Feb. 10, 2012
ROCKFORD, Ill. - Northern Illinois extended its 2012 home unbeaten streak this afternoon to four games when the Huskies defeated SIUE and IPFW by identical 6-1 scores at Boylan Tennis Center. NIU improves to 4-1 this season.
"We played pretty well and we improved a lot in doubles today," said Head Coach Patrick Fisher after the match. "We won two of our three doubles matches against SIUE and swept in the second match. It's always a long day when you play two matches back-to-back but our guys did a good job of playing at a high-level today and playing relentlessly.
"We look forward to going down to Drake and taking on a nationally-ranked opponent Sunday."
The Huskies opened with a morning match versus SIUE and won at Nos. 2 and 3 in doubles, with senior Roman Turtygin and junior Mikhail Titov taking the match 8-4 (No. 2) and freshman Frederic Cadieux and junior Max Phillips playing strong with an 8-2 win.
Titov had a convincing victory at No. 4 in the match, defeating Devin Faulkenberg 6-0, 6-0. No. 3 Dor Amir and No. 5 Cadieux also earned big wins, defeating their opponents with matching 6-1, 6-2 wins. The Cougars fell to 0-3 with the loss.
In the second match of the day, the Huskies swept doubles to start the match and earn their first point of the day. Axel Lagerlof made his first appearance at No. 1 of the season and it went three sets with Roberto Cabrini. Lagerlof dominated the first and third set, 6-1, 6-0, and only fell 6-3 in the second set. Cadieux also recorded a shutout in a set, defeating Connor Andrews, 6-0, 6-2.
The Huskies return to action Sunday afternoon with a matchup at Drake, beginning at 1 p.m.
NIU 6, SIUE 1
1. Jonsson/Tanulanond (SIUE) def. Amir/Lagerlof (NIU) 8-6
2. Titov/Turtygin (NIU) def. Reed/Vincent (SIUE) 8-4
3. Cadieux/Phillips (NIU) def. Dias/Washuta (SIUE) 8-2
1. Marten Jonsson (SIUE) def. Roman Turtygin (NIU) 6-4, 3-6, 10-5
2. Axel Lagerlof (NIU) def. Morten Christensen (SIU) 6-3, 6-1
3. Dor Amir (NIU) def. Nicolas Vincent (SIUE) 6-1, 6-2
4. Mikhail Titov (NIU) def. Devan Faulkenberg (SIUE) 6-0, 6-0
5. Frederic Cadieux (NIU) def. Jacob Tanulanond (SIU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Max Phillips (NIU) def. Stephen Washuta (SIUE) 6-3, 6-4
NIU 6, IPFW 1
1. Amir/Lagerlof (NIU) def. Cabrini/Andrews (IPFW) 8-4
2. Titov/Turtygin (NIU) def. Saruta/Kang (IPFW) 8-7 (0)
3. Cadieux/Phillips (NIU) def. Cobos/Freitas (IPFW) 8-4
1. Axel Lagerlof (NIU) def. Roberto Cabrini (IPFW) 6-1, 3-6, 6-0
2. Roman Turtygin (NIU) def. Daniel Kang (IPFW) 6-1, 6-3
3. Dor Amir (NIU) def. Andres Cobos (IPFW) 7-6, 6-2
4. Frederic Cadieux (NIU) def. Connor Andrews (IPFW) 6-0, 6-2
5. Max Phillips (NIU) def. Joao Freitas (IPFW) 6-2, 7-5
6. Martin Muadi (IPFW) def. Bryant Poggensee-Wei (NIU) 6-0, 6-0