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Men's Tennis Hosts Rockets on Senior Day

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 04/19/2013
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Western Michigan Broncos (16-9, 2-2 MAC) vs. Toledo Rockets (18-9, 0-3 MAC)
Friday, April 19 // 1 p.m.
Kalamazoo, Mich. // West Hills Athletic Club


This will be the 63rd meeting between the Broncos and the Rockets, with Western Michigan holding a 54-8 advantage in the all-time series against Toledo.  In the team’s last meeting, the Broncos clinched the third seed for the 2012 MAC Tournament with a 6-1 win in Toledo.  Nadin Indre, Ross VanderPloeg, and Simon Blomberg all picked up singles victories in the match.  Toledo was also the site of the Broncos’ greatest success in 2012; the Broncos won three matches in as many days in the 2012 MAC Tournament to clinch their ninth trip to the NCAA Tournament in program history.

Junior Nadin Indre has been nigh unbeatable as of late, and the reigning MAC Player of the Year has set his sights on winning the award two years in a row with his performance down the stretch.  Indre has won eight straight singles matches dating back to March 1, when he lost to #47 Patrick Kawka of 30th-ranked Brigham Young.  Indre has been nearly as good in doubles play; the pairing of Indre and Ruben Greiner has not lost a doubles match since March 8, an 8-6 loss to 43rd-ranked Michigan State’s No. 1 doubles team.

Today will mark the final home match in the careers of three members of the Broncos - Simon Blomberg, Ross VanderPloeg, and Aaron Wong.  The trio has been part of the continuing success of the program, helping the team to either a MAC regular season or tournament championship in each of the last three seasons, as well as two NCAA  Tournament bids.