Iowa Faces Wisconsin

April 8, 2006

MADISON, WI – The University of Iowa men’s tennis team went on the road today to face Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes were defeated, 6-1.

In singles competition, sophomore Bart van Monsjou was defeated by 113th-ranked Jeremy Sonkin, 6-3, 6-1, in the No. 1 match. Sophomore J.P. Ritchie was defeated by Nolan Polley in the No. 2 match, 6-4, 6-4. In the No. 3 match, freshman Christian Bierich was victorious over Brennen Phippen, 2-6, 6-4, 1-0. Senior Chaitu Malempati was defeated by Lachezar Kasarov in the No. 4 match, 6-3, 6-4. In the No. 5 match, senior Brett Taylor fell to Felipe Bellido, 6-2, 6-7, 1-0. Freshman Zach Frisch was defeated by Gian Hodgson in the No. 6 match, 6-4, 6-1.

Iowa wasn’t able to capture a double win this afternoon. In the No. 1 match, the team of Ritchie and Taylor was defeated by Polley and Sonkin, 8-5. Malempati and van Monsjou teamed to play the No. 2 match. They were defeated by Kasarov and Bellido, 8-6. In the No. 3 match, Bierich and senior Aaron Schaechterle defeated Elliott Bisnow and Phippen, 9-8, 9-7.

With this loss, the Hawkeyes fall to 5-9 overall and 0-5 in the Big Ten. They will face Northwestern Sunday. Competition begins at noon in Evanston, IL.

Wisconsin 6
Iowa 1

No. 1 #113 Jeremy Sonkin (WIS) def. Bart van Monsjou (IOWA) 6-3, 6-1
No. 2 Nolan Polley (WIS) def. J.P. Ritchie (IOWA) 6-4, 6-4
No. 3 Christian Bierich (IOWA) def. Brennen Phippen (WIS) 2-6, 6-4, 1-0
No. 4 Lachezar Kasarov (WIS) def. Chaitu Malempati (IOWA) 6-3, 6-4
No. 5 Felipe Bellido (WIS) def. Brett Taylor (IOWA) 6-2, 6-7, 1-0
No. 6 Gian Hodgson (WIS) def. Zach Frisch (IOWA) 6-4, 6-1

No. 1 Polley/Sonkin (WIS) def. Ritchie/Taylor (IOWA) 8-5
No. 2 Kasarov/Bellido (WIS) def. van Monsjou/Malempati (IOWA) 8-6
No. 3 Aaron Schaechterle/Bierich (IOWA) def. Elliott Bisnow/Phippen (WIS) 9-8, 9-7