Iowa Finishes Day Two At Northwestern Invite

Sept. 27, 2008

EVANSTON, IL – The University of Iowa men’s tennis team claimed seven singles wins and three doubles victories Saturday during day two of 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, two Hawkeyes advanced to the semifinals of their respective flights. In Flight A, senior Christian Bierich defeated Austin Brooks of Michigan State 6-4, 6-4 and Sven Burus of Toledo 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the semifinals. Additionally in Flight B, junior Tommy McGeorge defeated Michigan State’s Billy Gardner 6-2, 6-0 and Illinois State’s Daniel Tobar 6-3, 6-1 to also advance to the semifinal round.

In doubles competition, McGeorge and freshman Will Vasos paired up and advanced to the finals of Flight B. The duo defeated Cullen/Olivarez of Western Michigan, 8-5.

“We have a doubles team in the finals of Flight B and two singles players in the semifinals,” said Head Coach Steve Houghton. “I am pleased with those results.”

The Hawkeyes will conclude play at the Northwestern Invitational tomorrow. Competition will begin at 8 a.m.

Singles:Christian Bierich (Iowa) def. Austin Brooks (MSU)      6-4, 6-4Christian Bierich (Iowa) def. Sven Burus (Toledo)      6-3, 6-3Tommy McGeorge (Iowa) def. Billy Gardner (MSU)        6-2, 6-0Tommy McGeorge (Iowa) def. Daniel Tobar (ISU)              6-3, 6-1Patrick Dwyer (Iowa) def. Gursher Harika (Toledo)      3-6, 6-3 (10-8)Austen Kauss (Iowa) def. Juan Munoz (DePaul)                 7-5, 6-2Will Vasos (Iowa) def. Michael Macara-chvili (Bradley)        6-2, 6-1Micheal Calderone (WMU) def. Reinoud Haal (Iowa)        6-3, 7-6 (8)Kevin Hayward (WMU) def. Greg Holm (Iowa)               7-5, 6-2Ron Hulewicz (MSU) def. Gentry Kaegi (Iowa)                  6-3, 6-2Scott Rasmussen (Minnesota) def. Gentry Kaegi (Iowa)             6-3, 6-2Pablo Olivarez (WMU) def. Patrick Dwyer (Iowa)         6-4, 7-6 (3)Tobias Reitz (NU) def. Austen Kauss (Iowa)          6-1, 6-2=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>=""/images/2016/6/1//thhh.jpg" width="180" height="62" class="imported">