Home Games On Tap For Hoosiers Weekend
February 9, 1999 Home Games On Tap For Hoosiers Weekend
On Tap: The men will remain at home this weekend as they will take on Louisville on Friday at 6 p.m. and #33 Purdue on Sunday at 3 p.m. Last year, Indiana lost to Purdue 6-1 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Both matches will take place at the IU Tennis Center.
Indiana Winter Invitational: The Hoosiers played extremely well last weekend as they hosted three teams in the top 52 ranked teams, in Kentucky, Arkansas and Clemson. The men won three out of the eight singles flights, with Gabriel Montilla, George McGill and Rahman Smiley winning their respective flights. In doubles, the Hoosiers did not win any flights, but finished with a record of 8-4 during the three day tournament.
Recapping The Fall: The Hoosiers had a strong fall tournament season, led by sophomores Milan Rakvica (9-1 singles, 7-1 doubles), Paul Jacobson (9-1, 7-2), and Ian Arons (5-4, 7-4). Also making solid contributions juniors Gabriel Montilla (5-3, 8-4), George McGill (3-0, 3-1) and Ricardo Jordan (6-2 doubles). Freshman Rahman Smiley made an impressive debut after overcoming an early season injury, finishing with a 7-1 doubles record.
Head Coach Ken Hydinger... is entering his 15th season as the Head Coach at Indiana University. He has accumulated a 219-148-1 overall record, while he earning a 98-75 Big Ten record. He has been coaching at the collegiate level for 18 years, coaching at Mississippi State and Southwest Missouri State, before coming to Indiana. During his 18 years of coaching he has collecting 285 victories, with 193 losses and one tie.
Scouting Report: Without a senior on the team this year, the Hoosiers will be looking for leadership from Juniors George McGill and Gabriel Montilla. Montilla finished last year with a 18-19 singles record, while playing at the number 2 position. McGill finished with a 13-10 singles record, and will looked at to contribute more this year. Sophomore Ian Arons lead the Hoosiers in victories last year with 23. In doubles, the team does not have any teams returning from last year. They will look for stability from Montilla and fellow Junior Ricardo Jordan.
Looking to the Future: After this weekend, the Hoosiers will travel to Ball State on February 18 and then return home to face Southern Illinois and Eastern Kentucky on February 20.
Fax-On-Demand: All information regarding the 1998-99 men's tennis tam is available via Fax-On-Demand. You can receive information by calling (770) 399-3066 from your fax machine. To gain access about Indian's tennis program, you first have to access the Big Ten Conference (282). From there you may selected from the following to gain information about Indiana's tennis: Entire release & results (1520); latest roster & schedule updates (1521); Last match report (1522).
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