Men's Tennis

    Men's Tennis at All-American Championships Update

    Go Hoosiers! Phillip Eilers
    Go Hoosiers!
    Phillip Eilers
    Go Hoosiers!
    Three members of the Indiana University men's tennis team traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championships over the last week. Seniors Dara McLoughlin and Thomas Richter, as well as redshirt freshman Phillip Eilers made the trip.

    Eilers and McLouglin began the pre-qualifier with first round byes while Richter's national ranking already placed him the qualifying draw. Eilers breezed by San Diego State's Matan Shitrit, 6-3, 6-0 in the second round before winning a close match, 7-6 (2), 6-4, over Anton Stryhas from Sacramento State. He then seized a 6-4, 6-3 triumph over TCU's Zach Nichols to join Richter in the qualifying draw. McLoughlin, meanwhile, suffered a 6-4, 7-5 loss to Robin Fernandez (Texas-San Antonio) in his second round match.

    Eilers continued his strong play in the first round of the qualifying draw, picking up a 6-4, 6-1 victory on Monday over Roy Sichel from Charlotte. Unfortunately, Richter dropped his opening round match, a 6-3, 6-4 defeat to Wake Forest's Steve Foreman.

    Eilers's run through the tournament finally ended with a 6-1, 6-4 defeat to Drake's Dalibor Pavic on Tuesday. Richter and McLoughlin also fell victim to a loss in their first round doubles match, an 8-5 loss to Florida State's No. 1 doubles team.

    Richter will continue playing after taking a three-set win in his first consolation match on Tuesday. He downed Kevin Desauer (LSU) in a third set tiebreaker.

    For the most up-to-date results and information regarding the All-American championship tournament, visit and click on the tournament logo along the right side of the page.




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