Penn State Men's Tennis Team Falls to Purdue
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 11, 2004 - The Purdue men's tennis team picked up a 5-2 win over Penn State at the Varsity Courts on Sunday. The win improved the 75th-ranked Boilermakers' record to 7-10 overall and 2-4 in the Big Ten, while the 56th-ranked Nittany Lions dropped to 11-7 overall an 2-4 in the league.
The Boilermakers took the first point of the match by winning the doubles point. Penn State kept it close at No. 1 doubles but sophomore Malcolm Scatliffe (San Bernardino, Calif.) and senior Roddy Cantey (Aiken, S.C.) fell 9-7.
In singles, sophomore Paul Rose delivered a 7-5, 6-1 win over Scatliffe at No. 1. Freshman Ryan Berger (Grand Rapids, Mich.) looked impressive winning at No. 5 singles against Eric Hodgman 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. Also, picking up the final point for the Nittany Lions, senior Clint Keithley (Valparaiso, Ind.) defeated David Robinson 6-3, 7-6. Freshman Brad Hunter (Atlanta, Ga.) fell for the first time in Big Ten action at No. 6 singles 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Penn State will return home for senior weekend on April 17 and 18 when it faces Wisconsin and Northwestern at the Sarni Tennis Center. Both matches will be played at 12 p.m.
#75 Purdue 5, #56 Penn State 2