Men's Tennis

    Hoosiers Head to Hokie Challenge

    Go Hoosiers! Freshman Alexander van Gils
    Go Hoosiers!
    Freshman Alexander van Gils
    Go Hoosiers!

    Jan. 20, 2010

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    Next up for the Hoosiers is the Hokie Challenge in Blacksburg, Va., on the campus of Virginia Tech University. The tournament will feature four schools, three of which have top-50 teams (No. 23 Auburn, No. 27 Virginia Tech and No 48 Indiana). The College of Charleston fills the fourth spot in the meet. Five nationally-ranked players will be featured in the event, the most highly-touted of which is Auburn's Tim Puetz.

    The tournament will commence on Friday, Jan. 22 and will consist of three days of non-team competition. Players will compete in flights with a winner named for each flight at the conclusion of the event on Sunday, Jan. 24. This tournament marks the end of the individual portion of the schedule for Indiana, as after the event, they will compete in a dual meet format for the remainder of the season.

    LAST TIME OUT
    Indiana finished action at the UNLV Spring Invitational, and sophomore Maxime Armengaud capped off a successful start to the spring season by being named the winner of flight three. Armengaud finished the tournament with only one defeat in singles action. The Hoosiers were undefeated in doubles on the day and won three singles matches.

    Sophomore Jeremy Langer took down No. 81 Andrew Carter in straight sets. After cruising to a 6-2 win in the first set, Langer won the second in a tiebreaker. The win is the second over a ranked foe in Langer's career.

    Also coming up big on the day for the Hoosiers were sophomores Will Kendall and Stephen Vogl. The duo defeated Robert Hall and Alejandro Calligari, who were ranked No. 33 by the ITA.

    VEGAS BABY, VEGAS!!
    Indiana finished action at the UNLV Spring Invitational, and sophomore Maxime Armengaud capped off a successful start to the spring season by being named the winner of flight three. Armengaud finished the tournament with only one defeat in singles action. The Hoosiers played Louisville players. The Hoosiers were undefeated in doubles on the day and won three singles matches.

    Sophomore Jeremy Langer took down No. 81 Andrew Carter in straight sets. After cruising to a 6-2 win in the first set, Langer won the second in a tiebreaker. The win is the second over a ranked foe in Langer's career.

    Also coming up big on the day for the Hoosiers were sophomores Will Kendall and Stephen Vogl. The duo defeated Robert Hall and Alejandro Calligari, who were ranked No. 33 by the ITA and named the tournament winners in flight two of doubles action. Kendall and Vogl won by a 9-8 tally.

    Langer and Isade Juneau took down Austen Childs and Sumit Gupta (9-8) and Josh MacTaggart and Alex van Gils defeated Andrew Carter and Chidi Gabriel by an 8-5 score.

    MACTAGGART IS BIG TEN'S BEST
    Freshman Josh MacTaggart made a good fall into a great fall on Monday, winning the Big Ten Singles Tournament. MacTaggart's Big Ten title is the first by a Hoosier since Bill Rennie won the singles crown in 1977. The freshman has suffered only one defeat in his freshman campaign. MacTaggart defeated Chris Madden of Michigan in three sets in the tournament final. He claimed the victory by a 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 tally.

    MacTaggart advanced to the final after a semifinal win over Jason Lee of Penn State. The freshman won his semifinal match by a score of 6-1, 7-5. MacTaggart has one loss on the season, a semifinal loss at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships. The Big Ten Singles Championship wrapped up the fall slate of competition for the Hoosiers.

    QUARTERFINAL EXIT FOR Josh MacTaggart AT REGIONAL
    Freshman Josh MacTaggart suffered the first defeat of his collegiate career, ending a remarkable run in the Wilson/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championship that included a win over a nationally-ranked player. MacTaggart lost to Ryan Lipman of Vanderbilt, who went on to advance to the tournament final, which will be played on Monday at the IU Tennis Center.

    MacTaggart fell by a score of 6-3, 6-2 in the quarterfinal matchup. He had won three matches in the tournament, the best of which coming in three sets over #63 Bryant Salcedo of Vanderbilt.

    SOPHOMORE DUO ADVANCES AT ITA ALL-AMERICAN TOURNEY
    Sophomores Jeremy Langer and Maxime Armengaud won in the final round of qualifying to advance to the main draw of the D'Novo/ITA All-American Invitational in doubles action, before falling the nation's 12th-ranked doubles team in the main draw.

    The tandem defeated Rob Lowe and Frideric Prandecki of North Carolina State to advance through the qualifying rounds. The two Hoosiers played well, recording an 8-2 victory over the NC State foes.


     

     

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