Rakvica Still Alive For Men's Tennis In Consolation Draw
January 16, 2000 Rakvica Still Alive For Men's Tennis In Consolation Draw
In the No. 7 & No. 8 draw, Ari Widlansky fell in the third round to Purdue's Derek Miller 7-6,6-2.
In the main draw consolation, Rakvica won four matches. In his opening match, he defeated Iowa's J.R. Chidley 6-4,6-0. Rakvica then defeated Purdue's Carl McCafferty 7-5,6-1, before winning his match over Andrew Carlson of Ohio State 6-2,6-4. In his final match on the day, Rakvica advanced with a victory over Northwestern's Jackie Jenkins 6-3,6-4. He will meet Jorge Duenas in consolation semifinal action tomorrow.
McGill, also playing in the main draw consolation, won his first three matches before losing in the fourth round. McGill defeated Purdue's Evan Hays 7-5,0-6,7-6 in the opening round. He then went on to defeat Michigan State's Goran Topalo 7-5,0-6,7-6 and Penn State's Marc Dorfman 7-6,1-6,6-2, before losing to Minnesota's Jorge Duenas 6-1,6-4.
In other action in the main draw consolation, the Hoosiers dropped four matches. Gabriel Montilla lost to Bobby Wellstein of Ohio State 6-1,6-4. Paul Jacobson dropped his opening match to Northwestern's Brad Erickson 6-4,3-6,7-6. Joey Balsiger fell to Minnesota's Thomas Haug 6-2,6-1. Ian Arons received a first round bye after winning his opening round match in the main draw yesterday, but lost in the second round of consolation to Mike Kosta of Illinois 6-4,6-1.
The Hoosiers will conclude the Big Ten Indoor Singles Championships tomorrow in East Lansing, Michigan, as Milan Rakvica will compete in semifinal action.
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