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Nov. 3, 2006

COLUMBUS, OhioSteven Moneke, a member of the Ohio State men’s tennis team, advanced to the quarterfinals Friday at the 2006 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships. The tournament is being held at the Racquet Club of Columbus. Play will continue through Sunday.

Moneke (So., Alten-Busick, Germany), the 2006 ITA Midwest Regional Champion, defeated Lars Poerschke of Baylor 6-2, 7-5 to book a spot in the quarterfinals of the event. Moneke then went on to beat Erling Tveit of Mississippi 6-4, 6-2. Moneke improved his singles record to 14-2 on the year and has won nine-consecutive matches. He will face Luke Sheilds of Boise State or Stephen Bass o f Notre Dame Saturday with a spot in the finals up for grabs.

Ohio State freshman Justin Kronauge (Dayton, Ohio/Centerville) fell to the defending champion and the No. 1 seeded Ben Kohlloeffel of UCLA 6-2, 6-4 in the Round of 16.

In doubles action, Devin Mullings (Sr., Freeport, Bahamas/Ft. Lauderdale Preparatory) and Chris Klingemann (Sr., Bradenton, Fla./Texas Tech Independent) fell to the No. 1 seeded John Isner and Luis Flores of Georgia 8-6 in the round of 16. Klingemann and Mullings are 8-3 on the season.

Singles Results
Steven Moneke (OSU/14-2) def. Erling Tveit (Mississippi) 6-4, 6-2
Steven Moneke (OSU/13-2) def. Lars Poerschke (Baylor) 6-2, 7-5
Ben Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Justin Kronauge (OSU/2-3) 6-2, 6-4
Doubles Results
John Isner/Luis Flores (Georgia) def. Chris Klingemann/Devin Mullings (OSU/8-3)