Blank Southern Indiana, 7-0
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - On a blustery afternoon at the Varsity Courts, the No. 62 Indiana men's tennis team defeated Southern Indiana by the score of 7-0 on Saturday. With the win, the Hoosiers are now 5-8, while the Eagles fell to 2-3 on the campaign.
IU swept all three doubles matches and claimed the six contests en route to the win.
The top Indiana doubles tandem of senior Ryan Recht and junior John Stone bested sophomore Joe Epky and freshman Jarrod Epky by the margin of 8-5.
Senior Jakub Praibis and junior Dmytro Ishtuganov, ranked 57th in the country, won 8-0 at No. 2, and senior Tom Bagnato and freshman Dara McLoughlin captured an 8-4 win at the No. 3 slot. Praibis and Ishtuganov pushed their spring slate to 9-1, while Bagnato and McLoughlin earned their first win as a doubles team.
In singles play, Praibis, ranked 56th in the nation, downed Joe Epkey, 7-6 (4), 6-3 at the No. 1 spot. Recht backed him up at No. 2, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, over Jarrod Epkey. Praibis is now 14-7 overall and 10-3 this spring, while Recht earned his fifth singles conquest of the year.
Junior Neil Kenner won 6-2, 6-1 over senior Nim Shetty at No. 3, and Bagnato upended junior Ryan Hughes, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 4.
Ishtuganov and McLoughlin won their second matches of the day, this time in singles action, at No. 5 and 6, respectively.
The Hoosiers will return to the courts on Sunday, March 20, against Toledo. The match is slated to begin at noon.
No. 62 Indiana 7, Southern Indiana 0
IU Varsity Tennis Courts
1. #56 Jakub Praibis (IU) def. Joe Epkey (USI) 7-6 (4), 6-3
2. Ryan Recht (IU) def. Jarrod Epkey (USI) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
3. Neil Kenner (IU) def. Nim Shetty (USI) 6-2, 6-1
4. Tom Bagnato (IU) def. Ryan Hughes (USI) 6-0, 6-1
5. Dmytro Ishtuganov (IU) def. Andrew McGuire (USI) 6-1, 6-0
6. Dara McLoughlin (IU) def. Kyle Taylor (USI) 6-4, 6-1
1. Ryan Recht/John Stone (IU) def. Joe Epkey/Jarrod Epkey (USI) 8-5
2. #57 Dmytro Ishtuganov/Jakub Praibis (IU) def. Ryan Hughes/Nim Shetty (USI) 8-0
3. Dara McLoughlin/Tom Bagnato (IU) def. Kyle Taylor/ Evan Luttrell (USI) 8-4
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