Men's Tennis

    Hoosiers Host Harvard at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday

    Go Hoosiers! Sophomore Stephen Vogl
    Go Hoosiers!
    Sophomore Stephen Vogl
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 18, 2010

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    The Hoosiers host the Harvard Crimson for the first time in a decade on Sunday, Feb. 21. The match, a 9:30 a.m. ET start, pits the No. 49 Hoosiers against a Harvard squad ranked 62nd in the country. Indiana enters the showdown coming off of two dominating wins over unranked opponents, while the Crimson are riding a four-match winning streak that included a win at the ECAC Championships. Harvard holds a 4-2 record on the season.

    The meeting between the two schools will be the third all-time in men's tennis. The schools have split the series with the Hoosiers winning the last battle, a 5-2 victory in March 2000 over the then-No. 24 Crimson. The Hoosiers have squared off with teams from the Ivy League just four times and IU has come away with a 3-1 record. The last time the Hoosiers battled an Ivy League opponent was 2001, when IU downed Brown by a 7-0 tally.

    LAST TIME OUT
    Indiana defeated Butler 7-0 and Tennessee Tech 7-0 in the first home matches of the season. The Hoosiers didn't lose a single set on the day and got dominant play from freshman Josh MacTaggart. In two singles matches, MacTaggart lost only one game.

    MacTaggart defeated Justin Kirstein of Tennessee Tech by a 6-0, 6-0 tally, and then in match number two MacTaggart won 11 straight games before falling once. He defeated Butler's Bryce Warren 6-0, 6-1.

    The Hoosiers never lost a set on the day. Sophomore Jeremy Langer gave up only four games in his two matches. Maxime Armengaud and Lachlan Ferguson gave up only two games in two matches at number two doubles. The duo defeated Butler's Lenz Theodor and Zach Ervin by an 8-0 tally.

    DOMINATING WINS OVER BUTLER AND TENNESSEE TECH BY IU
    Indiana defeated Butler 7-0 and Tennessee Tech 7-0 in the first home matches of the season. The Hoosiers didn't lose a single set on the day and got dominant play from freshman Josh MacTaggart. In two singles matches, MacTaggart lost only one game.

    MacTaggart defeated Justin Kirstein of Tennessee Tech by a 6-0, 6-0 tally, and then in match number two MacTaggart won 11 straight games before falling once. He defeated Butler's Bryce Warren 6-0, 6-1.

    The Hoosiers never lost a set on the day. Sophomore Jeremy Langer gave up only four games in his two matches. Maxime Armengaud and Lachlan Ferguson gave up only two games in two matches at number two doubles. The duo defeated Butler's Lenz Theodor and Zach Ervin by an 8-0 tally.

    IU'S SCHEDULE CHANGES
    Indiana men's tennis coach Randy Bloemendaal has announced three changes to his team's schedule. The Hoosiers' battle with Kentucky has been rescheduled for March 24 and the time of the dual with Harvard has been moved to 9:30 a.m. ET on Feb. 21.

    Kentucky, originally scheduled to be in Bloomington on Feb. 13, will visit for a 1 p.m. showdown on March 24. The Harvard meeting has been moved forward to 9:30 a.m. to ease travel considerations for the Crimson.

    With the move of the Kentucky dual match, Cleveland State will no longer be visiting Bloomington on Feb. 13.

    HOOSIERS FALL TO NO. 10 REBELS
    The Hoosiers were unable to keep up with the 10th-ranked Ole Miss Rebels, as they fell 4-0 to close out the ITA Kickoff Weekend. Indiana moves to 1-1 on the season.

    Josh MacTaggart lost in two highly contested sets, winning five games in the first set and falling in a tiebreaker in the second set.

    HOOSIERS OPEN WITH A 4-2 WIN OVER NO. 52 COLUMBIA
    Indiana opened the dual match slate of their season against No. 52 Columbia on Saturday. The No. 50 Hoosiers were up to the task, riding key wins from sophomores Jeremy Langer and Will Kendall to a 4-2 win.

    After winning the doubles point with wins at number one and three, Langer got things rolling in singles. He won in a hard-fought two-set match by a 7-5, 7-6 (5) score. With a 2-0 lead, the Hoosiers were in control.

    But then Columbia started the comeback, winning at number one and number three in three-set matches.

    Freshman Josh MacTaggart won in straight sets at number four, defeating Cyril Bucher 6-2, 7-6 (1). With the win, the Hoosiers led 3-2 with sophomores Kendall and Maxime Armengaud on court at numbers five and six.

    After falling behind early, Kendall battled back for a win in a tiebreaker in the first. He then went on to take the second convincingly for a 7-6 (4), 6-3 final score. His win clinched the score.

    UP TO THE HOKIE CHALLENGE
    Indiana won three singles titles and a doubles title after finishing out the Hokie Challenge on Jan. 24. The Hoosiers got titles from freshmen Josh MacTaggart and Isade Juneau and sophomore Stephen Vogl. Juneau and sophomore Maxime Armengaud also combined for the title in flight D of doubles action.

    MacTaggart won the C flight with a win over Tim Hewitt of Auburn (6-2, 6-2). Juneau won the G flight with a win over Auburn's Nick Maurillo (6-2, 6-2). Vogl won flight H by beating Oliver Strecker of Auburn (6-4, 6-2).

    Armengaud and Juneau defeated Strecker and Lucas Lopasso 8-3 to win the D flight.

    MACTAGGART IS BIG TEN'S BEST
    Freshman Josh MacTaggart made a good fall into a great fall on Nov. 2, 2009, winning the Big Ten Singles Tournament. MacTaggart's Big Ten title is the first by a Hoosier since Bill Rennie won the singles crown in 1977. The freshman has suffered only one defeat in his freshman campaign. MacTaggart defeated Chris Madden of Michigan in three sets in the tournament final. He claimed the victory by a 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 tally.

    MacTaggart advanced to the final after a semifinal win over Jason Lee of Penn State. The freshman won his semifinal match by a score of 6-1, 7-5. MacTaggart has one loss on the season, a semifinal loss at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships.

    The Big Ten Singles Championship wrapped up the fall slate of competition for the Hoosiers.

     

     

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