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January 18, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State’s No. 1 singles player Chris Porter (So., Canton, Ohio) upset second-seeded Mark Loughrin of Wisconsin in the quarterfinals before falling in straight sets to Purdue’s Jeff Marshall at the Big Ten Indoor Championship in Madison, Wis.

%^$After breezing into the quarterfinals, the eleventh-seeded Porter faced a difficult task against the Loughrin, the No. 4 ranked player in the nation. But the Canton native was more than up to the task, easily defeating Loughrin, 6-4, 6-2.

%^$Porter ran out of answers against the thirteenth-seeded Marshall, however. The Boilermakers’ star sophomore defeated Porter, 6-1, 6-2. Marshall kept his run going in the finals, steamrolling top-seeded Tom Chicoine of Minnesota, 7-6 (4), 6-1.

%^$Porter was the only remaining Buckeye in the tournament.

%^$Ohio State’s next action comes Saturday, January 23, when they take on Toledo at 10 a.m. and Murray State at 7 p.m. Both matches will be held at the Columbus Racquet Club on Bethel Road.

%^$Results

%^$Chris Porter –

%^$Seedings in parenthesis%^$

%^$1st round – def. Marc Dorfman, Penn State 6-4, 6-4%^$2nd round – def. Milan Rakvica, Indiana 7-5, 6-2%^$3rd round – def. Tyson Parry, Minnesota 6-4, 6-0%^$Quarterfinals – def. (2) Mark Loughrin, Wisconsin 6-4, 6-2%^$Semifinals – lost to (13) Jason Marshall, Purdue 6-1, 6-2%^$