Men's Tennis

    Two Titles for IU at the Hoosier Invitational

    Go Hoosiers! Santiago Gruter took the title in the top flight of singles, defeating Bobby Deye of Xavier in the final.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Santiago Gruter took the title in the top flight of singles, defeating Bobby Deye of Xavier in the final.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Sept. 20, 2009

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Junior Santiago Gruter and freshman Josh MacTaggart claimed titles at the Hoosier Invitational. Gruter won a three set battle with Bobby Deye of Xavier, and MacTaggart defeated fellow Hoosier freshman Isade Juneau.

    Gruter advanced to the final by winning two matches in style, taking a 6-1, 6-3 decision over Brandon Florez of Southern Illinois and a 6-2, 6-3 win over Robert Hall of Louisville. Gruter and Deye went the distance in the first set, as Deye won a tiebreaker 7-3. Gruter battled back and won the second and third sets 6-2, 6-3.

    Juneau and MacTaggart, both playing in their first collegiate tournament, played a long two set battle. MacTaggart, who had not dropped more than two games in a set over the first two days of the tourney, saw his toughest test yet in Juneau. The first set went to MacTaggart by a 6-4 tally, and the Wirral, England-native took the second set 6-3 for the title.

    The Hoosiers return to action with the UVA Ranked Plus One Tournament in Charlottesville, Va., on Sept. 25. For all things IU tennis, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.

     

     

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