Men's Tennis

    Hoosiers Face Michigan and Michigan St.

    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!
    Hoosiers Face Michigan and Michigan St.

    On Tap: The Hoosiers (10-6, 2-2 Big Ten) continue their homestand this weekend with matches against Michigan and Michigan State. The Hoosiers will face Michigan on Saturday at noon and then face Michigan State on Sunday at noon. Michigan comes into the match ranked #43 and with a 11-1 record (4-0 Big Ten). Last year, the Hoosiers were defeated by Michigan in Bloomington 6-1. Michigan State comes into the match with a record of 7-8 (3-0 Big Ten). The Hoosiers won a home match against them last year 4-3, but lost in the Big Ten tournament to them 4-3.

    Weekend Recap: The Hoosiers lost a heartbreaker on Saturday to #38 Minnesota 4-3. After winning the doubles point, the Hoosiers split the first four singles matches to go up 3-2. The Hoosies, however, were unable to win either of the three set 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 11-match winning streak. He is 24-8 on the season (second best on the team), while posting a 13-3 dual record (3-1 in the Big Ten). Jacobson, has also been outstanding. Playing at the No. 5 position, he leads the team in wins with a 25-7 record and has won five out of his last six matches. In dual matches, he has posted 13-3 record (3-1 in the Big Ten).

    Arons and Jordan: The doubles team of Ian Arons and Ricardo Jordan have posted an overall record of 16-4 in matches this year. Since the dual match season has come along they have posting a 13-3 record, while going 3-1 in the Big Ten. Arons is also currently 3-1 in the Big Ten in singles, while playing at the No. 1 position.

    McGIll Hits 40: Junior George McGill continued his excellent play with a win over Minnesota on Saturday. With the win McGill registered his 40th career singles victory at Indiana. He's record now a stands at a perfect 4-0 at the No. 3 position for the Big Ten season.

    Potpourri: Gabriel Montilla has accumulated a 17-15 singles record, while playing at the No. 2 position...Freshman Rahman Smiley has an 9-9 singles record this spring.

    Numbers Game: In the current ITA Rankings released today, the Hoosiers moved up to the #49 spot. They moved up nine spots from their pervious ranking of #58 in the March 23 Rankings.

    Head Coach Ken Hydinger... is entering his 15th season as the Head Coach at Indiana University. He has accumulated a 229-154-1 overall record, while he earning a 100-77 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 295 victories, with 199 losses and one tie.

    Looking to the Future: The Hoosiers will be away next weekend as they face two Big Ten opponents. April 17, they will travel to Champaign, IL, for a match against Illinois at 1 p.m. Then on Sunday, April 18, they will face Northwestern in Evanston, IL at noon.

    Fax-On-Demand: All information regarding the 1998-99 men's tennis team is available via Fax-On-Demand. You can receive information by calling (770) 399-3066 from your fax machine. To gain access about Indian's tennis program, you first have to access the Big Ten Conference (282). From there you may selected from the following to gain information about Indiana's tennis: Entire release & results (1520); latest roster & schedule updates (1521); Last match report (1522).




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