Men's Tennis Rolls Past IUPUI for Fourth-Straight Win, 6-1

GO HUSKIES Freshman Jurica Grubisic has now won five straight No. 1 singles matches
Freshman Jurica Grubisic has now won five straight No. 1 singles matches

Feb. 21, 2009

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Indianapolis, Ind. - The Northern Illinois men's tennis team won all three doubles matches and picked up their second road victory Saturday, cruising past IUPUI, 6-1, at the Indianapolis Tennis Center.

The Huskies have now won four straight matches.

"It was nice to see the guys come out from the start with good intensity and pick up a solid win," said NIU head coach Pawel Gajdzik.

NIU's No. 1 doubles duo of freshmen Jurica Grubisic and Pawel Poziomski set the early tone for the Huskies, cruising past their counterparts for an 8-3 victory.

At No. 2 doubles, NIU's duo of Matt Hansen and Ross VanderPloeg recorded an 8-6 win and earned the Huskies the decisive doubles point heading into singles play.

NIU's duo of Javier Bernabe and Shaun Stewart, slated at No. 3 doubles, finished off the Huskies' sweep of doubles play, collecting an 8-6 victory.

At No. 1 singles, Grubisic kept the momentum rolling for the Huskies, winning in straight sets, 6-0, 6-3.

Poziomski, slated at No. 2 singles, picked up a 6-1, 6-4 win and Hansen, playing at No. 3 singles, also collected a straight-set victory, 6-2, 6-2.

At No. 4 singles, Stewart tallied a 6-1, 6-3 win and Bernabe followed suit at No. 5 singles with a 6-1, 6-2 victory.

VanderPloeg was up 4-1 in the first set of the No. 6 singles match but had to withdraw due to an injury and IUPUI's Jesus Diaz picked up the win by default.

The Huskies are back in action next Sunday, March 1, when they travel to Urbana, Ill., to face nationally-ranked Illinois. The match is slated to begin at noon.


Northern Illinois vs IUPUI
February 21, 2009
Indianapolis, Ind.
Indianapolis Tennis Center

Northern Illinois - 6

Doubles competition
1. Jurica Grubisic/Pawel Poziomski (NIU) def. Daniel Klingenberg/Bren Vasalakis (IUPUI) 8-3
2. Matt Hansen/Ross VanderPloeg (NIU) def. Gregory Sosa/Taylor Tunis (IUPUI) 8-6
3. Javier Bernabe/Shaun Stewart (NIU) def. Jorge Yunes/E.J. Dechow (IUPUI) 8-6

Singles competition
1. Jurica Grubisic (NIU) def. Gregory Sosa (IUPUI) 6-0, 6-3
2. Pawel Poziomski (NIU) def. Daniel Klingenberg (IUPUI) 6-1, 6-4
3. Matt Hansen (NIU) def. Bren Vasalakis (IUPUI) 6-2, 6-2
4. Shaun Stewart (NIU) def. E.J. Dechow (IUPUI) 6-1, 6-3
5. Javier Bernabe (NIU) def. Taylor Tunis (IUPUI) 6-1, 6-2
6. Jesus Diaz (IUPUI) def. Ross VanderPloeg (NIU) default

Due to an injury to NIU's Ross VanderPloeg, IUPUI's Jesus Diaz won at No. 6 singles by default. VanderPloeg was up 4-1 in the first set.



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