Hawkeyes Win First Road Test At Nebraska

Feb. 9, 2008

LINCOLN, NE – The No. 72 Iowa men’s tennis team defeated No. 61 Nebraska on the road Friday, 5-2.

In No. 1 singles competition, senior Bart van Monsjou defeated Hendrik Stahmer 6-2, 4-6, 6-0. Juniors Christian Bierich and Greg Holm also claimed victories. Bierich defeated David Bendheim 6-4, 7-6 (3) and Holm defeated Mark Tate 6-3, 6-4. In addition, Reinoud Haal defeated Francois Van Impe 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-2.

Iowa claimed the doubles point taking all three matches. Ritchie/van Monsjou teamed up to defeat Bendheim/Paar 7-7 (5) and Haal/Holm defeated Stahmer/Van Impe 8-2. Austen Kauss saw his first action of the spring as he teamed up with Christian Bierich to defeat Schneider/Tate 8-6.

Head Coach Steve Houghton was pleased with the results of the Hawkeyes first road test. “We had another strong performance today. It was particularly impressive because we defeated a ranked team on the road.”

Singles:1. Bart van Monsjou (Iowa) def. Hendrik Stahmer (NU)               6-2, 4-6, 6-02. Calin Paar (NU) def. J.P. Ritchie (Iowa)                6-4, 6-33. Christian Bierich (Iowa) def. David Bendheim (NU)            6-4, 7-6 (3)4. Reinoud Haal (Iowa) def. Francois Van Impe (NU)           6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-25. Renato Melo (NU) def. Tommy McGeorge (Iowa)             7-6 (5), 6-36. Gregory Holm (Iowa) def. Mark Tate (NU)               6-3, 6-4="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:1. van Monsjou/Ritchie (Iowa) def. Bendheim/Paar (NU)                7-7 (5)2. Haal/Holm (Iowa) def. Stahmer/Van Impe (NU)          8-23. Bierich/Kauss (Iowa) def. Schneider/Tate (NU)            8-6

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