Men's Tennis

    HOOSIERS BACK ON TRACK WITH WIN OVER PENN STATE

    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!
    April 18, 1998

    HOOSIERS BACK ON TRACK WITH WIN OVER PENN STATE

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana men's tennis team put an end to a five match losing streak today with a 5-2 victory over Penn State. The Hoosiers are now 8-10 overall and 3-5 in the Big Ten.

    At No. 1 singles, senior Derek Pope dropped the opening set, but recovered in time for a 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 victory over Penn State's Mike Griesser. Pope is now 7-13 overall and 3-4 in the conference.

    The squad also rolled off victories by Gabe Montilla, Scott Lippitt, and George McGill at No. 2, 3, and 4 singles, respectively. The overall match was well-contested all day as four of the six singles matches went to a deciding third set.

    During doubles play, Indiana secured the point with victories at both No. 1 and No. 2. The duo of Derek Pope and Gabe Montilla ran their conference record to 4-4 with a tight 8-6 victory over Colin Smeeton and Marc Dorfman. The team of George McGill and Scott Lippitt were victorious 8-4, but Brenden Storey and Ricardo Jordan fell by the same score.

    The Hoosiers will host Notre Dame at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

    INDIANA PSU WINNER SCORE

    1. Derek Pope vs. Mike Griesser Indiana 2-6,7-5,7-6

    2. Gabe Montilla vs. Colin Smeeton Indiana 6-7,7-6,6-3

    3. Scott Lippitt vs. Marc Dorfman Indiana 6-4,6-4

    4. George McGill vs. Eric Meditz Indiana 6-3,3-6,6-4

    5. Ian Arons vs. Jeff Martini Penn State 3-6,6-4,7-5

    6. Paul Jacobson vs. Matt Nielsen Penn State 6-3,6-4

    Joey Belsiger vs. Terry Green Indiana 6-3,6-1 (exhib.)

    DOUBLES

    1. Derek Pope/Gabe Montilla (IU) 8-6 vs.
    Smeeton/Dorfman (PSU)

    2. George McGill/Scott Lippitt (IU) 8-4 vs.
    Griesser/Meditz (PSU)

    3. Brenden Storey/Ricardo Jordan (IU) vs.
    Martini/Accardi (PSU) 8-4




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