Hawkeyes Open 2005 Fall Season

Sept. 17, 2005

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – The University of Iowa men’s tennis team opened its 2005 fall season Saturday at the two-day Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, IN. All matches were held at the Purdue University Varsity Tennis Courts, and the competing teams were Butler, Iowa, Purdue and Toledo.

All nine Hawkeyes went 1-1 on the day in singles, and six will face each other in the fifth-place match on Sunday. Freshman Christian Bierich will face senior Brett Taylor in the gold flight, sophomore Bart van Monsjou will face sophomore J.P. Ritchie in the black flight, and junior Jonny Hoak will face freshman Zach Frisch in the white flight. Senior Aaron Schaechterle was the lone Hawkeye to win his first round singles match, defeating Toledo’s Travis Curran, 6-3, 6-4, in the white flight. All four Iowa doubles teams lost their first round match, and will be competing in the consolation bracket on Sunday. Hawkeye freshmen Bierich, Frisch and Greg Holm made their collegiate debuts at the tournament. Iowa is without the services of seniors Chaitu Malempati and Kyle Markham this fall, as both are injured.

Sunday’s matches will start at 9 a.m. and will be held on Purdue’s Varsity Tennis Courts.

Gold Flight Singles
James Low (Butler) def. Christian Bierich (Iowa), 6-4, 6-1
Bierich (Iowa) def. Tony Tran (Toledo), 6-4, 6-1
Andy Bartish (Butler) def. Brett Taylor (Iowa), 6-3, 6-2
Taylor (Iowa) def. Jared Miller (Toledo), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-0

Black Flight Singles
Brandon Gill (Butler) def. Bart van Monsjou (Iowa), 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
van Monsjou (Iowa) def. Mabatah (Purdue), 6-2, 6-7 (4), 2-0
Parker Ross (Butler) def. J.P. Ritchie (Iowa), 7-6 (8), 7-5
Ritchie (Iowa) def. Al-Nabhani (Toledo), 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

Silver Flight Singles
Evan West (Butler) def. Greg Holm (Iowa), 6-4, 6-2
Holm (Iowa) def. Jayson Miller (Toledo), 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
Aaron Schaechterle (Iowa) def. Travis Curran (Toledo), 6-3, 6-4
Matt Zollman (Purdue) def. Schaechterle (Iowa), 7-6 (9), 6-3

White Flight Singles
Eric Breitenbach (Butler) def. Jonny Hoak (Iowa), 6-3, 6-2
Hoak (Iowa) def. Brian Rager (Toledo), 7-6 (5), 7-5
Griffin Nienberg (Purdue) def. Zach Frisch (Iowa), 6-2, 7-6
Frisch (Iowa) def. Scott Newmark (Butler), 6-3, 6-2

Round-Robin Singles Flight
Scott Elwell (Iowa) def. Sam Brown (Butler), 6-0, 6-2
Joe Fuenmayor (Purdue) def. Elwell (Iowa), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3)

Gold Doubles Flight
Brandon Gill/Andy Bartish (Butler) def. J.P. Ritchie/Aaron Schaechterle (Iowa), 9-8 (6)
Chris Clark/Jared Miller (Toledo) def. Zach Frisch/Christian Bierich (Iowa), 8-2

Black Doubles Flight
James Low/Eric Breitenbach (Butler) def. Bart van Monsjou/Brett Taylor (Iowa), 8-6
Evan West/Scott Newmark (Butler) def. Greg Holm/Scott Elwell (Iowa), 8-5