Broncos Clinch MAC Tourney Bid, Defeat Rockets
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Western Michigan men's tennis team punched their ticket to the 2013 Mid-American Conference tournament with a convincing win on Senior Day, defeating the Toledo Rockets 5-2 at West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo. With the win, the Broncos improve to 17-9 on the season, and conclude the MAC schedule with a 3-2 mark.
The Broncos snapped a modest two-match losing streak in large part due to the success in doubles play; after having lost the doubles point in two straight matches, the Broncos won it against the Rockets, taking the Nos. 1 and 3 doubles matches to steal the session. Three players went 2-0 on the day, including Nadin Indre, who finished the conference season at a perfect combined 8-0 between No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles.
Indre and Ruben Greiner were the first to strike for the Broncos in the doubles session, defeating Tomas Stillman and Nicholas Wong 8-4 at No. 1 doubles. The Rockets took a tight match at No. 2 doubles, but the Broncos came out ahead thanks to an exciting finish on the third court. Andrew Cahn and Ross VanderPloeg out-dueled Ryan Jorgensen and Bryant Dudzik in a tiebreaker, winning 9-8 (7) to win the match and clinch the important doubles point.
The extra point now in their grasp, the Broncos clinched the victory before Toledo could post any points in singles play, picking up three quick victories to seal the win. Cahn was the first off the court, cruising past Jorgensen 6-1, 6-2 at No. 6 singles, and Aaron Wong came back from a deficit early in the second set against Grant Adams to win 6-1, 7-6 (5) at No. 3 singles. Indre won the clincher for the Broncos, notching a late break against Stillman in the second set of their No. 1 singles match to win 6-4, 7-6 (5).
Greiner wrapped the scoring effort for the Broncos with a comeback of his own. After trailing Wong after one set played, Greiner won the second set to tie his match at one apiece; he bounced back from a 3-0 deficit in the third set to win six straight games, winning the set and the No. 4 match 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.
Western Michigan University 5, Toledo 2
Apr 19, 2013 at Kalamazoo, Mich. (West Hills Athletic Club)
|1. Nadin Indre (WMU) def. Tomas Stillman (UT) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)|
|2. Francisco Stuardo (UT) def. Ross VanderPloeg (WMU) 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8)|
|3. Aaron Wong (WMU) def. Grant Adams (UT) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)|
|4. Ruben Greiner (WMU) def. Nicholas Wong (UT) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3|
|5. Terence Weigand (UT) def. Pablo Mora (WMU) 2-6, 7-5, 6-1|
|6. Andrew Cahn (WMU) def. Ryan Jorgensen (UT) 6-1, 6-2|
|1. Nadin Indre/Ruben Greiner (WMU) def. Tomas Stillman/Nicholas Wong (UT) 8-4|
|2. Grant Adams/Francisco Stuardo (UT) def. Jim Beckwith/Aaron Wong (WMU) 8-6|
|3. Andrew Cahn/Ross VanderPloeg (WMU) def. Ryan Jorgensen/Bryant Dudzik (UT) 9-8 (9-7)|
|Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,3,1,5,2,4)|