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Men's Tennis Downs Wright State, 4-2, To Advance To Horizon League Finals


Ivan Kovalev continued to play well in Horizon League singles action, earning his seventh straight win in conference play on Sunday afternoon.
Ivan Kovalev continued to play well in Horizon League singles action, earning his seventh straight win in conference play on Sunday afternoon.

April 24, 2005

Indianapolis, Ind.- The UIC men's tennis received huge singles wins from All-Horizon League selections Ivan Kovalev and Paul Glendenning and freshman sensation Eric Fey to defeat second-seeded Wright State, 4-2, and advance to the Horizon League Championship finals.

The Flames face top seed and defending champion Butler at 9 p.m. tonight at the Butler Bubble indoor facility for the league title and the automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

This marks the first league finals appearance for the Flames under UIC head coach Hans Neufeld and only the second finals berth in the school's NCAA Division I history.

UIC has already guaranteed their best league finish in seven seasons. The last time the Flames completed a season as one of the top two finishers in the conference was 1998.

Check back here for Flames-Bulldogs results.

No. 3 UIC 4, No. 2 Wright State 2
SINGLES
1. Ivan Kovalev (UIC) def. Quincy Jones (WSU) 6-4, 6-4
2. Lance Koetter (WSU) def. Karol Zarucki (UIC) 7-5, 6-1
3. Paul Glendenning (UIC) def. Kevin Teufel (WSU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Craig Smith (WSU) def. Andy Lockhart (UIC) 6-2, 6-4
5. Eric Fey (UIC) def. Dan Sundersingh (WSU) 6-0, 6-2
6. Enrico Kasjan (UIC) vs. Scott Hayden (WSU) DNF

DOUBLES 1. Kovalev/Lockhart (UIC) vs. Jones/Koetter (WSU) DNF 2. Zarucki/Sean Kreymborg (UIC) def. Smith/Sundersingh (WSU) 8-4 3. Glendenning/Eric Fey (UIC) def. Hayden/Teufel (WSU) 8-2

 

 

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