Huskers Fall to Hoosiers
Bloomington, Ind.-- The Nebraska men's tennis team took a 7-0 setback at Indiana on Friday.
In doubles, Chris Dean and Rok Krizaj were handed a 6-2 loss by Indiana's Afonso Salgado and Bennett Crane, before the Hoosiers clinched the doubles point with another 6-2 victory from the No. 2 doubles pair of Antonio Cembellin and Stefan Lugonjic over Nebraska's David Samardzija and Micah Klousia.
Nebraska's No. 1 doubles team of Toby Boyer and Dylan Bednarczyk were locked in a heated battled with the Indiana pair of Raheel Manji and Keivon Tabrizi. Indiana's tandem entered the match ranked No. 69 nationally, but Boyer and Bednarczyk were tied with the Hoosiers, 4-4, when Indiana clinched the doubles point with wins at the other two spots.
In singles play, Bednarczyk continued to play well, storming to a 6-4 first-set win over Manji at No. 1 singles, before Manji rallied for a 6-3 win in the second set. Manji prevailed by winning the tiebreaking third set 1-0. Boyer was also extremely competitive in the No. 2 spot, dropping a 6-4, 7-5 decision to Indiana's Matthew McCoy.
Dean also put up a good fight at No. 4 singles before settling for a 6-3, 7-5 loss to Tabrizi. Indiana cruised to wins at the No. 5, No. 6 and No. 3 spots.
The Huskers return to road action on Sunday when they face Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind., at 11 a.m.
No. 1 #69 Raheel Manji/Keivon Tabrizi (IND) vs. Toby Boyer/Dylan Bednarczyk (NEB) 4-4 (unfinished)
No. 2 Antonio Cembellin/Stefan Lugonjic (IND) def. David Samardzija/Micah Klousia (NEB) 6-2
No. 3 Afonso Salgado/Bennett Crane (IND) def. Chris Dean/Rok Krizaj (NEB) 6-2
Order of Finish: 3,2
No. 1 Raheel Manji (IND) def. Dylan Bednarczyk (NEB) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0
No. 2 Matthew McCoy (IND) def. Toby Boyer (NEB) 6-4, 7-5
No. 3 Antonio Cembellin (IND) def. Micah Klousia (NEB) 6-1, 6-4
No. 4 Keivon Tabrizi (IND) def. Chris Dean (NEB) 6-3, 7-5
No. 5 Bennett Crane (IND) def. David Samardzija (NEB) 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 Oliver Sec (IND) def. Rok Krizaj (NEB) 6-0, 6-1
Order of Finish: 5,6,3,4,2,1