Hoosiers Play Five Matches Over Six Days in Florida
March 10, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana men's tennis team will embark on its spring break trip with five matches over six days in the state of Florida. Indiana will open with a pair of matches on March 13 in Daytona, Fla. IU will face North Florida and Colgate on Monday, March 13, before traveling to Tampa, Fla., to face South Florida on March 15. The Hoosiers will face Army on March 16 in Tampa and finish the week with a March 18 affair against Central Florida in Daytona. The trip will include the first ever meetings between IU and Colgate, North Florida and Army.
Mickey Gallagher leads the Raider singles players in victories with a 12-11 record, playing primarily at the No. 2 and No. 3 slots. Chris Innes is 7-14, including a 4-5 mark at the No. 1 position. In doubles, Gallagher and Marshall Wheeler own the top tandem mark for the Raiders at 7-7. The duo has played primarily at the No. 2 position, while it is 5-4. Innes and Martin MacIntyre comprised Colgate's No. 1 doubles team and are 5-9 on the year.
Scouting North Florida
Elad Gabay has the top singles mark for UNF at 13-7. He has played primarily at the No. 4 and 5 positions, compiling a 7-4 record. Matias Sigal and Jose Terrera round out the double-digit singles winner for the Ospreys. Sigal is 10-8 overall, including a 6-6 mark combined at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, while Terrera own an 11-8 mark, including a 8-4 mark in dual matches at No. 3 singles. Sigal and Terrera are 12-5 as a doubles pair with an 8-2 record at the No. 2 position. German Escallon and Leonardo Gomes are the No. 1 doubles teams for UNF at 11-6 overall and 7-3 in dual matches.
Scouting South Florida
The Hoosiers and Bulls have met on six occasions, with IU holding a 4-2 advantage. The last time the two teams met was on March 19, 2004, when USF defeated the Hoosiers, 4-3, in Tampa, Fla.
Eddie Kang leads Army in singles and doubles victories. He is 14-13 in singles and has an overall doubles mark of 14-11. Carl Fisher and Michael Good both own 12 singles victories for the Cadets. Good and Kang have teamed to for Army's No. 2 doubles team with an overall record of 12-11.
Scouting Central Florida
Last season, the Golden Knights were the Atlantic Sun champion and advanced to NCAA Tournament. In 2006, UCF has defeated Southern Mississippi (6-0), UAB (5-2), Memphis (4-3), Florida Atlantic (6-1), Bethune-Cookman (6-1), Rollins College (5-4) and Texas-San Antonio (5-2). All three Central Florida losses have come at the hands of ranked foes as it fell to Penn (4-3), Florida (7-0) and Miami (7-0). The most recent loss to Penn snapped a four-match winning streak.
The Hoosiers and Golden Knights have met on four occasions, but have not seen each other since the 1979 season. IU defeated UCF, 9-0, during that season.
Closing in on 300
"I have been blessed in many ways during my time here at IU," Hydinger said. "Some of those great memories were being around some elite coaches. I've been blessed to be in a good place and to have had some great competitors on my teams."
He will join a group of elite Hoosier coaches to surpass the 300-win barrier. In the history of IU Athletics, seven coaches have amassed 300 or more victories. Ironically enough, the two winningest current head coaches at IU are with the tennis programs in Hydinger and women's tennis head coach Lin Loring, who has 627 wins. Here is a look at the head coaches that have 300 wins at IU:
Head Coach (Sport) - Wins - Tenure at Indiana
Knocking off the Ranked
In the third and deciding set, McLoughlin was down a break early, but responded by winning four straight points to build 5-2 cushion. He served out the match for the 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory. McLoughlin evened his overall record at 11-11 and his mark against ranked opponents at 2-2. Earlier in the year, he defeated then-No. 115 Marc Spicijaric of Illinois at the ITA Midwest Regional.
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