas Richter (IU), 4-6, 5-5, unfinished
    No. 2- Ruben Gonzales (ILL) vs. Dara McLoughlin (IU), 6-3, 3-6, 2-0, unfinished
    No. 3- Marc Spicijaric (ILL) def. Phillip Eilers (IU), 6-1, 6-0
    No. 4- Billy Heiser (ILL) def. Lachlan Ferguson (IU), 7-5, 6-1
    No. 5- Roy Kalmanovich (ILL) def. Michael McCarthy (IU), 6-2, 6-4
    No. 6- Waylon Chin (ILL) vs. Santiago Gruter (IU), 7-6, 0-3, unfinished
    Order of finish: (3, 5, 4)



    No. 1- Billy Heiser/Ryan Rowe (ILL) def. #39 Phillip Eilers/Lachlan Ferguson (IU), 8-4
    No. 2- Ruben Gonzales/Marc Spicijaric (ILL) vs. Dara McLoughlin/Thomas Richter (IU), 7-6, unfinished
    No. 3- Brandon Davis/Waylon Chin (ILL) def. Peter Antons/Santiago Gruter (IU), 8-5
    Order of finish: (1, 3)


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