Hoosiers Host Two Matches on Friday
Jan. 24, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University men's tennis team hosts a pair of dual matches on Friday, welcoming Eastern Kentucky and Indiana State to the IU Tennis Complex. Indiana is set to take on the EKU Colonels at 10 a.m. before competing with the Sycamores at 4 p.m. The Hoosiers hold a 23-11 lead in the all-time series of Indiana State while Friday will mark the first ever meeting between IU and Eastern Kentucky. Live match updates via the men's tennis schedule page on iuhoosiers.com will be available for the Eastern Kentucky match.
Indiana's spring dual match schedule is loaded with nationally-prominent programs. The Big Ten alone has six teams ranked in the top-50, including No. 3 Ohio State, Illinois (#8), Michigan (#21), Wisconsin (#27), Penn State (#40) and Minnesota (#41).
The Hoosiers are also slated to take on a heavy dose in the non-conference schedule. Matches at Alabama (#13) and North Carolina State (#20) will force IU to go on the road and compete against a pair of top-25 squads. Kentucky and SMU also crack the top-50. Indiana begins the season ranked No. 61 according to the ITA.
Richter also makes a splash in the ITA individual national rankings as well, coming in at No. 86. The next time the ITA releases their individual national rankings will be Feb. 20.
CLEMSON WINTER BLOWOUT
Phillip Eilers arose victorious in all four of his matches to win the singles competition. He rolled to his perfect record, never allowing an opponent to reach four wins in a set.
2 HEADS ARE BETTER THAN 1
For the season Antons and Gruter have compiled an impressive 10-2 doubles mark when paired together, including an 8-2 win at third doubles in the Morehead State match.
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