DePaul, Murray State, Notre Dame Up Next For Hoosiers
February 23, 1999DePaul, Murray State, Notre Dame Up Next For Hoosiers
On Tap: The Hoosiers (5-2) continue their season with two matches at home on Saturday against Murray State and DePaul. The will play DePaul at 9 a.m. and then finish their day off with a match against Murray State at 3:30 p.m. Last year, the Hoosiers defeated Murray State 7-0. They will then step on the court on Monday, as they travel to South Bend, Indiana for a 1 p.m. match against #24 Notre Dame.
Weekend Sweep: The Hoosiers improved their record to 5-2 with three wins last weekend. On Thursday, they defeated Ball State 5-2. The Hoosiers won four out the six singles matches and two out of the three doubles matches. On Saturday, they defeated both Eastern Kentucky and Southern Illinois, dropping only one match in total against both opponents. They defeated Eastern Kentucky 7-0 by winning all nine matches and Southern Illinois 6-1, losing only one singels match.
Super Sophomores: There is no sophomore slump so far for this group of Hoosier sophomores. Paul Jacobson has the team lead with a 18-5 singles mark, including a 6-1 record in dual matches. Milan Rakvica, in his first season with the Hoosiers, has posted a 15-8 singles record, while going 4-3 in dual matches. Together, Jacobson and Rakvica have posted a 4-2 dual doubles record this season. Ian Arons, earned the number one singles position this fall, and so far has proved that he deserves it going 5-2 in dual matches, including an upset over Purdue's Cris James.
Three-Set Tendency: One of Coach Hydinger's goals cominginto the season was to have a well conditioned team. So far, the conditioning has paid off, as the Hoosiers have been extremely successful in three-set matches. Currently, the Hoosiers have won 30 out of 53 three-set matches, including a 10-6 record in dual matches. George McGill is a perfect 2-0 in dual matches, while Paul Jacobson leads the team with four wins (4-1).
Potpurri: Gabriel Montilla has accumulated a 16-7 singles record, which includes three wins last weekend...Freshman Rahman Smiley has an 8-4 singles record this spring...The top three doubles teams have combined for a 14-6 record in the seven matches this season...Ian Arons and Ricardo Jordan have posted a 6-1 record, at No. 3...At No. 2, Paul Jacobson and Milan Rakvica are 4-2...Smiley and Montilla are 4-3 at No. 1.
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 Mississipp0i State and Southwe0st Missouri State, before coming to Indiana. During his 18 years of coaching he has collecting 285 victories, with 193 losses and one tie.
Looking to the Future: The Hoosiers will begin a month long road trip next week, with two matches. On Monday, they will face #24 Notre Dame and on Thursday they will take on #26 Kentucky.
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