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Quick Turnaround Looms for Men's Tennis with UIC, CSU

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 01/19/2014
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Illinois-Chicago Flames at Western Michigan Broncos
Monday, January 20 // 1 p.m.
Kalamazoo, Mich. // West Hills Athletic Club

Chicago State Cougars at Western Michigan Broncos
Monday, January 20 // 6 p.m.
Kalamazoo, Mich. // West Hills Athletic Club


This will be the 21st meeting between the Broncos and the Flames, with Western Michigan holding a 20-0 advantage over Illinois-Chicago in the all-time series.  The Broncos earned a 5-2 win over the Flames in their last meeting, which came on Jan. 18, 2013 at West Hills Athletic Club; Nadin Indre and Pablo Mora both earned singles wins against the Flames, and the Broncos swept the doubles point against UIC as well.

This will be the 10th meeting between the Broncos and the Cougars, with WMU holding a 9-0 advantage in the all-time series against their former Mid-American Conference rivals.  The Broncos defeated the Cougars 7-0 in their lone meeting last year, downing CSU on the road on March 30, 2013.  Five Broncos that line-up return to this match, including Pablo Mora, who earned the clinching win in No. 4 singles over Jean-Paul Jones.

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 62-26 in singles play and an overall mark of 115-60 as a Bronco.  Cahn boasts a career record of 35-27 in singles play.

Nadin Indre has always been a dominant singles player for the Broncos in dual match play, and the senior from Romania has picked up right where he left off at the end of last season.  Indre is 2-0 so far in dual match singles, including a two-set victory over Michigan's No. 1 singles player Alex Petrone on Saturday.  Indre has a 12-8 overall singles record this season, best on the team.

Sophomore Jimmy Beckwith has seized the opportunity presented to him in dual match play, opening up the season with a pair of singles wins.  Beckwith is 2-0 in dual match singles, including a win at No. 4 singles against Michigan on Saturday and a win at No. 5 singles against Detroit in the season opener.