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Ah, sweet revenge

Normally we don't like to root for one team over another in this business.

Normally, we don't. Be it a pair of teams from Fort Wayne or around the area, our job is to report, and only report.

But when it came to IPFW's 4-2 tennis victory over Oral Roberts on Saturday that gave the Mastodons the Summit League championship and a berth into the NCAA tournament, well, it's OK to be happy for the home kids.

It was last year when IPFW lost a 3-0 lead and wound up losing to ORU 4-3 in the conference tournament finals at the Wildwood Racquet Club.

Feeling snubbed because none of their players made the All-Summit League team, Oral Roberts somewhat gloated in its win last season.

So there was a little poetic justice Saturday when, with ORU playing host to the event, IPFW got its long-awaited revenge in Tulsa, Okla.

No one from IPFW is sure who or when it will play in the NCAA tourney. There will be a bracket selection show that will air live, at 5 p.m. on May 4 on ESPN News.

Yeah, we're supposed to have some objectivity, but still, I'm happy for IPFW.