ANOTHER BUSY WEEKEND ON TAP FOR HOOSIERS
October 5, 1999 ANOTHER BUSY WEEKEND ON TAP FOR HOOSIERS
On Tap...The Hoosiers will send players to two tournaments this weekend. The men taking the trip down to Texas for pre-qualifying at the Reebok/ITA Men's All-American Championship are Ian Arons, George McGill, Gabriel Montilla, Milan Rakvica and Rahman Smiley. Joey Balsiger, Ricardo Jordan and Ari Widlansky will compete for the Hoosiers as they travel to Louisville, Kentucky to compete at the Louisville Fall Invitational.
Last Week...Indiana competed at the Clemson Invitational this past weekend against players from Clemson, Furman, Wake Forest and North Carolina-Charlotte. Paul Jacobson was the lone Hoosier to pick up a Flight, going 4-0 to take Flight 3. At the top Flight, Milan Rakvica was also 4-0 on the weekend as he came in second place due to the number of games he lost. As a team, the Hoosiers went 15-9 in singles and 5-7 in doubles for the weekend.
Overall Records For the Weekend
Singles Flights Doubles Flights
No. 1 Milan Rakvica 4-0 Smiely/Rakvica 2-2
No. 2 Rahman Smiley 2-2 Jacobson/Widlansky 2-2
No. 3 Paul Jacobson 4-0 Balsiger/Storey 1-3
No. 4 Joey Balsiger 1-3
No. 5 Ari Widlansky 3-1
No. 6 Brendan Storey 1-3
Scouting Report...The Hoosiers return all ten players from a 14-10 team a year ago. Leading the Hoosiers this year will be seniors Gabriel Montilla, George McGill and Ricardo Jordan. Junior's Ian Arons, Paul Jacobson and Milan Rakvica all made huge jumps last year and will be looked on to make another huge jump this year. Sophomore Rahman Smiley rounds up last year's starting lineup.
Recapping Last Year...The Hoosiers made a huge jump last year as a team, finishing with a 14-10 overall record, while going 6-5 in the Big Ten and making it to the NCAA Tournament. Ian Arons became the Hoosiers No. 1 player in the beginning of the season and went on to get All-Big Ten First Team honors. George McGill went a perfect 10-0 during Big Ten singles play. Milan Rakvica, went on to win 30 matches in his first year on the team.
Coach Ken Hydinger...is in his 16th season as the Head Coach of the men's tennis team. He has a overall record of 233-158-1, while going 104-80 in the Big Ten. Coach Hydinger has been a coach at the collegiate level for 21 years, coaching at Southwest Missouri State and Mississippi before coming to Indiana. In his 20 years of coaching he has a record of 299-203-1.
Fax-On-Demand...All information regarding the 1998-99 men's tennis team is available via Fax-On-Demand. By dialing (770) 563-1131 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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