Hawkeyes Start Strong At Purdue Invite

Oct. 13, 2007

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – The University of Iowa men’s tennis team claimed 13 singles wins and three doubles wins in Saturday’s competition at the Purdue Fall Invitational. Teams competing along with the Hawkeyes include Butler, Marquette and Purdue.

Each Hawkeye competing in singles matches claimed at least one victory Saturday, with four winning both of their matches. Senior Bart von Monsjou advanced to the finals of flight `A’ by defeating P.J. Rose of Purdue 6-1, 6-2 and Dusan Medan of Marquette 6-2, 6-1. In addition to von Monsjou, J.P.Ritchie, Tommy McGeorge and Gregory Holm advanced to the finals with singles wins in each of their first two matches. Ritchie downed Griff Nienberg of Purdue and Mark Rutherford of Marquette to reach the finals in flight `B’. McGeorge defeated Peter Van Lieshout of Marquette and Eren Turkmenler of Purdue to reach the finals in flight `C’ and Holm overwhelmed Greg Sirotek of Marquette and Jose Fuenmayor of Purdue to reach the finals in flight `D’. Additionally, Christian Bierich will compete for third place in flight `A’ on Sunday.

The Hawkeyes will conclude competition at the Purdue Invite Sunday.

Singles:Christian Bierich (Iowa) def. Ben Raynauld (Butler)             6-3, 6-2Bart von Monsjou (Iowa) def. P. J. Rose (Purdue)            6-1, 6-2Bart von Monsjou (Iowa) def. Dusan Medan (Marquette)                  6-2, 6-1Reinoud Haal (Iowa) def. Paul Foley (Purdue)             0-6, 6-4, 7-5J. P. Ritchie (Iowa) def. Griff Nienberg (Purdue)           6-4, 7-5J. P. Ritchie (Iowa) def. Mark Rutherford (Marquette)           4-6, 6-1, 6-4Walker Grimes (Iowa) def. Sam Brown (Butler)                      6-2, 6-2Tommy McGeorge (Iowa) def. Peter Van Lieshout (Marquette)      6-2, 6-1Tommy McGeorge (Iowa) def. Eren Turkmenler (Purdue)                  6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-2Patrick Dwyer (Iowa) def. Ben Shafer (Butler)               6-1, 6-1Gregory Holm (Iowa) def. Greg Sirotek (Marquette)            6-2, 6-1Gregory Holm (Iowa) def. Jose Fuenmayor (Purdue)         6-2, 6-1Gentry Kaegi (Iowa) def. Greg Sirotek (Marquette)            6-2, 6-2Branko Kuzmanovic (Purdue) def. Christian Bierich (Iowa)        5-7, 7-5, 6-1Stephen Shao (Marquette) def. Reinoud Haal (Iowa)            6-3, 7-5Eric Ramos (Purdue) def. Walker Grimes (Iowa)                     6-4, 6-3D.J. Johnson (Purdue) def. Patrick Dwyer (Iowa)         6-4, 6-4Kelubia Mabatah (Purdue) def. Gentry Kaegi (Iowa)            6-4, 6-2="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>
Doubles:Bierich/ Kaegi (Iowa) def. Fuenmayor/Turkmenler (Purdue)        8-4Kauss/Dwyer (Iowa) def. Mabatah/Nienberg (Purdue)           8-2Haal/McGeorge (Iowa) def. Sirotek/Klassen (Marquette)                      8-3Binkley/Rutherford (Marquette) def. Grimes/ Holm (Iowa)     8-5Foley/Ramos (Purdue) def. van Monsjou/Ritchie (Iowa)                       8-3

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