April 2, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The No. 63 Purdue men’s tennis team hits the road for a midweek conference match against its instate rival on Wednesday. The Boilermakers will take on the No. 69 Indiana Hoosiers on Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET.
Purdue (14-6, 1-3 Big Ten) is coming off a pair of tough losses to the Big Ten schools from Michigan. On Friday, the Boilermakers won five first sets, but ended up losing the match 5-2 to Michigan. Mark Kovacs and Aaron Dujovne were victorious in their singles matches to score for the Boilermakers. On Sunday, the Boilermakers took three first sets, but again couldn’t capitalize and lost to Michigan State 6-1 in a match that was much closer than the final score. Krisztian Krocsko was the lone Boilermaker to win in singles against the Spartans.
Indiana (11-10, 3-2) has played against several of the top teams in the country. The Hoosiers have battled tough a number of times, but come up short as they have six losses by the score of 4-3. Last weekend, they hosted Michigan State and Michigan as well as Butler in non-league play. The Hoosiers topped Michigan State 6-1 on Friday including four straight-set wins. On Sunday against Michigan, Indiana took the doubles point and won four first sets. However, the Wolverines fought back and won, 4-3. Indiana later beat Butler 7-0 that night.
Indiana has won the last seven meetings in the series with Purdue including two wins in 2011. Prior to that streak, the Boilermakers had won 10 of 11 over the Hoosiers. Indiana leads the all-time series 59-32-2.
A Crimson and Gold Cup point will also be on the line in the year-long, all-sports battle between the instate rivals. The Hoosiers currently lead, 8-5.
Live scoring and updates will be available on the men’s tennis schedule on PurdueSports.com.