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Hoosiers can’t beat Badgers

Despite grabbing its 15th doubles point of the season, the No. 39 IU men’s tennis team (13-6, 3-3) lost a 4-3 decision to No. 35 Wisconsin Saturday. The Hoosiers also earned a 5-2 victory over Northwestern Sunday.\nThe Hoosiers only managed to earn two points in singles play, as freshmen Lachlan Ferguson and Santiago Gruter won their matches at the No. 4 and No. 5 \nslot, respectively.\nFerguson downed opponent Michael Dierberger in straight sets, 7-6, 6-2. Gruter beat Luke Rassow-Kanter in a straight-set match that required overtime, 6-4, 7-6 (4).\nIt was Ferguson’s third consecutive Big Ten triumph in only five matches this season. \nIU continues to struggle at the top of the lineup early in conference play. Seniors Dara McLoughlin, Thomas Richter and freshman Philip Eilers were unable to win a set, each falling in straight sets.

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