Men's Tennis

    Hoosiers continue to roll at Winter Invite

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    ="clemson"> February 7, 1998

    Hoosiers continue to roll at Winter Invite

    Indiana handles ranked Kentucky and Clemson

    Bloomington, IN--The Hoosiers continued to play solid tennis on day two of the Indiana Winter Invitational. After suffering several key injuries earlier in the season, the team is finally back to near perfect health and appears ready to compete with the tough competition once again.

    After playing the doubles yesterday, Indiana and 11th ranked Clemson finished competition with singles in the morning matches. The Hoosiers got wins out of Gabriel Montilla at the two spot, Andrew Held at three, and a pair of wins out of the freshmen, Paul Jacobson and Joey Balsiger, at five and six respectively.

    In the afternoon competition the Hoosiers battled 26th ranked Kentucky in both singles and doubles competition. Andrew Held improved to a perfect 3-0 in the tournament, defeating highly regarded Dan Spaner, 6-1,6-3. Freshman Ian Arons played perhaps the best tennis of his young career, defeating Ariel Gaitan, 6-0,2-6,7-6 at number four singles. The final set came down to an 11-9 tie-break victory in an emotional match for the young Hoosier. Paul Jacobson also improved to 3-0 at number five singles with a 7-5,2-6,7-5 victory over Patrick Johanson.

    In doubles, the Hoosiers swept the Wildcats to improve to a perfect 9-0 in doubles competition. Derek Pope and Montilla combined to earn an 8-6 victory at number one, while Arons and Jacobson defeated Kentucky's third team. Scott Lippitt and Held won at number two by virtue of default.

    Indiana will conclude the Invitational tommorrow, as the top finishers in each flight square of in divisional finals.

    Complete results following...
    
    1998 Indiana Winter Invitational
    
    February 6-8, 1998%Indiana University Tennis Center
    
    Clemson University vs. University of Kentucky
    
    
        Clemson		Kentucky	       Winner
    Score
    Singles
    1.  Bruce Li	vs.	Carlos Drada		UK	6-7,6-0,6-3
    2.  Pablo Bellagamba	vs. 	Johan Hesoun	UK	6-4,6-3
    3.  Darren Knight	vs.	Marcus Fluitt	UK	6-3,7-6
    4.  Sandon Barth	vs.	Edo Bowano	UK	6-2,6-0
    5.  Joey Hopke	vs.	Patrick Johanson	CU	7-5,2-6,7-6
    6.  Clay Fouse	vs.	Keith Mauriello		UK	6-2,6-4
    
    Doubles
    1.  Bruce Li	vs.	Carlos Drada		UK	8-3
         Darren Knight		Edo Bawano	
    2.  Pablo Bellagamba	vs.	Marcus Fluitt	UK	8-6
         Joey Hopke		Patrick Johanson		
    3.  Sandon Barth	vs.	Mike Meier	CU	8-0
         Clay Fouse		Plowski
    
    
    
    
    
    Indiana University vs. Southern Illinois-Carbondale 
    
         Indiana		SIU-Carbondale	       Winner
    Score
    Singles
    1.  Scott Lippitt	vs.	Mick Smyth	IU	6-4,6-1
    2.  Gabriel Montilla	vs.	Kenny Hutz	IU	7-6,6-3
    3.  Andrew Held		vs.	Jack Oxler	IU	6-1,6-3
    4.  Ian Arons		vs. 	Kyle Henry	IU	6-2,6-3
    5.  Paul Jacobson	vs.	Brian Etzkin	IU	6-4,7-5
    6.  Brenden Storey	vs.	Brian Ingle	IU	6-1,6-2
    
    Doubles
    1.  Scott Lippitt	vs.	Mick Smyth	IU	8-2
         Andrew Held		Kenny Hutz	
    2.  Ian Arons		vs.	Jack Oxler	IU	8-2
         Paul Jacobson		Kyle Henry		
    3.  Joey Balsiger	vs.	Brian Etzkin	IU	8-4
         Gabriel Montilla	vs. 	Brian Ingle		
    
