Boilermakers Take First Road Trip of Fall Season

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Freshman Aaron Dujovne wants serve his way to repeat outcomes at HEB Baylor Invitational.
Freshman Aaron Dujovne wants serve his way to repeat outcomes at HEB Baylor Invitational.

Sept. 23, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - After hosting the Purdue Fall Invitational this past weekend, four Purdue men's tennis players head for their first away tournament of the 2010 fall season. The Boilermakers venture to the HEB Baylor Invitational in Waco, Texas that kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday.

The Old Gold and Black hope to have similar outcomes in Texas that it had at home; freshmen Aaron Dujovne and Mark Kovacs claimed the doubles main draw title, overcoming their teammates Krisztian Krocsko and Szymon Tatarczyk 9-8 (7-5).

"We are looking forward to this tournament," added head coach Pawel Gajdzik, "We had a good week of practice and the guys are excited to compete again this weekend. Over the last 10 years, the Baylor Invitational has become one of the most prestigious tournaments in the nation because of number of ranked players that compete in it. It's going to be a great opportunity and good experience for our young players. It will help to better prepare them for the All-Americans in two weeks."

Dujovne, Kovacs, Krocsko and Tatarczyk square-off against opponents from Air Force, Auburn, Baylor, Idaho, Maryland, New Mexico State, Oklahoma State, Rice, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas A&M-CC, Texas Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, UT-Arlington, and UT-Pan American. The arduous field includes seven Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason-ranked individuals as well as six ranked doubles duos.

Action begins with doubles play at 8 a.m. on Friday when Dujovne and Krocsko take on Jonathon Chang and Phillip Seifert of Rice in the round of 32. In the same round, Kovacs and Tatarczyk face Oklahoma State's 8th-seeded pair Aleksey Bessonov and Rifat Biktyakov. Friday singles action follows when Dujovne meets Alberto Bautista of Texas A&M and Kovacs plays Maryland's John Collins. Also in A singles main draw, Tatarczyk sees New Mexico State's Orlando Superlano and Krocsko faces Texas-Pan American player Matt Teivens.

The tournament consists of two 64-player singles A and B draws, as well as a 32-team doubles A draw and a 16-team doubles B draw. There will be consolation brackets for singles.

For post-match results and recaps please visit For complete draws please visit the HEB Baylor Invitational tournament website - USTA.