Hawkeyes Drop to Central Florida, 5-1

March 18, 2005

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The University of Iowa men’s tennis team fell to Central Florida, 5-1, Thursday afternoon at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club in California. The Hawkeyes move to 9-3 overall.

In doubles, the Hawkeyes were barely edged, with the point going to Central Florida. J.P. Ritchie and Aaron Schaechterle defeated Ener Garsoy and Sebastian Delgado, 9-8 (2). At the No. 2 spot, Chaitu Malempati and Bart von Monsjou took Rhett Rosen and Simon Jaeger into a tiebreaker, but finally lost, 9-8 (4).

Ritchie was the lone Hawkeye to win a singles match. He defeated Jaeger, 6-3, 6-1, at the No. 3 spot. The No. 6 match was not finished due to rain. Brett Taylor split a pair of sets with Paul Ramy, 5-7, 6-4, before the rain.

Iowa will next compete against Dartmouth Sunday, March 20.

Central Florida: 5
Iowa: 1

Match Summary

No. 1: Ener Garsoy (UCF) def. Chaitu Malempati (UI), 6-1, 7-6 (3)
No. 2: Joel Allen (UCF) def. Kyle Markham (UI), 6-0, 6-3
No. 3: J.P. Ritchie (UI) def. Simon Jaeger (UCF), 6-3, 6-1
No. 4: Antonio Sierra (UCF) def. Bart van Monsjou (UI), 6-3, 6-2
No. 5: Sebastian Delgado (UCF) def. Jonny Hoak (UI), 6-3, 6-1
No. 6: Brett Taylor (UI) vs. Paul Ramy (UFC), 5-7, 6-4, DNF

No. 1: Sierra/Allen (UCF) def. Markham/Taylor (UI), 8-3
No. 2: Rhett Rosen/Jaeger (UFC) def. Malempati/van Monsjou (UI), 9-8 (4)
No. 3: Ritchie/Aaron Schaechterle (UI) def. Garsoy/Delgado (UCF), 9-8 (2)