Feb. 28, 2010
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IOWA CITY, IA – – The University of Iowa men’s tennis team defeated DePaul Sunday at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex, 7-0. The 55th-ranked Hawkeyes move to 6-1 on the season with the victory.
“We played very well when it counted,” said Head Coach Steve Houghton. “I am very happy to be 6-1 at this stage of the season.”
The Hawkeyes, 3-0 at home, won at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to claim the point. At the No. 3 position, Garret Dunn and Reinoud Haal defeated Matija Palinic and Doug Perrin, 8-5. Tommy McGeorge and Will Vasos continued their strong play. The duo defeated Vanja Grgec and Mathias Hambach, 8-6, to win its fifth straight.
Iowa swept the Blue Demons in singles play. At the No. 1 spot, Marc Bruche defeated Bartosz Jozwiak, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. Nikita Zotov was victorious at the No. 2 spot. The junior defeated Matija Palinic, 6-3, 6-3. Haal won his sixth consecutive match, defeating Ben Hartman at the No. 3 spot, 6-1, 6-4. Vasos also won his sixth consecutive match at the No. 4 spot, defeating Hambach, 6-4, 6-4. McGeorge defeated Grgec, 6-2, 6-7, 10-6 at the No. 5 spot. In addition, Tom Mroziewicz saw his first dual action of the season at the No. 6 spot. The sophomore defeated Perrin, 7-5, 6-4.
The Black and Gold, winners of six straight, return to action next Saturday when they face Sacramento State in Denver, CO. Match time will be announced this week.
#55 Iowa – 7
DePaul – 0
1. Ben Hartman/Bartosz Joszwiak (DePaul) def. Marc Bruche/Nikita Zotov (IOWA), 8-6
2. Tommy McGeorge/Will Vasos (IOWA) def. Vanja Grgec/Mathias Hambach (DePaul), 8-6
3. Garrett Dunn/Reinoud Haal (IOWA) def Matija Palinic/Doug Perrin (DePaul), 8-5
1. Marc Bruche (IOWA) def. Bartosz Jozwiak (DePaul), 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
2. Nikita Zotov (IOWA) def. Matija Palinic (DePaul), 6-3, 6-3
3. Reinoud Haal (IOWA) def. Ben Hartman (DePaul), 6-1, 6-4
4. Will Vasos (IOWA) def. Mathias Hambach (DePaul), 6-4, 6-4
5. Tommy McGeorge (IOWA) def. Vanja Grgec (DePaul), 6-2, 6-7, 10-6
6. Tom Mroziewicz (IOWA) def. Doug Perrin (DePaul), 7-5, 6-4