July 16, 2012
GRANBY, Quebec -
Indiana's Isade Juneau and Samuel Monette are getting some valuable experience this summer, playing alongside the professionals in an ATP Challenger Tour Event called the Challenger Banque Nationale de Granby. Juneau played his way through the qualifying bracket to get into the meet in singles, and Monette was let in as a wild card, as were the pair in doubles. The two Hoosiers lost their doubles match on Monday.
The two lost their opening round doubles match to Richard Bloomfield of Great Britain and Toshihide Matsui of Japan. They fell 2-6, 6-7 (4). Matsui has an ATP Ranking in both singles and doubles, and Bloomfield is currently ranked No. 381 in the world in singles play. Both have been professional players for 10+ years.
Juneau and Monette will both play singles matches on Tuesday. Juneau has earned five points toward an ATP ranking by advancing through the qualifying, and further wins in the tournament would move him up the ATP ranks considerably. Juneau earned first team All-Big Ten honors this year and enters his senior season in the fall. Monette is an incoming freshman for the Hoosiers, but won numerous Canadian National titles as a Junior and promises to be a strong player for the Hoosiers.
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