Men's Tennis Downed At Butler, 5-2|
March 14, 2005
Indianapolis, Ind.- The University of Illinois at Chicago men's tennis team couldn't hold an early lead against defending Horizon League champion Butler as the Flames fell on the road to the Bulldogs, 5-2, on Sunday afternoon.
UIC (5-6, 1-1 Horizon League) took an early one-point lead by snatching the doubles point with spirited play by all three Flames pairs. The team of Ivan Kovalev and Andy Lockhart took the No. 1 doubles win, while Paul Glendenning and Eric Fey won the No. 3 match to give UIC the advantage.
But the singles side didn't go as well. Kovalev grabbed the No. 1 singles win over Low with a comeback 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(4) victory for the Flames' only point from singles action.
UIC is back in action on March 21st to take on the University of Texas-Tyler in Tyler, Texas at 3 p.m.
Butler 5, UIC 2 SINGLES 1. Ivan Kovalev (UIC) def. James Low (BU) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3) 2. Andy Bartish (BU) def. Paul Glendenning (UIC) 7-5, 6-2 3. Parker Ross (BU) def. Karol Zarucki (UIC) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 4. Evan West (BU) def. Andy Lockhart (UIC) 6-2, 7-5 5. Mike Weaver (BU) def. Eric Fey (UIC) 7-5, 6-4 6. Tony Aker (BU) def. Sean Kreynberg (UIC) 6-2, 6-2