Men's Tennis

    Indiana Drops Close Match to Louisville, 4-3

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    News Update

    February 13, 2004

    Indiana Drops Close Match to Louisville, 4-3

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— The No. 53 Indiana men’s tennis team dropped a close 4-3 match to regional rival No. 61 Louisville Friday afternoon at the Bass Rudd Center in Louisville.
    With the loss, Indiana slips to 3-2 overall. Louisville bounced back from two-straight losses to improve to 4-4 on the season.

    The Cardinals took the doubles point after sweeping the Hoosiers. Matt Mayer and Jeremy Clark paired to beat Ryan Recht and John Stone 8-6 at No. 1. Octavian Nicodim and Jakob Gustaffson rolled 8-4 over Jakub Praibis and Dymtro Ishtuganov. Johnson and Javier Herrera staved off IU's Ryan McCarthy and Neil Kenner 9-7 at No. 3.

    In singles, junior Jakub Praibis continued his perfect campaign (5-0) after beating Octavian Nicodim 7-5, 6-1 at No. 1. Tom Bagnato was nipped by Jakob Gustafsson 7-5, 6-4 at No. 5. Sophomore Neil Kenner fell to Jhonny Berrido 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3. Johnson overcame McCarthy 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 at No. 4 to win the match.

    Full Results from Friday’s Match:


    1.) Jakub Praibis (I) def. Octavian Nicodim (L) 7-5, 6-1
    2.) Ryan Recht (I) def. Matt Mayer (L) 6-4, 6-3
    3.) Jhonny Berrido (L) def. Neil Kenner (I) 6-4, 6-4
    4.) Damar Johnson (L) def. Ryan McCarthy (I) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6
    5.) Jakob Gustafsson (L) def. Tom Bagnato (I) 7-5, 6-4
    6.) John Stone (I) def. Jeremy Clark (L) 3-6, 7-6, 7-6


    1.) Mayer/Clark (L) def. Recht/Stone (I) 8-6
    2.) Nicodim/Gustafsson (L) def. Ishtuganov/Praibis (I) 8-4
    3.) Johnson/Herrera (L) def. McCarthy/Kenner (I) 9-7

    Indiana returns to action Feb. 21 & 22 as they host Ball State and Western Michigan. Saturday’s match with the Cardinals is set for Noon, and Sunday’s match with the Broncos will be played at 2:30 p.m.




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