Indiana Falls at ITA Regional, Roussel Wins Hoosier Invitational
Oct. 22, 2006
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The Indiana men's tennis team had a good showing at the ITA Midwest Regional, led by David Bubenicek, while Arnaud Roussel won the singles bracket of the Hoosier Invitational, Sunday, Oct. 22.
No. 18 seed Bubenicek defeated the sixth-seeded D.J. Geatz of Minnesota, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 to start the day.
"David ran good plays in the tiebreaker set and really put the hammer to the nail," head coach Ken Hydinger said. "He put on a gutsy performance."
Bubenicek then fell to No. 10 seed Chris Klingemann of Ohio State 6-3, 6-4 to finish the tournament. Also ending his tournament run was Michael McCarthy, who lost 6-3, 6-4 to fourth-seeded Matko Maravic of Michigan.
"Mike played a good match against a good player," Hydinger said. "He showed a lot of improvement in that match. 6-3, 6-4 is a good score for him."
The doubles team of Bubenicek and Dara McLoughlin fell to the No. 1 seeded Slavko Radman and Damar Johnson of Louisville, 8-6.
"David and Dara played a respectable match against the No. 1 seed," Hydinger said. "It was a winnable match for us, we just couldn't rise to their level."
At the Hoosier Invitational, Roussel earned a hard-fought victory over Michael Muskievicz of Wisconsin, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to take the singles flight.
Peter Antons also earned a singles win on the day, with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Pablo Camacho of Louisville.
Indiana returns to the court at the Big Ten Singles Championships on Nov. 11, hosted by the University of Michigan.
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