Boilers Bounced From B1G Tournament

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Diego Acosta picked up his first career win at No. 2. He and Dujovne also clinched the doubles point for Purdue.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Diego Acosta picked up his first career win at No. 2. He and Dujovne also clinched the doubles point for Purdue.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

April 26, 2012

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EVANSTON, Ill. - The No. 10 seed Purdue men's tennis team fell to the No. 7 seed Michigan State Spartans in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. The Boilermakers fell, 4-3.

 Purdue started the match the same way it did the first time the teams met, by taking the doubles point. Krisztian Krocsko and Szymon Tatarczyk won at No. 2, 8-6, over Harry Jadun and Austin Brooks. Then, Aaron Dujovne and Diego Acosta continued great doubles play with an 8-4 win to clinch the point.

Dujovne then made the score 2-0 with a quick 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 5 over Brooks. Acosta picked up his first career win at No. 2 as he knocked off Denis Bogatov, 6-4, 6-2. However, the Purdue couldn't win another match which would have given them the win.

Michigan State got on the board with a win at No. 6 as Gijs Linders knocked off Evan Hawkins, 6-2, 6-1. Drew Lied then outlasted Krocsko at No. 4, 6-4, 6-3, to make the score 3-2. Aaron Pfister tied the score as he won on the top singles court. Pfister topped Kovacs 7-5, 6-4. The match came down to court three and Tatarczyk against Ronnie Hulewicz. The Spartan hung on to win, 6-1, 6-3, and complete the comeback for Michigan State.

The Boilermakers now must await their NCAA fate. The tournament field will be announced next week.