ITA REGION IV PREVIEW
November 3, 1999 ITA REGION IV PREVIEW
ON TAP...The men's tennis team sends five players up to Madison, Wisconsin to take part in the ITA Region IV Championship. The tournament will take place from Friday to Sunday and will include the best players ftom the region. Going to Madison for the Hoosiers will be senior George McGill, juniors Ian Arons, Milan Rakvica and Paul Jacobson and sophomore Rahman Smiley. Arons will be the 13th-seed in the singles draw and he received a first round bye. Rakvica and McGill also received first round byes, with Rakvica being the 17th-seed. Jacobson will take on Notre Dame's Andrew Laflin in the first round, while Rahman Smiley will take on Wisconsin's Adam Schumacher. In doubles, the Hoosiers will send two teams. Rakvica and Smiley will take on Ivica Primorac and Robert Topalo of Michigan State in the first round. Arons and Jacobson will take on Laith Al-Agba and Scott Myers of Purdue in the first round.
ITA REGION IV - HOOSIER FIRST ROUND MATCHES
1st Round - Singles
Rahman Smiley vs Adam Schumacher · Wisconsin
Paul Jacobson vs Andrew Laflin · Notre Dame
2nd Round - Singles (Players Receiving First Round Byes)
Ian Arons vs Jake Wilson · Iowa or Andreas Morfladakis · DePaul
George McGill vs Jorge Duenas · Minnesota or Ivica Primorac · Michigan St.
Milan Rakvica vs Goran Topalo · Michigan St. or Laith Al-Agba · Purdue
1st Round - Doubles
Rakvica/Smiley vs Ivica Primorac/Robert Topalo · Michigan State
Arons/Jacobson vs Laith Al-Agba/Scott Mayer · Purdue
REEBOK/ITA ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS...Indiana sent four players down to Austin, Texas to compete in the ITA/All-American Men's Tennis Championships the from October 14-18. The ITA/All-American Championship is the second leg of the Collegiate Grand Slam. Ian Arons picked up four wins and Milan Rakvica picked up three in the pre-qualifying round to advance to the qualifying round. Both lost in the first round. Gabriel Montilla and Rahman Smiley both lost in the pre-qualifying round. Montilla did however win three matches, while Smiley won two.
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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