Hawkeyes On A Roll

Feb. 12, 2006

Iowa City, IA – The University of Iowa men’s tennis team faced Wisconsin-Green Bay Sunday in their second meet of the weekend. The Hawkeyes once again swept the competition, beating the Phoenix, 7-0.

In singles play, sophomore Bart van Monsjou defeated Tim Prudlow at the No. 1 spot, 6-2, 6-2. Freshman Christian Bierich played in the No. 2 match and defeated Mark Goldin, 6-1, 6-2. Sophomore J.P. Ritchie defeated Mat Weiss in the No. 3 match, 6-3, 6-3. In the No. 4 match, senior Chaitu Malempati defeated Matt Keesey, 7-6 (2), 6-0. Freshman Greg Holm made his season debut by defeating Eric Plaushines in the No. 5 match, 6-3, 6-3. Junior Jonny Hoak also played in his first match of the season. He defeated Eric Hines, 6-4, 6-3, in the final singles match.

The Hawkeyes dominated in doubles competition as well and won all three matches. Ritchie paired with senior Brett Taylor in the No. 1 match to defeat Prudlow and Weiss, 8-2. Malempati and van Monsjou teamed up to defeat Goldin and Plaushines, 8-5, in the No. 2 match. In the final doubles match, Bierich teamed with senior Aaron Schaechterle to defeat Keesey and Hines, 8-1.

“It is very difficult to beat teams 7-0,” said Iowa Men’s Tennis Head Coach Steve Houghton. “We did a good job to shut out both of the teams we faced this weekend.”

With this win, the Hawkeyes improve to 3-1 on the spring season. Their next meet will be Feb. 19 when they travel to Chicago to face DePaul. Play will begin at 11 a.m.

Results
Iowa 7
Wisconsin-Green Bay 0

Singles
1. Bart van Monsjou (IOWA) def. Tim Prudlow (UWGB) 6-2, 6-2

2. Christian Bierich (IOWA) def. Mark Goldin (UWGB) 6-1, 6-2

3. J.P. Ritchie (IOWA) def. Mat Weiss (UWGB) 6-3, 6-3

4. Chaitu Malempati (IOWA) def. Matt Keesey (UWGB) 7-6 (2), 6-0

5. Greg Holm (IOWA) def. Eric Plaushines (UWGB) 6-3, 6-3

6. Jonny Hoak (IOWA) def. Eric Hines (UWGB) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles

1. Ritchie/Brett Taylor (IOWA) def. Tim Prudlow/Mat Weiss (UWGB) 8-2

2. Malempati/van Monsjou (IOWA) def. Eric Plaushines/Mark Goldin (UWGB) 8-5

3. Aaron Schaechterle/Bierich (IOWA) def. Matt Keesey/Eric Hines (UWGB) 8-1