Men's Tennis

    Hoosiers Complete Weekend at Clemson

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    October 4, 1998

    Hoosiers Complete Weekend at Clemson

    Clemson, S.C.--The Hoosiers men's tennis team kicked off their 1998 tournament season with the Clemson Fall Classic this past weekend. The Classic consists of six singles flights, and open singles bracket and three doubles flights. Playing in the seven team tournament along with Furman, Florida State, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Miami and Clemson, the Hoosiers picked up two championships and a finalist in the singles portion.

    The two Hoosiers that won the championship for their flights were Sophomore Paul Jacobson and Freshmen Milan Rakvika. Jacobson knocked of Ryan Bauer of Clemson 6-4,0-6,6-1, to win flight 4. Rakvica defeated Sandon Barth of Clemson 7-5,6-1 to win flight 6. Junior George McGill qualified for the finals going 3-0 in round robin play, but lost by default to Josh Goffi of Clemson. In other singles action, Sophomore Ian Arons played in the number one flight and ended the tournament with a 1-2 record. He defeated Lee Nickle of Furman today 5-7,6-4,6-1. Junior Gabriel Montilla finished the tournament strong winning his last two matches, defeating Drew Parker of Furman 6-1,7-5 and Roberto Saurez of Georgia Tech 7-6,6-4. Brendan Stroy cameback after losing his first two matches to defeat Furman's Lex Altman 6-3,6-4. In the open singles draw, Ricardo Jordan finished fourth while Joey Balsiger finished fifth. Jordan lost to Tim Bibby of Georgia Tech in the third place game 3-6,7-6,6-4. Competing in the fifth place game, Balsiger knocked off Clemson's Tyler Manring 6-3,6-3.

    The Hoosiers doubles teams also had a good showing, finishing off the tournament with only two loses in twelve matches. In flight one doubles, Montilla and Arons, finished with a 3-1 record. The flight two team of McGill and Jordan also posted a 3-1 record. Rakvica and Jacobson, the third flight team, finished 4-0, beating James Moechel and Patrick Furman of Furman 8-4 and Gerald Casas and Jeff Scarella of Florida State 8-5 today.

    The Hoosier's are now off for a couple weeks, until they compete in the Illinois Invitational from October 23 through the 25. For any questions about the team or interview requests, feel free to contact Alex Simon, Tennis SID, at (812) 855-9399.



     

     

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