Men's Tennis

    ITA Kickoff Event Starts Dual Season for Hoosiers

    Go Hoosiers! Sophomore Stephen Vogl
    Go Hoosiers!
    Sophomore Stephen Vogl
    Go Hoosiers!

    Jan. 28, 2010

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    After extensive tournament play, the No. 50 Hoosiers begin their slate of dual matches with two contests in Oxford, Miss. Sat., Jan. 30, will see the Hoosiers battle with No. 52 Columbia at 9 a.m. CT. Depending on the outcome of that match, the Hoosiers then face the winner or loser of a Saturday matchup between No. 10 Ole Miss and No. 54 Arkansas on Sunday. With a Hoosier win on Saturday, IU will play the Ole Miss/Arkansas winner at 2 p.m. CT, and with a Saturday loss, they will play the loser at 9 p.m. CT.

    The Ole Miss Rebels boast two players ranked in the top 100 by the ITA and Arkansas has one top-100 player. The Hoosiers don't have a long history against any of the three programs. IU has played Arkansas twice and Columbia and Ole Miss will square off with the Hoosiers for just the second time. The Hoosiers defeated the Razorbacks in 1989 after falling to them in 1988, and Columbia fell at the hands of the Hoosiers in 1998. Ole Miss handed the Hoosiers a defeat in 2001in Oxford.

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    LAST TIME OUT
    Indiana won three singles titles and a doubles title after finishing out the Hokie Challenge on Sunday. The Hoosiers got titles from freshmen Josh MacTaggart and Isade Juneau and sophomore Stephen Vogl. Juneau and sophomore Maxime Armengaud also combined for the title in flight D of doubles action.

    MacTaggart won the C flight with a win over Tim Hewitt of Auburn (6-2, 6-2). Juneau won the G flight with a win over Auburn's Nick Maurillo (6-2, 6-2). Vogl won flight H by beating Oliver Strecker of Auburn (6-4, 6-2).

    Armengaud and Juneau defeated Strecker and Lucas Lopasso 8-3 to win the D flight.

    Highlighting the tournament was a win by junior Santiago Gruter over #75 Patrick Daciek of Virginia Tech.

    UP TO THE HOKIE CHALLENGE
    Indiana won three singles titles and a doubles title after finishing out the Hokie Challenge on Jan. 24. The Hoosiers got titles from freshmen Josh MacTaggart and Isade Juneau and sophomore Stephen Vogl. Juneau and sophomore Maxime Armengaud also combined for the title in flight D of doubles action.

    MacTaggart won the C flight with a win over Tim Hewitt of Auburn (6-2, 6-2). Juneau won the G flight with a win over Auburn's Nick Maurillo (6-2, 6-2). Vogl won flight H by beating Oliver Strecker of Auburn (6-4, 6-2).

    Armengaud and Juneau defeated Strecker and Lucas Lopasso 8-3 to win the D flight.

    MACTAGGART IS BIG TEN'S BEST
    Freshman Josh MacTaggart made a good fall into a great fall on Nov. 2, 2009, 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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