Nov. 3, 2012
MADISON, Wis. - The Purdue men's tennis team wrapped up day two at the Big Ten Singles Championships on Saturday. The Boilermakers went 3-1 on the day with all of the action coming in singles play.
Szymon Tatarczyk had his first singles action of the tournament. The junior is the No. 8 seed in the main draw and had earned a first round bye. On Saturday, he was matched with Michael Zhu of Michigan in the round of 32. There, Tatarczyk played a consistent, controlled match and won 6-3, 6-3. The win advanced him to the round of 16. There, the junior faced Wisconsin's Alex Kostanov. Tatarczyk held on to win the first set, 7-5, before taking the second set and the match, 6-3. Tatarczyk advances to the quarterfinals where he is scheduled to play Bruno Abdelnour of Illinois.
Arthur Dobradin started his day in the singles back draw. The freshman faced Ramy Labana of Penn State and came out with his first singles win of the tournament, 6-2, 6-0. In his second match of the day, Dobradin fell to Michael Swank of Iowa, 6-3, 7-5. Dobradin was eliminated from the tournament with the loss.
Tatarczyk is scheduled to begin play at 10 a.m. ET on Sunday. Following the completion of the third day's action, a full recap and results can be found at PurdueSports.com.