Feb. 1, 2010
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WACO, TX – – The University of Iowa men’s tennis team defeated No. 66 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Monday, 4-2. The 58th-ranked Hawkeyes, competing in the consolation match of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend Tournament at Waco, TX, move to 1-1 on the season.
The Islanders, now 0-4 overall, claimed the doubles point. At the No. 2 position, Alex Pavlov and Robert Raguz defeated Reinoud Haal and Garret Dunn, 8-5. Marc Bruche and Nikita Zotov evened doubles play, defeating James Langford and Dmitry Novikov at the No. 1 spot, 9-7. Andrew Maingot and Nathan Robinson gave Texas A&M-Corpus Christi the doubles point, defeating Tommy McGeorge and Will Vasos at the No. 3 position, 9-7.
McGeorge started the Hawkeyes off in singles play, winning 6-3, 6-1, over Nathan Robinson at the No. 5 position. Zotov fell at the No. 2 position to James Langford, 6-0, 6-2. Iowa responded, winning the next three singles matches to win the dual. Vasos defeated Robert Raguz 7-5, 6-2, at the No. 4 position and Haal defeated Alex Pavlov 6-0, 6-1, at the No. 3 spot. Austen Kauss clinched the Iowa victory at the No. 6 position, claiming his first career dual singles win. The junior defeated Andrew Maingot 6-4, 6-4.
The Black and Gold return to action Friday against Memphis in their home opener. The match is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. Admission is free.
#66 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – 2
#58 Iowa – 4
1. Marc Bruche/Nikita Zotov (IOWA) def. James Langford/Dmitry Novikov (TAMU-CC), 9-7
2. Alex Pavlov/Robert Raguz (TAMU-CC) vs. Reinoud Haal/Garret Dunn (IOWA), 8-5
3. Andrew Maingot/Nathan Robinson (TAMU-CC) def. Tommy McGeorge/Will Vasos (IOWA), 9-7
1. Dmitry Novikov (TAMU-CC) vs. Marc Bruche (IOWA), unfinished
2. James Langford (TAMU-CC) def. Nikita Zotov (IOWA), 6-0, 6-2
3. Reinoud Haal (IOWA) def. Alex Pavlov (TAMU-CC), 6-0, 6-1
4. Will Vasos (IOWA) def. Robert Raguz (TAMU-CC), 7-5, 6-2
5. Tommy McGeorge (IOWA) def. Nathan Robinson (TAMU-CC), 6-3, 6-1
6. Austen Kauss (IOWA) def. Andrew Maingot (TAMU-CC), 6-4, 6-4