Men's Tennis Streak Ends With Loss To Minnesota 4-1
April 23, 2000 Men's Tennis Streak Ends With Loss To Minnesota 4-1
Minneapolis, Minn. - The men's tennis team's six-match winning streak came to end today with a 4-1 loss to #24 Minnesota. With the loss the Hoosiers will be the third seed in next weekend's Big Ten Championships. Indiana finished the regular season with a 15-5 overall record and a 7-3 Big Ten record. Minnesota improves to 20-5 overall and 9-1 in the Big Ten.
The Hoosiers lost the doubles point for the first time in six matches. At No. 1, 35th-ranked Ian Arons and Gabriel Montilla lost to 18th-ranked Thomas Haug and Michael Michalowski 8-6. At No. 2, George McGill and Milan Rakvica lost to Jorge Duenas and Harsh Mankad 8-5. At No. 3, Paul Jacobson and Rahman Smiley defeated Tyson Parry and Eric Robertson 9-8.
In singles, Indiana lost three of the four matches finished. At No. 1, 98th-ranked Rakvica was victorious over Mankad 6-3,6-2. At No. 2, Arons picked up the Hoosiers only point of the day with a win over Haug 4-6,6-0,6-2. At No. 5, Jacobson lost his match to Parry 7-6,6-1. At No. 6, Smiley was defeated by Jon Svennson 7-5,6-1.
With the match already decided the singles matches between Duenas and Montilla, and Michalowski and McGill were not finished.
The Hoosiers will host the Big Ten Men's Tennis Championships next Thursday
to Sunday. Action will begin Thursday morning at 9 a.m. The Hoosiers will
be in action Friday morning. Opponent and time will be determined after
all Big Ten matches are finished this weekend.
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