Hoosier To Face South Carolina In First Round of NCAA Championships
May 11, 1999 Hoosier To Face South Carolina In First Round of NCAA Championships
On Tap...The #40 Hoosiers will begin the NCAA Championships this weekend in Lexington, Kentucky. They will play South Carolina on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. With a win over the Gamecocks, the Hoosiers would advance to play either Kentucky or East Tennessee State in the second round on Sunday. South Carolina comes into the match as the 14th-ranked team in the country. The finished the season with a
NCAA Tournament...The finals of the NCAA Tournament will take place in Athens, Georgia on the campus of the University of Georgia. To win the championships the Hoosiers will have to win six matches in the 64 team draw. In their last appearance in the NCAA's the Hoosiers were defeated by Northwestern 4-1 in the first round.
Big Ten Tournament...The Hoosiers lost to Minnesota 4-0 in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament on April 30. The Hoosiers were able to pick up one win on the day as the doubles team of Ian Arons and Ricardo Jordan won. The men dropped the doubles point and the first the singles matches, before the match was decided.
Perfect Big Ten...Junior George McGill became the first men's tennis player to finish the Big Ten undefeated ending with a 10-0 record. McGill, playing at the No. 3 position, finished the season with a 19-5 overall record, while finishing the dual season with a 14-4 record.
30 Win Season...Despite have his 17-match winning streak snapped during the Big Ten Championships, Sophomore Milan Rakvica still finished the season with a 30-9 record. In his first year with the team, Rakvica lead the Hoosiers in wins (30) and dual wins (19)
Jacobson Bounces Back...Sophomore Paul Jacobson bounced back from a tough stretch of matches to finish the season with a win against Iowa. The win was Jacobson's second in three matches and he ended the regular season with a 27-11 singles record.
Doubles Team...The doubles team of sophomore Ian Arons and junior Ricardo Jordan have been the Hoosiers most consistent team so far this season. Since the Dual Match season started, they have posted a 18-4 overall record, while going 9-2 in the Big Ten. Overall, the No. 3 team, has posted an record of 22-5.
Potpourri...Junior Gabriel Montilla finished the season with a 21-17 record...Freshman Rahman Smiley finished the season strong ending with a 13-12 singles record...Montilla and Smiley are paired together as the No. 1 doubles unit and they posted a 15-14 overall record...Arons, the No. 1 singles player, has made his mark in Big Ten matches so far by posting a 4-6 record.
Coach Ken Hydinger...is in his 15th season as the Head Coach of the men's tennis team. He has a overall record of 233-157-1, while going 104-80 in the Big Ten. Coach Hydinger has been a coach at the collegiate level for twenty years, coaching at Southwest Missouri State and Mississippi before coming to Indiana. In his 20 years of coaching he has a record of 299-202-1.
Fax-on-Demand...All information regarding the 1998-99 men's tennis team is available via Fax-On-Demand. By dialing (770) 563-1161 you will be able to obtain Hoosier information. After dialing, you first need to put in the Big Ten Conference code (282), then to get men's tennis information you can either get: Entire releases and results (1520); latest roster and schedule (1521); last match reports (1522).
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