Feb. 26, 2007
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - No. 63 Indiana faces a pair of ranked opponents this week, playing No. 69 DePaul on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in a match that was rescheduled from Feb. 15. Indiana also opens Big Ten play with the conference's top team, No. 2 Ohio State, on Saturday, March 3.
LAST TIME OUT
Indiana fell to No. 33 Kentucky its last time out, 5-2. Indiana earned singles wins from junior Dara McLoughlin at No. 2 and senior Arnaud Roussel at No. 5 in the loss.
No. 69 DePaul is 7-5 on the season and have dropped their last two matches, 6-1 to Drake and 5-2 to No. 72 Nebraska. George Wang competes at No. 1 singles for DePaul, while Austin Doerner and Jose Moncada make up the No. 1 doubles team.
No. 2 Ohio State is 11-1, falling only to No. 1 Georgia, 4-0, on Feb. 19. Five of Ohio State's players are ranked in singles, led by No. 14 Steven Moneke, while three teams are ranked in doubles, led by 13th-ranked Bryan Koniecko and Moneke.
HOOSIERS IN ITA RANKINGS
In the fifth Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings of the 2006-07 season, released on Feb. 21, the Hoosiers are ranked at No. 63. Indiana began the dual-match season ranked 58th. The next rankings will be released on Tuesday, Feb. 27.
BUBENICEK HONORED BY BIG TEN
Senior David Bubenicek was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Jan. 18 for his performance in Indiana's first matches of the spring campaign. He won his first two singles matches against Morehead State and IPFW, competing at No. 1. Bubenicek is currently 18-5 on the year in singles and 11-3 in doubles. Bubenicek was ranked at No. 48 in the first ITA singles rankings of the year.
MCLOUGHLIN STEPS UP
Junior Dara McLoughlin is 13-3 in doubles this season. He has teamed with both David Bubenicek (7-1) and Thomas Richter (6-2) this year. In singles, McLoughlin is 8-2 in the dual-match season and 14-5 overall.
RICHTER JOINS HOOSIERS FOR SPRING SEASON
Junior Thomas Richter, a transfer from Birmingham-Southern, has made an immediate impact after joining the Hoosiers for the spring season. Richter was ranked at No. 119 in April 2006 in the ITA singles rankings. He is 5-3 in singles and 5-3 in doubles this season with Dara McLoughlin.