Men's Tennis

    Hoosiers breeze by Ball State

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    ="breeze"> February 24, 1998

    Hoosiers breeze by Ball State

    Bloomington, IN--Indiana improved to 2-0 on the season after defeating regional opponent Ball State on Tuesday night. The Hoosiers took 5 of 6 singles matches and 2 of 3 doubles contests as they won rather easily, 6-1.

    The Hoosiers lone singles loss was at the number one position where Derek Pope lost a 6-4,6-4 decision to Bryan Smith. Smith came into the contest ranked 26th in the nation and 2nd in the nation. The Hoosiers got strong play from Gabriel Montilla and Scott Lippitt once again. Montilla topped Ball States number two player Ryan Baxter, 6-3,6-4 while Lippitt won at the number three slot, 6-4,6-2.

    In doubles, the Hoosiers took the top two spots before falling in the 3rd match. Pope and Montilla combined to defeat the 41st nationally ranked team of Smith and Patrick Vizzone, 8-6. The number two doubles team of Andrew Held andScott Lippit also won, defeating Baxter and Kevin Donovan, 8-6.

    The Hoosiers return to action this weekend as they face Murray State and Northern Illinois this Saturday.

    Indiana				Ball State	Winner	Score
    1.  Derek Pope		vs.	Bryan Smith	BSU	6-4,6-4
    2.  Gabriel Montilla	vs.	Ryan Baxter	IU	6-3,6-4
    3.  Scott Lippitt	vs.	Patrick Vizzone	IU	6-4,6-2
    4.  George McGill	vs.	Kevin Donovan	IU	6-1,6-3
    5.  Andrew Held		vs.	Juan Fernandez	IU	6-1,6-3
    6.  Ian Arons		vs.	J.D. Hall	IU	6-4,6-2
    Doubles:
    1.  Derek Pope/		vs.	Bryan Smith/	IU	8-6
         Gabriel Montilla		Patrick Vizzone
    2.  Andrew Held/	vs.	Ryan Baxter/	IU	8-6
         Scott Lippitt		Kevin Donovan	
    3.  Ian Arons/		vs.	J.D. Hall/	BSU	8-4
         Paul Jacobson		Juan Fernandez
    



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