Singles Action Gets Underway At Big Ten Indoors

Oct. 30, 2010

EAST LANSING, Michigan —The University of Iowa men’s tennis team came away with a strong performance in the consolation rounds after the first day of singles play at the Big Ten Indoor Championships. The Hawkeyes went 5-2 overall on the consolation side, and also had two opening round victories.

Will Vasos and Chase Tomlins led the Black and Gold in Day Two at East Lansing, as each picked up opening round victories. Tomlins came away with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Penn State’s Henry Seaborn. Vasos knocking off Michigan State’s Clark Richardson with a 7-6 (1), 6-2 advantage. Both Tomlins and Vasos came up short in round two, and will take to the consolation side tomorrow.

After a tough first round, Iowa won five of their seven matches in consolations on the day. Joey White got things started off with a hard fought 7-6 (3), 6-3 victory over Indiana’s Ian Tesmond, and Mitch Beckert followed suit with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win over the Nittany Lions’ C.J. Griffin. Nikita Zotov fought past Michigan’s Duncan Muil 6-3, 7-5 as well. Austen Kauss walked away with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over the Spartans’ Ryan Richman. After losing the first set, Garrett Dunn responded with a 5-7, 6-1, 10-2 win over Northwestern’s Tobias Reitz in consolation action as well.

Singles action will resume in East Lansing tomorrow with the third day of the Big Ten Indoor Championships with action getting underway at 9:30 p.m.

Big Ten Indoor Championships (Day Two Results)Singles Flight A Round One
Alex Robles (Wis) def. Joey White (Iowa) 6-2, 6-3Justin Rossi (Mich) def. Mitch Beckert (Iowa) 6-0, 6-4Peter Kobelt (OSU) def. Nikita Zotov (Iowa) 6-2, 6-3Isade Juneau (Ind) def. Jeroen Gortworst (Iowa)Chris Cha (Mich) def. Garrett Dunn (Iowa)Austin Brooks (MSU) def. Austen Kauss (Iowa) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (0)Chase Tomlins (Iowa) def. Harry Seaborn (PSU) 6-3, 6-0Spencer Wolf (NW) def. Jonas Dierckx (Iowa)Will Vasos (Iowa) def. Clark Richardson (MSU) 7-6 (1), 6-2
Round Two
Stephen Hoh (ILL) def. Chase Tomlins (Iowa) 6-1, 6-1Josh Graves (NW) def. Will Vasos (Iowa) 6-1, 6-0
Joey White (Iowa) def. Ian Tesmond (Ind) 7-6 (3), 6-3Mitch Beckert (Iowa) def. C.J. Griffin (PSU) 7-6 (4), 6-3Nikita Zotov (Iowa) def. Duncan Muil (Mich) 6-3, 7-5Connor Roth (ILL) def. Jeroen Gortworst (Iowa) 7-5, 6-4Garrett Dunn (Iowa) def. Tobias Reitz (NW) 5-7, 6-1, 10-2Austen Kauss (Iowa) def. Richmond (MSU) 6-4, 6-2Barrett Franks (Mich) def. Jonas Dierckx (Iowa) 6-3, 6-1