LINCOLN, Neb. -- A week after earning its first Big Ten win of the season, the Purdue men's tennis team finally captured a victory on the road -- a feat that had also eluded the Boilermakers through April. The 5-2 decision against Nebraska inside the Dillon Tennis Center moves to the program's overall record to 10-13.
With four duals left in the regular season -- two against ranked teams, one in the top five -- Purdue still has a chance at making the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row. To do so, the Boilermakers will need to raise their average above .500, while notching wins against two if not three stout opponents.
In 2017, Purdue swept No. 33 Minnesota and No. 30 Wisconsin during the final weekend of play before finishing 1-1 in the Big Ten Tournament.
1. Gergely Madarasz (PU) def. Toby Boyer (NEB) 6-4, 3-6, 12-10
2. Maksymilian Raupuk (PU) def. Linus Erhart (NEB) 6-3, 6-3
3. Dylan Bednarczyk (NEB) def. Stephan Koenigsfest (PU) 6-0, 6-2
4. Mateo Julio (PU) def. Micah Klousia (NEB) 6-1, 6-4
5. Athell Bennett (PU) def. William Grattan-Smith (NEB) 6-2, 6-2
6. Chris Dean (NEB) def. Javier Rodriguez (PU) 3-6, 6-3, 10-8
1. Boyer/Erhart (NEB) vs. Julio/Sochurek (PU) Unfinished
2. Bennett/Raupuk (PU) def. Klousia/Bednarczyk (NEB) 6-4
3. Madarasz/Hanayama (PU) def. Nortey/Grattan-Smith (NEB) 6-4
Order of Completion: Doubles: 3-2, Singles: 3-5-4-2-1-6