Hawkeyes Defeat DePaul

Feb. 20, 2006

CHICAGO — The University of Iowa men’s tennis team traveled to Chicago Sunday to face DePaul. The Hawkeyes only lost two matches and defeated the Blue Demons, 6-1.

In singles, Iowa won five of six matches. In the No. 1 spot, sophomore Bart van Monsjou defeated Gabe Inchauste, 6-3, 6-4. Freshman Christian Bierich defeated Eric Huffman in the No. 2 match, 7-5, 7-5. Sophomore J.P. Ritchie, playing in the No. 3 spot, defeated George Wang, 6-2, 5-7, (10-1). Austin Doerner defeated senior Chaitu Malempati in the No. 4 match, 7-6 (7), 6-4. In the No. 5 match, senior Brett Taylor defeated Danny Wilson, 6-3, 6-4. Freshman Zach Frisch played in the No. 6 spot and defeated Will Wang, 7-5, 6-2.

The Hawkeyes won two of three doubles matches. Taylor and Ritchie teamed to play the No. 1 double match, but lost to Huffman and Doerner, 9-8 (7). In the No. 2 match, the team of van Monsjou and Malempati defeated Will Wang and Inchauste, 8-3. In the No. 3 match, Bierich paired with senior Aaron Schaechterle to defeat George Wang and Wilson, 8-1.

With this win, the Hawkeyes are now 4-1. Iowa has no meets this week, but will return to action when they travel to Des Moines to face Drake on March 1.

Iowa 6
DePaul 1

1. Bart van Monsjou (Iowa) def. Gabe Inchauste (DePaul) 6-3, 6-4
2. Christian Bierich (Iowa) def. Eric Huffman (DePaul) 7-5, 7-5
3. J.P. Ritchie (Iowa) def. George Wang (DePaul) 6-2, 5-7, (10-1)
4. Austin Doerner (DePaul) def. Chaitu Malempati (Iowa) 7-6 (7), 6-4
5. Brett Taylor (Iowa) def. Danny Wilson (DePaul) 6-3, 6-4
6. Zach Frisch (Iowa) def. Will Wang (DePaul) 7-5, 6-2

1. Huffman/Doerner (DePaul) def. Taylor/Ritchie (Iowa) 9-8 (7)
2. van Monsjou/Malempati (Iowa) def. Will Wang/Inchauste (DePaul) 8-3
3. Bierich/Aaron Schaechterle (Iowa) def. George Wang/Wilson (DePaul) 8-1