Terps Fall to Boilermakers
March 4, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Maryland men's tennis team started strong with three doubles victories, but Purdue responded with wins at the top four singles positions to defeat the Terps 4-3 Saturday at Schwartz Tennis Center.
The momentum carried over to the start of singles play as Laine and Kiuru won in straight sets at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively. But the Boilermakers won the last four matches of the afternoon to take the win.
After Purdue picked up wins at No.2, 3, 4, the match came down to No. 1 singles. Horny, ranked 91st, won the opening set 6-2 against Szymon Tatarczyk. Tatarczyk returned the favor with a 6-3 victory in the second set . The final set went to a tiebreaker with Tatarczyk prevailing 7-5.
The Terps are in action at noon Sunday against Notre Dame in South Bend.
Purdue 4, No. 58 Maryland 3
Order of Finish: 6, 5, 2, 4, 3, 1*
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1
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