Hawkeyes Start Fall Season On Strong Note

Sept. 26, 2008

EVANSTON, IL – The University of Iowa men’s tennis team claimed six singles wins and four doubles victories Friday at the Northwestern Invitational. Teams competing along with the Hawkeyes include DePaul, Illinois State, Northwestern, Minnesota, Michigan State, Western Michigan, Toledo and Bradley.

In singles competition, seven Hawkeyes advanced to the second round. In Flight A, Christian Bierich, Reinoud Haal, Greg Holm and Gentry Kaegi all defeated their first-round opponents to advance. In Flight B, Austen Kauss and Patrick Dwyer won to advance to the next round and Tommy McGeorge received a bye. Will Vasos lost to Tyler Sauerbrey of Michigan State in his first collegiate match.

Iowa claimed two victories in doubles competition. In Flight A, seniors Bierich and Holm teamed up to defeat Robertson/Samoylov of Bradley in the first round. Additionally in Flight A, Haal and Kauss paired up and were defeated by Calderone/Montasser of Western Michigan.

Kaegi and Dwyer received a first round bye in Flight B. In addition, McGeorge and Vasos defeated Annear/Svenda of Minnesota to advance.

The Hawkeyes continue competition at the Northwestern Invitational tomorrow at 8 a.m.

Singles:Christian Bierich (Iowa) def. Zeyad Montasser (WMU) 6-4, 6-2Reinoud Haal (Iowa) def. Alasdair Graetz (DePaul) 6-3, 7-6 (8)Gentry Kaegi (Iowa) def. Ben Hartman (DePaul) 2-6 6-2 (10-7)Greg Holm (Iowa) def. Vanja Grgec (DePaul) 6-4, 4-6 (14-12)Austen Kauss (Iowa) def. Jason Norville (MSU) 6-2, 6-3Patrick Dwyer (Iowa) def. Mitch Osborne (Bradley) 6-1, 6-0Tyler Sauerbrey (MSU) def. Will Vasos (Iowa) 1-6, 6-3, (10-5)

Doubles: Bierich/Holm (Iowa) def. Robertson/Samoylov (Bradley) 8-2McGeorge/Vasos (Iowa) def. Annear/Svenda (Minnesota) 8-5McGeorge/Vasos (Iowa) def. Norville/Richardson (MSU) 8-6Dwyer/Kaegi (Iowa) def. Macara-chvili/Osborne (Bradley) 8-4Calderone/Montasser (WMU) def. Kauss/Haal (Iowa) 8-3Graves/Rispoli (NU) def. Bierich/Holm (Iowa) 8-2
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