No. 21 Indiana picks up first road win
Hoosiers win five of six singles matches after losing in doubles
ORLANDO, Fla. -- No. 21 Indiana (10-3) moved its win streak to four, by taking down Central Florida 5-2 on Thursday afternoon. The Hoosiers won five of six singles matches to take their first true road win of the season.
UCF came out and took its home-court advantage to the Hoosiers, winning tight matches at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to claim the doubles point. Joe Delinks and Mitch Thams held off Isade Juneau and Jeremy Langer 8-6 at at No. 1 doubles to take an early 1-0 lead.
UCF's Erik Brunskog and Juan Bolona outlasted Alastair Barnes and Josh MacTaggart 9-8 at No. 2 to clinch the doubles point. At No. 3 doubles, Stephen Vogl and Will Kendall roared past the Knights duo of Matthew Gladstone and Mario Samson 8-3 to avoid being swept in the doubles portion of play.
In singles, IU quickly took back control of the match, taking straight-set victories at four positions. MacTaggart beat Brunskog 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2. Langer won 6-1, 6-4 against Thams at No. 3.
Vogl knocked off Samson, 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4, and Dimitrije Tasic took down Gladstone 6-4, 6-3 at No. 5. IU also got a win in three sets from Kendall at No. 6 (3-6, 6-3, 6-1) against Joe Delinks. Isade Juneau was the lone Hoosier to fall in singles play, losting to Jorge Blasco at No. 1 after winning the first set 6-3.