Men's Tennis

    Hoosiers Ranked in Fall Midwest Region Rankings

    Go Hoosiers! Senior Dmytro Ishtuganov is ranked 23rd in the ITA Fall Midwest Region Singles Rankings and along with fellow classmate Neil Kenner, is ranked ninth in the fall region doubles rankings.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Senior Dmytro Ishtuganov is ranked 23rd in the ITA Fall Midwest Region Singles Rankings and along with fellow classmate Neil Kenner, is ranked ninth in the fall region doubles rankings.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Dec. 6, 2005

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana men's tennis team had a pair of singles players and a doubles team ranked in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Fall Midwest Region Rankings. Senior Dmytro Ishtuganov and sophomore Dara McLoughlin were ranked 23rd and 28th, respectively, in the 30-player singles poll, while the duo of seniors Neil Kenner and Ishtuganov came in the 15-team doubles rankings at No. 9.

    Ishtuganov and McLoughlin are both coming off impressive runs in the Big Ten Indoor Singles Championships, Nov. 11-14. In the concluding tournament of the fall season, both Hoosiers advanced to the semifinal round of the 64-player main singles draw.

    Ishtuganov advanced to the finals of the event before falling to Wisconsin's Nolan Polly in a difficult three-set affair. Along his road to the finals, the Kiev, Ukraine native disposed of Ohio State's Bryan Koniecko, who was ranked 120th nationally, in straight sets. Koniecko is ranked 10th in the Midwest Region Rankings. Ishtuganov finished the fall campaign with a 7-4 record.

    McLoughlin finished the fall season with a 6-5 record, including a 1-1 mark against nationally-ranked foes. The Dublin, Ireland native defeated Illinois' Marc Spicijaric, who was 115th nationally, in the first round of the ITA Midwest Regional, 6-3, 7-5. It was the first victory over a ranked opponent for McLoughlin.

    Ishtuganov and Kenner finished the fall with a 5-3 record. The Hoosier duo advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Midwest Regional before falling in a hotly-contested match to the top-seeded and 19th-ranked team of Jeremy Clark and Jakob Gustafssen of Louisville, 9-8 (5). The Louisville duo is ranked fourth in the Midwest Region Rankings.

    Last season, the Hoosiers had the same number of singles players and one doubles team ranked in the Fall Midwest Rankings. Jakub Praibis was ranked 16th a season ago, while current sophomore Michael McCarthy was 26th during the fall of his rookie campaign. The doubles team of John Stone and Ryan Recht was ranked 11th in the fall doubles rankings last season.

    The Hoosiers are one of eight teams with multiple individuals ranked among the top 30 in the Midwest. Of those eight teams, six are from the Big Ten Conference.

    Indiana opens the spring season with a home doubleheader on Jan. 21. IU will face Butler at 9 a.m. in the Indiana Tennis Center followed by a 3:30 p.m. affair with Bradley.

    ITA Midwest Region Singles Rankings
    1. Ryler Deheart, Illinois
    2. Stephen Bass, Notre Dame
    3. Kevin Anderson, Illinois
    4. Devin Mullings, Ohio State
    5. Sheeva Parbhu, Notre Dame
    6. Nick Rinks, Michigan State
    7. Matko Maravic, Michigan
    8. Matt Baccarani, Ball State
    9. Jeremy Sonkin, Wisconsin
    10. Bryan Koniecko, Ohio State
    11. Nick Edlefsen, Minnesota
    12. Chris Klingemann, Ohio State
    13. Brett Helgeson, Notre Dame
    14. Jose Orozco, Western Michigan
    15. Ruben Gonzales, Illinois
    16. Slavko Radman, Louisville
    17. Christian Tempke, Northwestern
    18. Ross Wilson, Ohio State
    19. Scott Green, Ohio State
    20. Damar Johnson, Louisville
    21. Nolan Polley, Wisconsin
    22. Eric Lagenkamp, Notre Dame
    23. Dmytro Ishtuganov, Indiana
    24. Brian Hung, Michigan
    25. Dennis Mertens, Ohio State
    26. Ryan Heller, Michigan
    27. Adrien Debreyne, Minnesota
    28. Dara McLoughlin, Indiana
    29. D. J. Geatz, Minnesota
    30. Ryan Rowe, Illinois

    ITA Midwest Region Doubles Rankings
    1. Wilson/ Green, Ohio State
    2. Baccarani/ Thompson, Ball State
    3. Tucker/Spicijaric, Illinois
    4. Clark/ Gustafsson, Louisville
    5. Maravic/Hung, Michigan
    6. Anderson/ Davis, Illinois
    7. Radman / Johnson, Louisville
    8. Orozco/Crosby, Western Michigan
    9. Ishtuganov/Kenner, Indiana
    10. Klingemann/Mullings, Ohio State
    11. Monich/Rinks, Michigan State
    12. T. Epkey/ J. Epkey(Ball State
    13. Keckley/Lagenkamp, Notre Dame
    14. Mazlin/Heller, Michigan
    15. Christian/Schaechterle, Northwestern




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