Hoosiers Wrap Up Regular Season at Home This Weekend
April 18, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The #41 Indiana University men's tennis team (14-7, 4-4 Big Ten) hosts a pair of matches over the weekend to conclude the regular season schedule. Hoosier fans will bid farewell to a trio of seniors in Michael McCarthy, Dara McLoughlin and Thomas Richter as they play their last match in Bloomington on Sunday.
The weekend will begin with a contest versus #15 Michigan (17-3, 7-1) on Friday. That match is scheduled to begin at noon and will be held outside on the IU Varsity Tennis Courts if the weather permits. In the case of inclement conditions, the match will be moved indoors to the IU Tennis Center located right next to the outdoor tennis courts.
Sunday will bring a noon showdown with #42 Penn State (14-9, 5-3). That match will go a long ways toward determining whether or not the Hoosiers start their Big Ten Tournament competition next Thursday or Friday as ...
... If the Big Ten Tournament were to start this weekend, the IU Hoosiers would earn the sixth seed and play a first round match. However, with two matches remaining Indiana controls their own destiny in terms of moving up to the No. 5 seed and seizing a first-round bye. A pair of Hoosier victories this weekend would guarantee the Cream and Crimson the coveted opening round free pass.
DOUBLES WITH DARA
SINGLING OUT Michael McCarthy
Senior Michael McCarthy has been the Hoosiers' most efficient singles player this spring, winning at a 73.7% (14-5) clip in dual matches. The Cincinnati, Ohio native has also excelled in conference action by winning four of six singles Big Ten contests. His overall singles winning percentage of 72.0% (18-7) is also the highest among the team.
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