Hawkeyes Defeat DePaul, 6-1

March 2, 2008

IOWA CITY, IA – The University of Iowa men’s tennis team defeated DePaul Sunday at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center, 6-1. With the victory, No. 66 Iowa moves to 6-2 on the season.

The Hawkeyes started strong as they claimed the doubles point. J.P. Ritchie and Bart van Monsjou defeated Doerner/Graetz 8-4. Christian Bierich and Austen Kauss continued their strong play, defeating Hartman/Williams 8-4. Greg Holm and Walker Grimes fell in a close match to Moncada/Jozwiak, 8-7.

Iowa won five singles matches on the day. Bart van Monsjou continued his stellar play at No. 1 singles as he defeated Austin Doerner 6-1, 6-4. At the No. 2 position, Ritchie defeated Jose Moncada 6-4, 6-2. Bierich kept it going for the Hawkeyes, dominating Vanja Grgec 6-1, 6-1. He is now 7-1 in dual matches this spring. In addition, Reinoud Haal won over Alasdair Graetz, 6-2, 6-4. Tommy McGeorge defeated Bartosz Jozwiak 5-5, ret. Jozwiak could not continue after sustaining an injury early in the match. Patrick Dwyer saw his first dual match action, falling to Ben Hartman 6-4, 6-0.

“Today was a good win against a good DePaul team,” said Head Coach Steve Houghton. “We are coming closer and closer to getting a complete team performance. We will need to have a complete performance with No. 2 Ohio State coming in Friday.”

The Hawkeyes will return to action Friday, March 7, as they will host No. 2 Ohio State. Competition will be held at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center.

Singles:1. Bart van Monsjou (Iowa) def. Austin Doerner (DePaul)      6-1, 6-42. J.P. Ritchie (Iowa) def. Jose Moncada (DePaul)         6-4, 6-23. Christian Bierich (Iowa) def. Vanja Grgec (DePaul)          6-1, 6-14. Reinoud Haal (Iowa) def. Alasdair Graetz (DePaul)            6-2, 6-45. Tommy McGeorge (Iowa) def. Bartosz Jozwiak (DePaul)                 5-5, ret.6. Ben Hartman (DePaul) def. Patrick Dwyer (Iowa)          6-4, 6-0="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. Ritchie/van Monsjou (Iowa) def. Doerner/Graetz (DePaul)           8-42. Moncada/Jozwiak (DePaul) def. Holm/Grimes (Iowa)                  8-73. Bierich/Kauss (Iowa) def. Hartman/Williams (DePaul)               8-4

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