Ferguson, Kendall Still Alive at Big Ten Singles Championship
Nov. 1, 2008
MADISON, Wisc. - The Hoosiers opened the Big Ten Singles Championships on Saturday, not losing a single first round match. Sophomore Lachlan Ferguson and Freshman Will Kendall are both still alive in the six round tournament.
Kendall defeated George Navas of Michigan (6-2, 5-7, 6-3) and Michael Sicora of Minnesota (6-4, 6-4) to advance to a third round battle with Meedo El Tabakh of Illinois. El Tabakh is the eighth seed int eh tournament.
Ferguson, the second overall seed in the tournament, defeated Patrick Dwyer of Iowa (6-4, 6-1). The Adelaide, Australia native has a second round matchup with Pete Rispoli of Northwestern.
Freshmen Jeremy Langer and Maxime Armengaud and sophomore Santiago Gruter all had first round wins. Langer upended Michael Muskievicz of Wisconsin (6-4, 6-1). Armengaud took down Thomas Wilson of Purdue (6-3, 6-2), and Gruter put away Varun Chan of Wisconsin (6-3, 6-4). The three Hoosiers all lost second round matchups with seeded players. Armengaud lost to top overall seed Tobias Wernet of Minnesota (6-0, 6-4).
At the Vredevelt Invitational at Western Michigan, senior Peter Antons and sophomore J. Julius Bolock advanced to the finals of their respective draws. Antons will square off with Alasdair Graetz of DePaul for the Black Flight championship, and Bolock will matchup with Vanja Grgec , also of DePaul.
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