The WMU Men’s tennis team conquered Illinois-Chicago Friday night at the West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo, Mich.
From Romania and playing for his second year on the team, Junior Nadin Indre battled out a very vocal opponent at no.1 singles, winning with a score 6-2, 6-3.
The official interrupted the match to give Indre’s opponent, Isaac Lloveras, a warning.
“He interrupted the match because he was speaking in Spanish and it’s not allowed, you have to speak just in English,” said Indre.
Indre said he’ll work hard at practice this week for the upcoming match vs. Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
“I will practice hard and try my best,” said Indre. “I think the team is better than last year, I am very confident about the team.”
“[We have] a lot of guys and a good group of guys.”
At no. 2 singles WMU’s Senior Ross VanderPloeg defeated UIC’s Alan Reifer with a score of 7-5, 6-3.
With VanderPloeg at no. 1 singles in the last Friday’s match, Coach Dave Morin said, almost certainly, that VanderPloeg will stay at no. 2 singles for the rest of the season.
“I think that’s good positions for those guys,” said Morin “We did switch it around the very first with Ross playing [no.] 1.”
Indre won the Mid-American Conference’s player of the year award last year.
“We came back and had these guys play some challenge matches and Ross had beat him,” said Morin. “I think if you play a match it needs to mean something.”
At no. 3 singles, UIC’s Alexander Raa defeated WMU’s Ruben Greiner with a score of 6-1, 6-4.
Aaron Wong of WMU defeated Christopher Cole of UIC, at no. 4 singles, with a score of 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.
For his second Bronco Tennis appearance, Freshman Pablo Mora defeated Rahul Kamath of UIC with a score of 6-0, 6-3.
Maurizio Feoli of UIC won a hard fought battle to Andrew Cahn of WMU with a score of 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4.
In the doubles competition, no. 1 doubles Nadin Indre and Sophomore Ruben Greiner of WMU defeated Alexander Raa and Rahul Kamath of UIC with a score of 8-3.
At no. 2 doubles, Ross VanderPloeg and Marc Shideler of WMU defeated Alan Reifer and Isaac Lloveras of UIC with a score of 8-3.
Finally, at no. 3 doubles, Stephen Payne and Aaron Wong of WMU defeated Maurizio Feoli and Christopher Cole with a score of 8-5.
Final score: WMU 5, Illinois-Chicago 2.
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,3,1,2,6,4)