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Redbirds Eke Out 4-3 Win Over Broncos

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 02/08/2014
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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The Western Michigan men's tennis team split six matches in the singles session, but were unable to produce the one last point necessary for a win in falling 4-3 to the Illinois State Redbirds on Saturday. With the loss, the Broncos fall to 4-3 on the season.

Nadin Indre improved to an undefeated 6-0 in dual match singles on the season, defeating Jakub Eisner in the No. 1 singles match to account for one of the three Bronco points on the afternoon. Though both sets were close affair, Indre picked up a break-point advantage on Eisner in each in downing him 6-4, 6-3 for his sixth consecutive victory.

Sophomore Andrew Cahn was also successful in singles on Saturday, snapping a two-match losing streak in singles to beat Rodrigo Oliveira in three sets in the No. 4 singles match. Cahn fell behind with a 6-4 loss in the first set, but bounced back for a pair of 6-3, 6-3 wins in the second and third sets to get back on track.

Rounding out the wins for the Broncos on Saturday was freshman Matt Hamilton, who improved to 4-1 on the season in dual match singles with a win against Dylan Steffens in the No. 6 singles match. Like Indre, Hamilton was able to eke out breaks against Steffens, downing him 6-3, 6-4 for his third straight singles win of the year.

Singles competition
1. Nadin Indre (WMU) def. Jakub Eisner (ILS) 6-4, 6-3
2. Jacob Wilson (ILS) def. Ruben Greiner (WMU) 6-4, 6-2
3. Urh Kranjnc Domiter (ILS) def. Jim Beckwith (WMU) 6-5, 6-3
4. Andrew Cahn (WMU) def. Rodrigo Oliveira (ILS) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
5. Muddappa Appanervanda (ILS) def. Michael Treis (WMU) 6-4, 6-2
6. Matt Hamilton (WMU) def. Dylan Steffens (ILS) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Jakub Eisner/Rolando Torrellas (ILS) def. Nadin Indre/Stephen Payne (WMU) 6-1
2. Jacob Wilson/Urh Kranjnc Domiter (ILS) def. Michael Treis/Andrew Cahn (WMU) 6-2
3. Muddappa Appanervand/Rodrigo Oliveira (ILS) def. Ruben Greiner/Jim Beckwith (WMU) 6-4