Hoosiers Extend Winning Streak To Three With Win Over Southern Illinois
February 20, 1999 Hoosiers Extend Winning Streak To Three With Win Over Southern Illinois 6-1
Bloomington, Ind.-Indiana (5-2) finished a Saturday sweep with a victory over Southern Illinois 6-1. Earlier in the day, the Hoosiers breezed past Louisville 7-0. The men only lost one out of the fourteen matches played today.
The Hoosiers gained the only doubles point by winning all three matches. Gabriel Montilla and Rahman Smiley defeated Kenny Hutz and Valentine Epure 8-6. Milan Rakvica and Paul Jacobson defeated Gustavo Goncalves and Jack Oxler 8-4. Ian Arons and Ricardo Jordan won over Dante Santa Cruz and Tim Marsh 8-3.
The Hoosiers won five out of the six singles matches on their way to the victory. At No. 1, Ian Arons defeated Goncalves 6-3,6-1. At No. 2, Montilla knocked off Hutz 6-3,7-5. Rakvica was victorious at No. 3, defeating Oxler 6-3,6-1. At No. 5, Joey Balsiger was a straight set winner over Santa Cruz 6-4,6-4. Ari WIdlansky, playing at No. 6, defeated Marsh 6-3,6-3.
Coach Ken Hydinger, "Southern Illinois is a very good team. They have a lot of talent. We had an advantage, because we have had some very tough matches up to this point. It was a good win for us. We played a lot of tennis today and we had to play hard."
The Hoosiers will try to extend their three match winning streak next weekend at home, as they will face DePaul and Murray State on Saturday. The DePaul match will begin at 9 a.m. and the Murray State match will start at 3:30 p.m.
1. Ian Arons (IU) d. Gustavo Goncalves (SIU) 6-3,6-1
2. Gabriel Montilla (IU) d. Kenny Hutz (SIU) 6-3,7-5
3. Milan Rakvica (IU) d. Jack Oxler (SIU) 6-3,6-1
4. Valentine Eupre (SIU) d. Paul Jacobson (IU) 6-4,4-6,6-4
5. Joey Balsiger (IU) d. Dante Santa Cruz (SIU) 6-4,6-4
6. Ari Widlansky (IU) d. Tim Marsh (SIU) 6-3,6-3
1. Montilla/Rahman Smiley (IU) d. Hutz/Epure (SIU) 8-6
2. Jacobson/Rakvica (IU) d. Goncalves/Oxler (SIU) 8-4
3. Arons/Ricardo Jordan (IU) d. Santa Cruz/Marsh (SIU) 8-3
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