Oct. 8, 2006
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<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>LOUISVILLE, KY- The University of Iowa men’s tennis team finished competition at the Louisville Invitational Sunday. The Hawkeyes won two singles championships and two doubles championships while compiling a 37-9 overall tournament record.
Iowa’s first title came from the doubles team of juniors Bart van Monsjou and J.P. Ritchie. The team took down Lofgren and Roby of Bradley (8-5) and Berry and Breotenbach of Butler (8-1) in route to winning the Flight A championship. In Flight B, freshman Patrick Dwyer paired with sophomore Greg Holm. They were defeated in the semifinals by West and Newmark of Butler (8-4). Freshman Reinoud Haal and senior Scott Elwell defeated Saine and Miller of Western Kentucky (8-2) and Sirotek and Czermiszewocz of Marquette (8-4) to win the Flight C championship.
In singles action, van Monsjou fell just short of the Flight A championship. He was defeated by Butler’s James Low (6-3, 1-6, 6-2) in the finals. Freshman Tommy McGeorge won the Flight A consolation title by defeating Eric Breitenbach of Butler (6-3, 6-3). In the Flight C championship match, Elwell took down Butler’s Scott Newmark (7-5, 6-0) to take the title.
Head Coach Steve Houghton was impressed with Iowa’s performance. “We dominated this tournament,” he said.
The Hawkeyes will return to action October 19-23 at the ITA Regional tournament in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
van Monsjou/Ritchie (Iowa) def. Lofgren/Roby (BR) 8-5
van Monsjou/Ritchie (Iowa) def. Berry/Breotenbach (BU) 8-1
West/Newmark (BU) def. Dwyer/Holm (Iowa) 8-4
Haal/Elwell (Iowa) def. Saine/Miller (WKU) 8-2
Haal/Elwell (Iowa) def. Sirotek/Czermiszewocz (MU) 8-4
James Low (BU) def. Bart van Monsjou (Iowa) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
Tommy McGeorge (Iowa) def. Eric Breitenbach (BU) 6-3, 6-3
Flight B Consolation
Patrick Dwyer (Iowa) def. Ryan Hamning (CSU) 6-1, 6-2
Scott Elwell (Iowa) def. Scott Newmark (BU) 7-5, 6-0