Senior Day Brings Clash with No. 20 Illinois
April 18, 2012
Indiana men's tennis (18-8, 5-4, ranked 36th) hosts Senior Day on Friday, when they play No. 20 Illinois at 3 p.m. ET. Seniors Jeremy Langer, Will Kendall and Stephen Vogl will be honored prior to the match for their accomplishments in four years in Bloomington. The Hoosiers will host Vincennes at 8 p.m. on Friday, and then close out the regular season with a Noon CT showdown at Northwestern on Sunday.
Indiana's three seniors will all finish their careers among the school's all-time winningest players. Langer has 100 career doubles wins, which is the most in IU history and his 188 combined singles and doubles wins are also the most in IU history. Kendall's 82 singles wins put him 11th all-time at Indiana, and Vogl's 90 doubles wins are the third most in school history.
Illinois comes to Bloomington with a record of 13-6 (7-2 in the Big Ten), and they are reeling a bit after losing three of their last five matches. The Illini are led by Dennis Nevolo, who is ranked seventh nationally, and Roy Kalmanovich, who ranks 30th nationally. Nevolo and Kalmanovich are also the 20th-ranked doubles tandem in the nation this season.
Northwestern is ranked 44th nationally and is 13-8, 6-3 this season. Spencer Wolf leads the Wildcats, and he is ranked 124th nationally in singles and 72nd nationally in doubles, playing with Spencer Graves. Northwestern has lost two of their last three matches.
Vincennes comes to town ranked third nationally among junior college programs.
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