Hoosiers continue to roll at Winter Invite
="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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