Broncos Face Stern Test at #26 Michigan
Western Michigan Broncos (1-0) at #26 Michigan Wolverines (0-0)
Saturday, January 18 // 9 a.m.
Ann Arbor, Mich. // Varsity Tennis Center
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This will be the 62nd meeting between the Broncos and the Wolverines, with Michigan holding a 53-8 advantage over WMU in the all-time series. The rivalry has not been played since the 2012 season, when the Wolverines defeated the Broncos 7-0 in Ann Arbor. Returning from that match is Nadin Indre, who pushed then-#6 Evan King to a 6-2, 6-4 decision in No. 1 singles.
The Broncos won their first dual match of the 2014 spring season last week, sweeping the Detroit Titans 7-0 at West Hills Athletic Club and winning all nine matches in the process. Five Broncos went 2-0, winning in both singles and doubles against the Titans, while two others - Matt Hamilton and Stephen Payne - won one singles and one doubles match, respectively.
BIG TEN PROWESS
One of the remarkable feats of the Bronco men's tennis team has been its ability to annually defeat at least one Big Ten opponent over the course of the non-conference schedule. The Broncos have won 30 matches against Big Ten opponents since 2000, with wins in 11 consecutive years and an impressive 29-12 mark between 2003-07.
INDRE, CAHN VOTED TEAM CAPTAINS
In a move made at the end of the fall semester, Bronco men's tennis players Nadin Indre and Andrew Cahn were voted the team's captains for the 2014 dual match season by their teammates. This marks the second year in a row that Indre has served as a team captain, and the first for Cahn. Indre has a career record of 61-26 in single splay and an overall mark of 114-59 as a Bronco. Cahn boasts a career record of 35-26 in singles play.
FUN WITH NUMBERS
The Western Michigan men's tennis program now has 992 dual match victories in its illustrious history, and will look to the 1,000-win mark before the start of conference play.
In addition, head coach Dave Morin currently has 296 career victories at WMU, needing just five more to reach 300 wins with the Broncos.