Jan. 16, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue men's tennis team kicks off its 2014 spring campaign by hosting Toledo at the Basham Courts of the Schwartz Tennis Center Monday at 1 p.m. ET. The Boilermakers are listed 69th in the first edition of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) team rankings and boast the No. 96 individual in freshman Ricky Medinilla.
The Rockets will enter Monday's contest with two matches under its belt after playing at No. 26 Michigan on Saturday. Toledo dropped its first match of the season to No. 47 Michigan State, 6-1, on Jan. 11. The Rockets picked up one win in doubles action thanks to a 6-5 (5) decision by the No. 1 doubles team of Stjepan Sisko and Mark Singnil. Ryan Jorgensen was the lone victor in singles play at the No. 6 spot, 6-5 (4), 6-5 (7).
The Boilermakers will be seeking their ninth straight win over Toledo. In last year's season opener, Purdue won all six singles matches in straight sets and took the Nos. 2 and 3 doubles.
On Friday the Purdue men's tennis team is hosting a faculty and staff mixer from 7-8 p.m. at the Schwartz Tennis Center. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to Lisa Braden by 5 p.m. Friday. More details can be found here.
Following the match, the Boilermakers will host a free kids' clinic open to children in eighth grade and below. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the men's tennis team and its coaches. The clinic will last 45 minutes and tennis equipment will be available.