Feb. 1, 2007
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 59 Indiana men's tennis team takes on Marquette and Northern Illinois on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the IU Tennis Center. Action begins at 10 a.m. against Marquette.
LAST TIME OUT
No. 58 Indiana fell to No. 13 Notre Dame, 7-0, on Monday, Jan. 29. The Hoosiers are 4-1 on the season. The team also began the 2005-06 season 4-1.
Marquette is 1-1 on the season after falling Michigan, 7-0, and defeating Illinois-Chicago, 4-3. Trent Hagen and Stephen Shao compete for the Golden Eagles at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively. The duo of Brett Binkley and Mark Rutherford are ranked 31st by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) in doubles.
Northern Illinois has dropped a pair of matches to Big Ten participants Wisconsin (6-1) and Iowa (5-2) this season. Brian Livingston at No. 1 singles and Alex Friesen at No. 2 singles pace the Huskies. Livingston teams with Adam Ford to form the No. 1 doubles team.
HOOSIERS IN TOP 60 OF ITA RANKINGS
In the second ITA rankings of the 2006-07 season, released on Jan. 30, the Hoosiers are ranked at No. 59. Indiana began the dual-match season ranked 58th.
BUBENICEK RANKED AT START OF SEASON, HONORED BY BIG TEN
Senior David Bubenicek was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Jan. 18 for his performance in Indiana's first matches of the spring campaign. He won his first two singles matches against Morehead State and IPFW, competing at No. 1. Bubenicek is currently 14-4 on the year in singles and 4-1 in doubles. Bubenicek is ranked at No. 48 in the first ITA singles rankings of the year.
THREE JOIN HOOSIERS FOR SPRING SEASON
Three new faces join Indiana for the spring tennis campaign. Thomas Richter is a transfer from Birmingham-Southern, and is a junior in eligibility, but is in graduate school. Richter was ranked at No. 119 in April 2006 in the ITA singles rankings. He is 3-2 in singles and 3-2 in doubles this season.
Phillip Eilers is a freshman from Germany, while Lachlan Ferguson is a freshman from Australia. Both bring solid juniors credentials to the Hoosiers.