Hoosiers Top Hawkeyes (April 18, 2004)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind..--The No. 56 Indiana men's tennis team wrapped up its home season in a strong fashion as they topped the Iowa Hawkeyes, 7-0 Sunday afternoon at the IU Outdoor Tennis Courts. The win moves the Hoosiers to 11-9 overall and 5-3 in the Big Ten.
The Hoosiers dominated all afternoon, sweeping the doubles point first after Ryan Recht/John Stone took care of Sebastian Delgado/Chaitu Malempati, 8-4, Ryan McCarthy/Neil Kenner downed Aaron Schaechterle 9-8 (6), and Jakub Praibis/Dmytro Ishtuganov defeated Walter Valarezo/Jonny Hoak, 8-3.
In singles action, all six matches only went into two sets with every Hoosier capturing a victory. Praibis returned to his normal No. 1 position after taking yesterday off due to injury. The junior made sure to pick up right where he left off as he beat Delgado in two sets, 6-4, 6-3.
Praibis said it felt good to win today after yesterday's tough loss.
"We were all pretty frustrated yesterday," said Praibis. "The best healing for a tough loss like that is to win the day after, and that is just what we went out and did today."
Head Coach Ken Hydinger shared similar thoughts with Praibis.
"We had nothing to lose today," said Hydinger. "We came out and did a great job this afternoon. This win gets us to 5-3 in the conference, which is big for us. I was especially pleased with Ryan Recht and his performance this weekend. He really showed a lot of heart and maturity."
The Hoosiers are back in action on April 24-25 when they take on Purdue in West Lafayette on Saturday and Illinois in Champagne on Sunday. Both matches are set for Noon.
Full Results from Sunday's match
Indiana 7, Iowa 0
1.) No. 60 Jakub Praibis (IU) def. Sebastian Delgado (Iowa) 6-4, 6-3
2.) Ryan Recht (IU) def. Chaitu Malempati (Iowa) 6-4, 6-3
3.) Neil Kenner (IU) def. Walter Valarezo (Iowa) 6-2, 6-4
4.) Tom Bagnato (IU) def. Jonny Hoak (Iowa) 6-4, 6-3
5.) David Bubenicek (IU) def. Aaron Schaechterle (Iowa) 6-4, 6-1
6.) Dmytro Ishtuganov (IU) def. Matis Jasicek (Iowa) 6-2, 6-2
1.) Recht/Stone (IU) def. Delgado/Malempati (Iowa) 8-4
2.) Kenner/McCarthy (IU) def. Schatchterle/Jacicek (Iowa) 9-8 (6)
3.) Praibis/Ishtuganov (IU) def. Valarezo/Hoak (Iowa) 8-3
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