Hoosiers Head Down to Georgia, Tough Competition Awaits
Jan. 28, 2009
The Hoosiers compete in the National Indoor Qualifier this weekend, and the team will take on Washington, Georgia and South Carolina. All three dual meets will be contested in Athens, Ga.
The matchup with Washington will be the first ever between the two schools. Washington is the 34th ranked team in the country.
Indiana has a 5-7 all-time record against the Georgia Bulldogs. IU has dropped the last seven meetings, with the last loss coming in 1994. Georgia is the third ranked team in the country, sophomore Nate Schnugg is the 18th ranked player in the nation and sophomore Jamie Hunt is ranked 35th.
The battle with the Gamecocks will be the third in the history of the two programs. The Hoosiers are searching for there first win over South Carolina. USC is led by junior Diego Cubas, the 42nd ranked player nationally, and freshman Ivan Machado, who is ranked #105.
LAST TIME OUT
The Indiana men's tennis team had a three game road trip in New Mexico on Jan. 23-24. The Hoosiers had very little trouble in their opening matchup, sweeping New Mexico Military Institute 7-0.
Indiana moves to 4-1 in dual matches in 2009 after a loss to the 42nd ranked Lobos of the University of New Mexico. The Hoosiers fell by 4-3 tally.
The Hoosiers lost 4-3 in their third dual of the weekend, falling to the Islanders of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Indiana picked up one doubles victory and three singles wins.
Sophomore Lachlan Ferguson and freshman Guy Kubi won the number two doubles match by a score of 8-7. Sophomore Santiago Gruter and freshmen Kubi and Jonathan Schroeder took home singles wins. Kubi won 4-6, 6-4, 10-3, winning the super tie breaker. Gruter and Schroeder won in straight sets.
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