IU Falls to Purdue,5-2
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.--The No. 59 Indiana men's tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision to its arch-rival, No. 62 Purdue on Saturday afternoon in West Lafayette. With the loss, the Hoosiers slip to 11-10 overall and 5-4 in Big Ten play while the Boilermakers improve to 10-11 overall and 5-5 in the conference.
A shift in the normal doubles competition proved to work as the Hoosiers earned the doubles point after Jakub Praibis/Dmytro Ishtuganov defeated Sounak Chatterjee/Filip Koziell at No. 2 and the new tandem of Ryan Recht/Tom Bagnato beat Paul Rose/Scott Warner at No. 3.
The change however, was not enough as the other Indiana point came when Neil Kenner defeated David Robinson, 6-4, 6-4 at the No. 3 spot.
It was a hard fought battle for the Hoosiers as all but one match went into three sets. Praibis lost to Paul Rose, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 at No. 1, Ryan Recht dropped his match to Troy Havens, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 at No. 2. Tom Bagnato was taken down by Chatterjee, 6-2, 4-6, 6-0 at No. 3, David Bubenicek was defeated by Colin Foster at No. 5, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 and lastly, McCarthy fell to Eric Hodgman, 6-2, 6-2.
Full Results from Saturday's match:
No. 62 Purdue 5, No. 59 Indiana 2
1. Paul Rose (PU) def. Jakub Praibis (IU) 2-6, 6-2, 7-6
2. Troy Havens (PU) def. Ryan Recht (IU) 7-6, 6-7, 6-3
3. Neil Kenner (IU) def. David Robinson (PU) 6-4, 6-4
4. Sounak Chatterjee (PU) def. Tom Bagnato (IU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-0
5. Colin Foster (PU) def. David Bubenicek (IU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 *
6. Eric Hodgman (PU) def. Ryan McCarthy (IU) 6-2, 6-2
1. Havens/Robinson (PU) def. McCarthy/Kenner (IU) 8-6
2. Praibis/Ishtuganov (IU) def. Chatterjee/Filip Koziell (PU) 9-8
3. Recht/Bagnato (IU) def. Rose/Scott Warner (PU) 8-6
The Cream and Crimson conclude their regular season with a dual match against the defending national champions and the No. 1-ranked team in the nation, the Illinois Fighting Illini tomorrow, April 25 at Noon in Champaign, Ill.
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