Spartans Drop 6-1 Decision At Indiana
Freshman John Allare nets lone Michigan State point, Monich/Rinks win again at No. 1 doubles.
April 21, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Michigan State men's tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision, at the hands of host Indiana, falling to 7-16 overall and 1-8 in Big Ten play. Freshman John Allare collected the Spartans only point of the match with a walk-over win against Hoosier Dara McLoughlin at No. 3 singles. The Green and White also netted victory at the No. 1 doubles position when sophomores Nick Rinks and Adam Monich knocked off Indiana's top pair of Dmytro Ishtuganov and McLoughlin, 8-4.
IU bounced back to claim the doubles point, when the duo of Peter Antons and David Bubenicek beat Spartans Michael Flowers and Allare, 8-4, while Neil Kenner and Michael McCarthy breezed past freshmen Scott Rasmussen and Chris Walker, 8-0.
Michigan State wouldn't fair much better in singles play, dropping five of the six contests. Ishtuganov upset Rinks at the No. 1 position, in a narrow, 7-6 (5), 5-7, 10-5, decision decided by a super tie-breaker.
Following Allare's victory over McLoughlin, the Hoosiers rebounded to take the remaining four matches in straight sets. Bubenicek beat Monich, 6-3, 6-1 in the No. 2 slot, while IU's Kenner, McCarthy and Arnaud Roussel combined to lose just one game in victories over Spartans Flowers, Rasmussen and Walker, respectively.
Michigan State wraps up regular-season action Sunday, when it travels to State College, Pa., for a match-up with Penn State, beginning at 12 p.m.
No. 58 Indiana 6, Michigan State 1
April 21, 2006
Varsity Tennis Courts
No. 1 - #112 Dmytro Ishtuganov (IU) def. #101 Nick Rinks (MSU) - 7-6 (5), 5-7, 10-5
No. 2 - David Bubenicek (IU) def. Adam Monich (MSU) - 6-3, 6-1
No. 3 - John Allare (MSU) def. Dara McLoughlin (IU) - 3-6, 1-2, retire
No. 4 - Neil Kenner (IU) def. Michael Flowers (MSU) - 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 - Michael McCarthy (IU) def. Scott Rasmussen (MSU) - 6-1, 6-0
No. 6 - Arnaud Roussel (IU) def. Chris Walker (MSU) - 6-0, 6-0
Finishing Order: 4, 6, 5*, 2, 3, 1
No. 1 - Monich/Rinks (MSU) def. Ishtuganov/McLoughlin (IU) - 8-4
No. 2 - Peter Antons/Bubenicek (IU) def. Flowers/Allare (MSU) - 8-4
No. 3 - Kenner/McCarthy (IU) def. Rasmussen/Walker (MSU) - 8-0
Finishing Order: 3,2*, 1
* - clinching point