WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue men’s tennis team completed its second 7-0 sweep of the season Saturday, defeating Toledo in just over two hours at the Schwartz Tennis Center. In January, the Boilermakers blanked Eastern Kentucky by the same mark in Purdue’s season opener at home.
The Boilermakers opened the indoor dual with a pair wins in doubles. Athell Bennett and partner Gergely Madarasz first defeated Vince Anzalone and Luka Vitosevic 6-2 on court one. Maksymilian Raupuk and partner Dominik Sochurek then bested the Rockets’ Serjen Olmedo and Thawin Suksathaporn 6-1 on court three. At the clinch, Stephan Koenigsfest and partner Javier Rodriguez’s match was suspended with the Boilermakers leading 5-4 on court two.
In singles, Purdue secured five of the six first sets while sweeping the second.
Madarasz finished first, again defeating Anzalone by a 6-4, 6-1 mark on court one. Koenigsfest was second off with a 6-3, 6-4 finish over Vitosevic.
Bennett then clinched the match at 4-0 with his 6-4, 6-3 win over Suksathaporn on court five, but the coaches agreed to play out the remaining three contests.
On court three, Rodriguez extended the sweep, defeating Danilo Vukotic 7-6 (7-2), 6-1, while Ali Mooraj remained the Boilermakers’ only undefeated player, besting Nikola Arsic 6-2, 7-5 on court six. The freshman is 3-0 overall.
Fellow freshman Maksymilian Raupuk was the lone Boilermaker to force a third set in the last match on. After dropping the first, he battled to secure the second and a lengthy tiebreaker to win 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (15-13).
Up next, Purdue will enjoy a full week off before traveling to Waco, Texas for the second consecutive month. The Boilermakers closed out January with an appearance in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend hosted by Baylor, but the two programs did not meet in the bracket. Instead, Purdue will face head coach Pawel Gajdzik’s alma mater for the first time this season at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 10.