March 12, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The No. 66 Purdue men’s tennis team begins its spring break trip on Wednesday with a trip to California to take on Fresno State. The Boilermaker and Bulldogs will square off at 1 p.m. PT in Fresno.
Purdue (11-3) is coming off its first weekend without a match since the season began on Jan. 12. The team previously hosted Bradley and Green Bay the weekend prior and won both matches 7-0 and 6-1, respectively. The Boilermakers have won four of their last five matches with the only defeat coming against Arkansas by the score of 4-3. Purdue is 2-2 in matches away from the Schwartz Tennis Center. The team beat then-No. 49 Dartmouth and then-No. 51 Brown before falling to then-No. 51 Baylor and then-No. 19 Baylor.
The Boilermakers have found the most success at No. 5 singles. The team is 12-2 at that spot led by 5-1 records from each Aaron Dujovne and Krisztian Krocsko. Krocsko also has the best overall singles record with a 10-2 mark on the season. Purdue has won five-straight matches at No. 1 and No. 6 singles. The Boilermakers have also had success at No. 5 where they have won five of the last six.
The doubles match seems to be a telling factor for the Boilermakers. The team is 11-0 when it takes the point and is 0-3 when it does not.
Fresno State is just 4-10 on the season. The record is a bit misleading, though, as the team has faced seven ranked opponents including four in the top 25. The Bulldogs are coming off a tough 4-1 loss against No. 25 Washington. The highlight of the season thus far is a 4-3 win over then-No. 60 Georgia Tech during the ITA Kick Off Weekend. Reid deLaubenfels leads Fresno State as the team’s No. 1 singles player.
Wednesday’s match will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
Live results will be available on PurdueSports.com. A full recap and box score will also be posted following the completion of the match.