Praibis Into Quarterfinals
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Indiana senior Jakub Praibis advanced to the quarterfinal round of the main draw at the Wilson/Intercollegiate Midwest Regional Men's Tennis Championships on Sunday afternoon on the campus of the University of Michigan.
Praibis, seeded No. 1 in the tournament, defeated Notre Dame's Patrick Buchanan, 6-2, 6-3, in the round of 16.
"Jakub played really well," said Head Coach Ken Hydinger. "He struggled to get going at the beginning of the tournament, but with each match he is getting into his groove. He is hitting the ball better and better each match."
The Litomerice, Czech Republic, product will battle Michigan's Brian Hung, the No. 12 seed, in Monday's quarterfinal at 9 a.m.
"Brian Hung is a very quick player, that can mix in a lot of shots," said Hydinger. "I expect the match to go the distance with some very long points."
Freshman Michael McCarthy fell in his round of 16 match, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5, to Stephen Bass of Notre Dame.
"Mike is getting better with each match," said Hydinger. "He is a very fit athlete and is hungry to play. He will continue to improve with each opportunity he gets to play."
In doubles action, the duos of senior Ryan Recht and junior John Stone, along with Praibis and junior Dmytro Ishtuganov won their second matches of the tournament before falling in the round of 16.
Recht and Stone downed Damar Johnson and Octavian Nicodim of Louisville (8-3), before falling to Ryan Heller and Hung of Michigan (8-6). Praibis and Ishtuganov bested Eric Winn and Paul Haley of Cleveland State (8-2), before being ousted by Michigan State's Andrew Formanczyk and Nicks Rinks (8-2).
The pair of senior Ryan McCarthy and his brother Michael lost to Western Michigan's Jose Orozco and Brady Crosby by the score of 8-2.
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