Hoosiers Face #36 Minnesota
Hoosiers Face #36 Minnesota
On Tap: The Hoosiers (10-5, 2-1 Big Ten) return home this weekend after a month long road trip for one match. On Saturday, they face #36 Minnesota in a Big Ten matchup at noon. Minnesota comes into the match with a 7-8 overall record, while posting a 1-0 record in the Big Ten with a win over Ohio State. They currently riding a two game losing streak with loses last weekend to #17 Pepperdine 5-2 and #10 Southern California 4-3.
Weekend Recap: The Hoosiers swept their weekend matches over Ohio State and Penn State. They defeated Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday 5-2. They took the doubles point and won four of the singles matches. On Sunday, they traveled to State College, PA to defeat Penn State 4-3. In the match they took four out of the six singles matches.
Super Sophomores: Paul Jacobson and Milan Rakvica have been outstanding for the Hoosiers so far this season. Rakvica, playing at the No. 4 position, is currently riding a 10-match winning streak. He is 23-8 on the season (second best on the team), while posting a 12-3 dual record (2-1 in the Big Ten). Jacobson, has also been outstanding. Playing at the No. 5 position, he leads the team in wins with a 25-6 record and is currently on a five-match winning streak. In dual matches, he has posted a team leading 13-2 record (3-0 in the Big Ten).
Arons and Jordan: The doubles team of Ian Arons and Ricardo Jordan have posted an overall record of 15-4 in matches this year. Since the dual match season has come along they have posting a 12-3 record, while going 2-1 in the Big Ten.
Potpourri: Gabriel Montilla has accumulated a 17-14 singles record, while playing at the No. 2 position...Freshman Rahman Smiley has an 9-8 singles record this spring...With two wins last weekend, Arons is now 3-0 in Big Ten play.
Numbers Game: In the lasted ITA Rankings, the Hoosiers are ranked 58th in the nation. They moved up 17 spots from the previous rankings.
Head Coach Ken Hydinger... is entering his 15th season as the Head Coach at Indiana University. He has accumulated a 219-148-1 overall record, while he earning a 98-75 Big Ten record. He has been coaching at the collegiate level for 18 years, coaching at Mississippi State and Southwest Missouri State, before coming to Indiana. During his 18 years of coaching he has collecting 285 victories, with 193 losses and one tie.
Looking to the Future: The Hoosiers will continue the home stretch next weekend with matches against Michigan and Michigan State. On April 10, the Hoosiers will face Michigan and on April 11, the Hoosiers will face Michigan State. Both games will start at noon.
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