Men's Tennis

    Hoosiers Beat PSU, Advance at Big Ten Tourney

    Go Hoosiers! Freshman Chris Essick won in doubles and singles to help IU advance to play Michigan.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Freshman Chris Essick won in doubles and singles to help IU advance to play Michigan.
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 25, 2013

    Box Score

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Indiana men's tennis (18-13) won its first round match against Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament by a 4-2 score. The Hoosiers won the doubles point and got wins from Josh MacTaggart, Isade Juneau and Chris Essick to take the win.

    In doubles, 21st ranked tandem Sam Monette and Juneau took care of business, beating Bryan Welnetz and C.J. Griffin 8-4 at number one. The Hoosiers closed out the point with an 8-2 victory from Dimitrije Tasic and Essick at number three.

    In singles, Monette fell to Russell Bader at number two to tie things up, but MacTaggart got a 7-5, 6-0 win over Welnetz at number one to give IU the lead. A 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 win for Roman Trkulja over Daniel Bednarczyk at number five tied it back up for PSU.

    The Hoosiers then got wins from Essick, as he beat Chris Young 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 at number six, and Juneau closed it out with a 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 win at number three.

    Penn State vs Indiana
    April 25, 2013 at Columbus, Ohio
    Indiana 4, Penn State 2
    Singles competition
    1. Josh MacTaggart (INDIANA) def. Bryan Welnetz (PSU) 7-5, 6-0
    2. Russell Bader (PSU) def. #124 Sam Monette (INDIANA) 7-6, 6-0
    3. Isade Juneau (INDIANA) def. Tomas Hanzlik (PSU) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
    4. Dimitrije Tasic (INDIANA) vs. Matt Barry (PSU) 6-7, 4-5, unfinished
    5. Roman Trkulja (PSU) def. Daniel Bednarczyk (INDIANA) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
    6. Chris Essick (INDIANA) def. Chris Young (PSU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-0
    Doubles competition
    1. #21 Sam Monette/Isade Juneau (INDIANA) def. Bryan Welnetz/C.J. Griffin (PSU) 8-4
    2. Josh MacTaggart/Daniel Bednarczyk (INDIANA) vs. Russell Bader/Guanhua Chen (PSU) 6-6, unfinished
    3. Dimitrije Tasic/Chris Essick (INDIANA) def. Chris Young/Matt Barry (PSU) 8-2
    Match Notes:
    Penn State 8-17 - Indiana 18-13
    Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (2,1,5,6,3)
    First Round of B1G Tournament
    Official: Vince Solomon T-3:20



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