Live Stats (IPFW)
April 5, 2013
DeKALB, Ill. - The Northern Illinois men's tennis team makes its trip back to the Hoosier state this weekend as they head to Ball State and IPFW this weekend for a Mid-American Conference showdown with the Cardinals Saturday and a non-conference contest with the Mastadons on Sunday.
The Huskies (12-6, 1-1 MAC) look to bounce back into action after a long hard fought battle against Western Michigan last Friday but the Broncos would prevail, 5-2. Dor Amir and Simon Formont were victorious in doubles as they prevailed over their competition 8-6 in the No. 2 spot. Frederic Cadieux extended his winning streak to eight matches after defeating former Huskie Ross VanderPloeg in two sets, 6-4, 6-4. Cadieux remains undefeated at the No. 2 position and currently leads the team in wins this season at 22.
Northern Illinois' first stop will take place in Muncie, Ind. against Ball State (11-7). Both NIU and Ball State will battle to prevent a two match winless streak. The Cardinals are coming off a loss against in-state foe Norte Dame, 5-2. This will be the Ball State's second MAC match of the season after previously defeating Toledo, 5-2 on March 30. The Cardinals and Huskies contest will begin Saturday at 6 p.m.
Northern Illinois will then close the weekend at IPFW Sunday at noon Central, where live stats will also be made available to fans. The Mastadons (5-11) will play a pair of matches before taking on the Huskies as it will face Nebraska-Omaha Friday and Dayton on Saturday. IPFW is 1-2 against MAC opponents this season, defeating Chicago State (7-0) and falling to Ball State (5-2) and Western Michigan (7-0).
NIU will return to action next weekend as they head to the Motor City to take on Detroit April 12 before heading to Toledo April 14.