    
    Indiana University vs. Clemson University
    
    
         Indiana		Clemson	  	     Winner                Score
    Singles
    1.  Scott Lippitt	vs.	Bruce Li		CU		
    2.  Gabriel Montilla	vs.	Pablo Bellagamba	IU	6-7,6-4,6-4
    3.  Andrew Held	vs.	Sandon Barth			IU	6-1,6-1
    4.  Ian Arons	vs.	Darrin Knight			CU	6-3,6-3
    5.  Paul Jacobson	vs.	Joey Hopke		IU	4-6,6-1,6-1
    6.  Joey Balsiger	vs.	Clay Fause		IU	4-6,6-7,6-1
    
    Doubles
    1.  Derek Pope	vs.	Bruce Li		IU	8-4
         Gabriel Montilla		Darren Knight		
    2.  Andrew Held	vs.	Joey Hopke		IU	8-5
         Scott Lippitt		Pablo Bellagamba
    3.  Ian Arons	vs.	Clay Fause		
         Paul Jacobson		Sandon Barth	IU	8-1
    	
    University of Kentucky vs. Southern Illinois-Carbondale
    
    
         Kentucky		SIUarbondale	       Winner
    Score
    Singles
    1.  Marcus Fluitt	vs.	Mick Smyth	UK	6-4,6-2
    2.  Edo Bawano	vs.	Kenny Hutz		UK	6-4,6-0
    3.  Patrick Johanson	vs. 	Jack Oxler	UK	6-2,6-4
    4.  Keith Mauriello	vs.	Kyle Henry	UK	6-0,6-1
    5.  Mike Meier	vs.	Brian Etzkin		UK	1-6,6-3,6-4
    6.  Ryan Dlowski	vs.	Brian Ingle	UK	7-5,6-1	
    
    Doubles
    1.  Edo Bowano	vs.	Mick Smyth		UK	8-2
         Carlos Drada		Kenny Hutz
    2.  Patrick Johanson	vs.	Jack Oxler	UK	8-3
         Keith Mauriello		Kyle Henry
    3.  Mike Meier	vs.	Brian Etzkin		UK	9-8
         Ryan Dlowski		Brian Ingle
    
    
    
    Indiana University vs. University of Kentucky
    
    
         Indiana		Kentucky	       Winner
    Score
    Singles
    1.  Scott Lippitt	vs.	Carlos Drada	UK	6-1,6-0
    2.  Gabriel Montilla	vs.	Edo Bowano	UK	6-4,7-5
    3.  Andrew Held	vs.	Dan Spaner		IU	6-1,6-3
    4.  Ian Arons	vs.	Ariel Gaitan		IU	6-0,2-6,7-6
    5.  Paul Jacobson vs.	Patrick Johanson	IU	7-5,2-6,7-5
    6.  Brenden Storey	vs.	Keith Mauriello	IU	4-6,6-1,6-1
    
    Doubles
    1.  Derek Pope	vs.	Marcus Fluitt		IU	8-6
         Gabriel Montilla		Dan Spaner
    2.  Scott Lippitt	vs.	Jeff Morrison	IU	def.
         Andrew Held		Keith Mauriello	
    3.  Ian Arons	vs.	Mike Meier		IU	8-3
         Paul Jacobson		Ryan Dlowski	
    	
    
    Clemson University vs. Southern Illinois-Carbondale
    
    
         Clemson		SIU-Carbondale	       Winner
    Score
    Singles
    1.  Bruce Li	vs.	Mick Smyth		CU	6-2,6-0
    2.  Pablo Bellagamba	vs.	Kenny Hutz	CU	7-6,6-2
    3.  Sandon Barth	vs.	Jack Oxler	CU	6-2,6-3
    4.  Darren Knight	vs.	Kyle Henry	CU	6-1,6-1
    5.  Joey Hopke	vs.	Brian Etzkin		CU	6-0,6-2
    6.  Clay Fouse	vs.	Brian Ingle		SIU-C	6-4,6-7,6-3
    
    Doubles
    1.  Bruce Li	vs.	Mick Smyth		CU	8-1
         Darren Knight		Kenny Hutz
    2.  Pablo Bellagamba	vs. 	Jack Oxler	CU	8-1
         Joey Hopke		Kyle Henry
    3.  Sandon Barth	vs.	Brian Etzkin	CU	8-1
         Clay Fouse		Brian Ingle
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