Men's Tennis

    NCAA Regional Match Preview

    Go Hoosiers! Senior Thomas Richter
    Go Hoosiers!
    Senior Thomas Richter
    Go Hoosiers!

    May 6, 2008

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The #38 Indiana University men's tennis team is making it's first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2001, under first-year Head Coach Randy Bloemendaal. It marks the Hoosiers' fifth appearance in the NCAAs all-time.

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    Indiana has drawn #39 Vanderbilt (13-9, 4-7 SEC) for their first-round match. The University of Mississippi is hosting the regional, and Indiana's match versus Vanderbilt is tentatively scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. eastern time. If the Hoosiers are to advance, they would play the winner of the #4 Mississippi vs. Marist match. That second round match is set for Sunday, May 11 at 1 p.m. eastern time.

    Indiana's doubles tandem of Phillip Eilers and Lachlan Ferguson are ranked #46 in the ITA's latest national rankings while Ryan Preston and Vijay Paul of Vanderbilt come in at #45. Preston can also be found in the singles rankings, slotted #53 in the country.

    The Hoosiers are 1-4 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, defeating Kentucky, 4-1, in 2000. Indiana leads the all-time series against Vanderbilt, 14-7, with the last match-up coming in 2005. Vanderbilt is 3-1 against the Big Ten this season with wins coming against Wisconsin, Michigan State and Northwestern. Their lone loss came at Michigan.

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