Oliveira and Appanervanda Take Home Doubles Championship to Conclude The Louisville Invitational

Nov. 3, 2013

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rodrigo Oliveira and Muddappa Appanervanda defeated fellow teammates Jacob Wilson and Dylan Steffens, 8-5, in the Flight B Doubles Championship, Sunday, to wrap up tournament play at the Bass-Rudd Tennis center. The Illinois State men's tennis team concluded its fall non-conference tournament season.

Head Coach Mark Klysner was pleased with the way his team competed at this weekend's Louisville Invitational.

"Overall, I think we played some good tennis, but we definitely have things to work on. I liked the format of the tournament because the guys got to play a lot of matches over three days," Klysner said.

In Red Division singles action, Wilson beat Longwood's Bharani Sankar, 6-2, 6-3, while Steffans added a victory as well, defeating Edward Becker of Longwood, 6-1, 7-6 (6).

The Redbirds will look to build on this weekend's successful tournament as they gear up for Missouri Valley Conference Individual Championships, Nov. 8-10, in Des Moines, Iowa.

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