Scott Earns Impressive Runner-Up Finish at Purdue Invite

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Release: September 22, 2013
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Sophomore Howard Scott advanced to the title match of the Flight A singles bracket.

By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – One week after being named MVP at the Western Michigan Invitational, Green Bay sophomore Howard Scott (Exeter, England) advanced all the way to the championship match of the Flight A singles bracket on Sunday at the Purdue Fall Invitational.

Scott won his first four singles matches in the three-day, 20-team meet at the Schwartz Tennis Center, starting with an impressive 6-3, 6-3 win on Friday over DePaul’s Filip Dzanko, who was ranked as one of the top-eight seeds in the 32-man flight. The Phoenix sophomore advanced to the semifinals with two more straight-set wins over Valparaiso’s Dave Bacalla (6-3, 6-1) and No. 2 seed Chris Simich (6-0, 6-2) of Louisville.

Scott earned his trip to the title match with a 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-1 victory over Toledo’s Mark Singni before falling to the tournament’s No. 1 overall seed Nadin Indre of Western Michigan 6-1, 6-2.

Fellow sophomore Leopold Gomez Islinger (Weiden, Germany) also had a strong tournament for the Phoenix, advancing to the semifinals of the Flight B singles bracket. Gomez Islinger knocked off Butler’s Billy Weldon 6-0, 6-2 in his opening match before beating IPFW’s Jonathan Raa 6-1, 6-4 in his second contest. The sophomore took down top-seeded Michael Lippens of Louisville 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to move on to the semis where he fell to second-seeded Mateus Silva of Purdue 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.

Two Green Bay doubles duos made deep runs in the Flight B doubles bracket, as Gomez Islinger and Rowan Isaaks (London, England) and Scott and Marius Merz (Heidelberg, Germany) both advanced to the semifinals. The teams were a win away from an all-Green Bay title match, but Gomez Islinger and Isaaks fell to Cleveland State’s Jorg van der Vloet and Matt Ford 8-4 and Scott and Merz dropped an 8-1 decision to Toledo’s Garrett Cona and Stjepan Sisko.

The Phoenix won a total of eight singles and seven doubles contests in the main draws over the three days.

Green Bay continues its fall slate next weekend at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla.

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INSIDE MEN'S TENNIS
SCHEDULE
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Thursday , September 25
Men's Tennis 
at ITA All-American Championships
TBA
Tulsa, Okla. (Tulsa)
 
Friday , September 26
Men's Tennis 
at Western Michigan Invitational
TBA
Kalamazoo, Mich.
 
Thursday , October 16
Men's Tennis 
at ITA Midwest Regionals
TBA
Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan)
 
Friday , January 23
Men's Tennis 
at Illinois
9:00 AM
Champaign, Ill. (Illinois)
 
Men's Tennis 
at Ball State
3:00 PM
Champaign, Ill. (Illinois)
 
Friday , January 30
Men's Tennis 
at Minnesota
11:00 AM
Minneapolis, Minn.
 
Sunday , February 01
Men's Tennis 
vs. UW-Whitewater
9:00 AM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Men's Tennis 
vs. Cardinal Stritch
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , February 06
Men's Tennis 
at Western Michigan
7:00 PM
Kalamazoo, Mich.
 
Saturday , February 07
Men's Tennis 
at IPFW
10:00 AM
Kalamazoo, Mich. (Western Michigan)
 
Sunday , February 08
Men's Tennis 
at Detroit
TBA
Detroit, Mich.
 
Friday , February 13
Men's Tennis 
vs. Toldeo
6:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , February 15
Men's Tennis 
vs. DePaul
TBA
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , February 22
Men's Tennis 
at Marquette
12:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
Saturday , February 28
Men's Tennis 
at Louisville
TBA
Louisville, Ky.
 
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