Men's Tennis

    Strong Day Concludes Invitational For Hoosiers

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    February 6, 2000

    Strong Day Concludes Invitational For Hoosiers

    Bloomington, IN - Paul Jacobson led the way as the men's tennis team concluded the Indiana Winter Invitational today. The Hoosiers split the six singles matches and won two out of the three singles matches against players from Kentucky.

    In doubles, the Hoosiers won in Flights 1 and Flight 3. Ian Arons and Gabriel Montilla won for the second straight day defeating Edo Bawando and Johan Grunditz 8-6. In Flight 3, Jacobson and Widlansky won the flight by defeating Raven Stephens and Dalibor Mihajolovic 8-6. In Flight 2, Milan Rakvica and Rahman Smiley lost their chance of winning the Flight as they were defeated by Johan Hesoun and Gustav Pousette 8-6.

    In singles, the Hoosiers won Flights 1, 4 and 7. Jacobson, playing in Flight 4, rebounded after losing to the first set to defeat Jorge Escallon 4-6,7-5,6-1. In Flight 7, Widlansky defeated Elliot Datlow 6-2,6-0 to give Indiana Flight 7. In Flight 1, Arons lost his match to Gustav Pousette 6-3,6-4, but Indiana won the Flight. In Flight 5, Smiley was victorious over Mihajlovic 7-6,1-6,6-4. In Flight 3, Montilla lost a great three-set tiebreaker match to Hesoun 3-6,6-1,7-6. In Flight 7, Brendan Storey fell to Reven Stephens 6-1,6-2.

    Head Coach Ken Hydinger said, "There was a lot of good tennis played today. Our guys competed well. There was a lot of good work this weekend and it should prepare us well for Kansas and Oklahoma."

    The Hoosiers will be away for two matches next weekend. On Saturday, they will face Kansas and on Sunday they will go up against Oklahoma.

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