Hoosiers Eliminated in Big Ten Singles Championships
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Minneapolis, Minn. - The men's tennis teams impressive run at the Big Ten Singles Championships came to an end today. Ryan Recht and Jakub Praibis, the two Hoosiers that remained in the main draw after day one, were unable to continue the momentum that got them into the Round of 16.
In the round of 16, Praibis was defeated 6-0, 6-1, by seventh-seeded and eventual champion Vincent Ng from Ohio State. Teammate Recht suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of Purdue's Andrew Wakefield, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3.
The remaining Hoosiers were placed in the singles consolation after the first day of the competition.
Jullien Vulliez saw the most action for Indiana, competing three times throughout the day. In the second round of the singles consolation, Vulliez defeated Malcolm Scatliffe from PSU, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6, and went on to meet Scatliffe's teammate Todd Stecko. Vulliez moved pasted Stecko, 6-4, 6-4, to meet up with his third Nittany Lion of the day, Mark Barry. Vulliez was unable to get past Barry, falling, 6-0, 7-6.
Tommy Bagnato fell in the second round of the consolation draw to Northwestern's Chuck Perrin, 7-5, 6-4.
In his first match up of the day, Victor Libel defeated Joel Cunney from Ohio State, 6-4, 6-3, but was then eliminated in round two of the singles consolation by Promod Dabir from Illinios after the match was retired with the score 5-2 in the first.
Indiana will return to action when it hosts Murray State on January 18 at 10 a.m. to open the spring dual match season.