Men's Tennis

    Hoosiers Pick Up Wins Over Murray State And Austin Peay

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    March 4, 2000

    Hoosiers Pick Up Wins Over Murray State And Austin Peay

    Bloomington, Ind. - The men's tennis team returned to its winning ways with victories over Murray State and Austin Peay today.

    The Hoosiers (7-2,1-1) began the day with a victory over Murray State 5-2. Indiana started the day by winning the two doubles matches played to win the doubles point. At No. 1, Ian Arons and Gabriel Montilla defeated Thiago Gondim 8-3. At No. 2, Paul Jacobson and George McGill won their match over Nikola Aracic and Sebastian Venjar 8-5.

    In Singles, the Hoosiers won three out of the five matches played. Milan Rakvica, playing at the No. 2 position, defeated Venjar 6-0,6-2. Jacobson was victorious in his match over Sundsten 6-2,6-2 at No. 4. Rahman Smiley, playing at No. 5, defeated Craig Mione 6-2,6-2.

    Indiana returned to the court in the afternoon to shutout Austin Peay 7-0. The team began the match by winning all three doubles. At No. 1, Arons and Montilla defeated Robert Powell and Steve White 8-3. At No. 2, George McGill and Ari Widlansky were victorious over Dominic Hall and Marcus Rutsche 8-2. At No. 3, Brendan Storey and Jacobson defeated Matthew Lancashire 9-8.

    The Hoosiers then came out and swept the six singles matches. Arons, playing at the No. 1 spot, rebounded from a three-set loss earlier in the day with a win over Keller 6-2,6-0. At No. 2, Montilla defeated Powell 6-3,6-1. McGill breezed past White 6-0,6-1 at No. 3. Smiley picked up his second win over the day with a victory over Hall 6-1,6-1 at No. 4. Widlansky, playing at the No. 5 position, won his match over Lancashire 6-1,6-1. At No. 6, Joey Balsiger defeated Oscar Lopez 6-4,6-2.

    Head Coach Ken Hydinger said, "It was a good days work. I think that we played a lot better in the second match then we did in the first. It is harder to play outside and some of the guys got tired. It was good to get into the mode of playing outside. Ari (Widlansky) and George (McGill) looked good at the No. 3 doubles position. We have been struggling at 3rd doubles, so we will look at that a little more. Now, we got some really big matches coming up. We have Harvard, who are a highly ranked team and Kentucky next Friday and Saturday. Hopefully, this will be a good start for us."

    The Hoosiers have a tough weekend next week with matches against Kentucky and Harvard in Lexington, Kentucky. On Friday, they will face Kentucky at 2 p.m. and then on Saturday, they have a match against Harvard at 2 p.m.



     

     

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