Men's Tennis Struggle At Big Ten Indoor Singles Championships
January 15, 2000 Men's Tennis Struggle At Big Ten Indoor Singles Championships
East Lansing, MI - The Indiana men's tennis team began the new year today at the Big Ten Indoor Singles Championships in East Lansing, Michigan. Their results were not what they had hoped for, as they dropped six out of their nine matches on the day.
The only Hoosier still alive for tomorrow's third round action is sophomore Ari Widlansky in the No. 7 and No. 8 bracket. Widlansky picked up an opening round win over Wisconsin's jason Gonzaga 7-6,6-3. In the second round, Widlansky defeated Iowa's Tres Jones 6-3,6-1. Tomorrow, Widlansky will take on Purdue's Derek Miller at 11 a.m.
In the main draw, junior Ian Arons picked up the Hoosiers lone victory defeating Minnesota's Jorge Duenas 4-6,7-5,6-4. Arons was knocked out of the tournament in the second round, as he fell to Illinois' Jamal Parker 5-7,7-3,6-4.
The other five Hoosiers that were in the main draw all fell in the first round. Senior George McGill lost to Ivica Primorac 7-6,6-2. Junior Milan Rakvica fell to Matt Synder of Illinois 7-5,6-4. Senior Gabriel Montilla was defeated by Henry Beam of Michigan 7-6,7-5. Junior Paul Jacobson lost to Martin Michalowski of Minnesota 6-4,6-4. Junior Joey Balsiger was defeated by Michigan State's Goran Topalo 7-5,6-2.
The Hoosiers will continue their weekend tomorrow, as Widlansky takes part in the third round action. Rounds three and four will take place tomorrow, with the final two rounds scheduled for Monday.
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