IU Nipped by No. 38 South Florida
TAMPA, Fla.-- The No. 64 Indiana men's tennis team wrapped up its spring trip in Tampa, Fla., with a decisive 4-3 loss to the 38th-ranked South Florida Bulls Friday afternoon at the USF Varsity Tennis Courts.
The Hoosiers slip to 6-7 on the season, while the Bulls improve to 9-3 overall.
Indiana was swept in the doubles competition as No. 31 Ryan Recht and John Stone fell to Paco Antelo and Renato Silveria, 8-3; Dmytro Ishtuganov and Jakub Praibis lost to Uli Kiendl and Karim Benmansour, 8-5 and Neil Kenner and Ryan McCarthy were defeated by Fredy Barton and Andy Maroldt, 8-4.
IU's only victories in singles came from 59th-ranked Praibis who downed Kiendl, 2-6, 6-3, -5, Kenner who took care of Silverira in two sets, 6-2, 7-5 and Stone who beat German Escallon, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4.
Indiana returns to action on Saturday, March 27 when they host the Wisconsin Badgers. Match time is set for Noon.
Full Results from Friday's match:
No. 38 South Florida 4, No. 64 Indiana 3,
1.#59 Jakub Praibis (IU) def. Uli Kiendl (USF), 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
2.Fredy Barton (USF) def. Ryan Recht (IU), 7-5, 6-4
3.Neil Kenner (IU) def. Renato Silveira (USF), 6-2, 7-5
4.Andy Maroldt (USF) def. Tom Bagnato (IU), 6-3, 6-3
5.Paco Antelo (USF) def. Dmytro Ishtuganov (IU), 6-4, 6-1
6.John Stone (IU) def. German Escallon (USF), 3-6, 7-6, 6-4
1.Paco Antelo/Renato Silveira (USF) def. No. 31 Ryan Rect./John Stone (IU), 8-3
2.Uli Kiendl/KArim Benmansour (USF) def. Dmytro Ishtuganov/Jakub Praibis (IU),
3.Fredy Barton/Andy Maroldt (USF) def. Neil Kenner/Ryan McCarthy (IU), 8-4
The Hoosiers continue their spring trip in Tampa and get ready to take on No. 38 the University of South Florida on Friday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m. at the USF Varsity Tennis Courts.
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