Nov. 16, 2003
ANN ARBOR, MI –
The Iowa men’s tennis team was eliminated from competition Sunday afternoon at the Big Ten singles tournament held at the Univeristy of Michigan’s Varsity Tennis Courts.
Sophomores Chaitu Malempati and Aaron Schaechterle produced the best performances for the Hawkeyes, each advancing to the second round of the main draw. Malempati recorded a win over Purdue’s Sounak Chatterjee in the first round (6-4, 6-2). He was defeated in the second round by Ohio State’s Joey Atas (7-5, 6-3) and then lost in the second round consolation bracket to Northwestern’s Adam Schaechterle in three sets (2-6, 7-5, 6-3).
Aaron Schaechterle recorded a win over Michigan State’s Anthony Stefani in the first round (6-4, 7-6) and was defeated in the second round by fourth-seeded Avery Ticer of Minnesota in straight sets (6-4, 6-0). He was then defeated in the second round consolation bracket by Northwestern’s Chuck Perrin (6-4, 6-2).
In other action, freshmen Jonny Hoak, Walter Valarezo and Ryan Reid and senior Matis Jasicek were eliminated in the first round of main draw competition. All four also lost in the first round consolation bracket. Freshman Scott Elwell was defeated in the first round of the 7-8 bracket.
The Hawkeyes will return to the courts Sunday, January 25 when they begin spring dual competition by hosting Northern Illinois.