Hoosiers Host Two on USTA Campus Kids' Day
Feb. 4, 2010
The Hoosiers will compete at home for the first time since hosting the ITA Ohio Valley Regional in October. Matches with Tennessee Tech and Butler will coincide with the Hoosiers hosting a USTA Campus Kids' Day event. The event will take place alongside a men's tennis doubleheader, as the Hoosiers will square off with Tennessee Tech and Butler that day as well. The event will include a poster giveaway, autographs and free pizza. Admission will be free to all.
The Hoosiers will play Tennessee Tech at 10 a.m. ET on Feb. 6. The autograph session will begin at 2:30 p.m., with all of IU's players available. Spectators will be able to enjoy free pizza at 4 p.m., when the Hoosiers will square off with the Butler Bulldogs.
The meeting with Tennessee Tech is the first ever. The Golden Eagles come to Bloomington for their first dual match of the year. Butler will play Bradley prior to matching up with the Hoosiers. The Bulldogs currently sit at 0-3 with all three losses at the hands of Big Ten teams (Ohio State 7-0, Wisconsin 6-1 and Purdue 4-3). Indiana is 12-1 all-time against the Bulldogs with the lone loss coming in a 1947 meeting. The Hoosiers won the 2009 battle by a 6-1 final tally.
LAST TIME OUT
Josh MacTaggart lost in two highly contested sets, winning five games in the first set and falling in a tiebreaker in set number two.
Indiana opened the dual match slate of their season against No. 52 Columbia last Saturday. The No. 50 Hoosiers were up to the task, riding key wins from sophomores Jeremy Langer and Will Kendall to a 4-2 win.
After winning the doubles point with wins at number one and three, Langer got things rolling at number two singles. He won in straight sets and then Kendall closed it out with a win at the number five spot.
UP TO THE HOKIE CHALLENGE
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
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!!
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.
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