MThe 35th-ranked University of Minnesota men's tennis team defeated Indiana 4-0 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Championships at the Varsity Tennis Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., this afternoon.
Minnesota, the No. 4 seed, won three singles matches and two of the three doubles matches to close out the win over the fifth-seeded Hoosiers. Minnesota will meet No. 1 seed Illinois in the semifinals tomorrow afternoon. The Fighting Illini are also ranked second in the nation as a team. Purdue will play Northwestern in the other bracket. The championship match will be held Sunday at 11 a.m.
No. 1 singles player senior Tom Chicoine defeated Ian Arons 6-2, 6-4. Senior Adam Selkirk also won his singles match at the No. 4 position, 6-4, 6-3 over Milan Rakvica. The other victory in singles play was by junior Martin Michalowski, who defeated Rahman Smiley 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 6 singles position.
The doubles team of Chicoine and Michalowski defeated Gabe Montilla and Smiley 8-6 at No. 1. Also winning in doubles action was sophomore Tyson Parry and Selkirk, a 8-5 victory over George McGill and Rakvica.
Minnesota 4, Indiana 0 Varsity Tennis Center (Ann Arbor, Mich.) Big Ten Championships Singles: No. 1 Tom Chicoine (MINN) def. Ian Arons (IND) 6-2, 6-4 No. 2 Tyson Parry (MINN) vs. Gabe Montilla (IND) abandoned No. 3 Thomas Haug (MINN) vs. George McGill (IND) abandoned No. 4 Adam Selkirk (MINN) def. Milan Rakvica (IND) 6-4, 6-3 No. 5 Jon Svensson (MINN) vs. Paul Jacobson (IND) abandoned No. 6 Martin Michalowski (MINN) def. Rahman Smiley (IND) 6-3, 6-4
Doubles: No. 1 Chicoine/Michalowski (MINN) def. Montilla/Smiley (IND) 8-6 No. 2 Parry/Selkirk (MINN) def. McGill/Rakvica (IND) 8- 5 No. 3 Arons/Jordan (IND) def. Haug/Martin Kristoffersen (MINN) 8-6