ANN ARBOR, MI – The Iowa men’s tennis team completed the second day of Midwest Regional competition today. Christian Bierich and Chaitu Malempati defeated Brian Hanus and Alex Roby of Bradley, 8-2 in first round of doubles competition while Brett Taylor and Bart van-Monsjou fell to Brett Helgeson and Sheeva Parbhu of Notre Dame, 8-6.
Competing in singles competition today were Bierich and Malempati. Bierich defeated Colin Foster of Purdue, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in second round qualifying singles play and fell to Robert Rotaru of Louisville, 6-7, 6-2, 6-1. Malempati was defeated by Lachezar Kasarov of Wisconsin, 6-2, 6-2.
Day Two Results:
Bierich/Malempati (Iowa) def. Hanus/Roby (Bradley) 8-2
Helgeson/Parbhu (UND) def. Taylor/van Monsjou (Iowa) 8-6
Bierich (Iowa) def. Foster (Purdue) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Rotaru (LOU) def. Bierich (Iowa) 6-7, 6-2, 6-1
Kasarov (Wisconsin) def. Malempati (Iowa) 6-2, 6-2