Huskies Dominate Day Two on Florida Spring Trip
March 14, 2012
ORLANDO, Fla. - Northern Illinois men's tennis continued its spring trip in Florida, advancing to 4-0 in the Citrus State when it defeated Youngstown State, 7-0, and Bucknell, 6-1. The Huskies improved to 14-5 on the season and only lost one singles point against each opponent.
"Today turned out to be a great day for Huskie Tennis, but the morning doubles was the worst I have seen this entire year," said Head Coach Patrick Fisher. "We came out lethargic and we were terrible to put it simply, but we turned our whole day around completely and we went on to be 14-1 the rest of the day."
NIU opened its stay in Orlando with a pair of 6-1 victories over North Carolina Central and Quinnipiac Monday to boost its record to 12-5 and give Fisher his highest-win total as the Huskies head man.
On Tuesday, Northern Illinois started the day against the Penguins and made a clean sweep in singles and doubles. It wasn't easy for the Huskies as Roman Turtygin, playing at No. 1 singles, lost his first set, 7-5, but rallied back in the second and third set, 6-1, 6-4, to claim victory.
Against the Bison, NIU's Nos. 1 and 2 doubles pair of Amir and Lagerlof and Maksym Lagutin and Turtygin, respectively, clinched the early point for the Huskies. Frederic Cadieux won his match at No. 5 singles with an impressive 6-2, 6-3 score and Maximilian Phillips grinded out his first set, 7-5, at No. 6 and went on to finish strong in the second, 6-0.
The Huskies captured their 14th win of 2012, the most-ever under Fisher and the most by the Northern Illinois men's team since 2004.
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NORTHERN ILLINOIS 7, YOUNGSTOWN STATE 0
NORTHERN ILLINOIS 6, BUCKNELL 1
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