Jan. 29, 2013
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THIS WEEK The University of Iowa men’s tennis team continues its spring season on Friday as they host a double header against Bradley University and Western Illinois University at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. Action against Bradley will begin at 12:30 p.m. while the match against Western Illinois will begin at 6:30. p.m.
HAWKEYES TAKE DOWN LOYOLA MARYMOUNT Iowa cruised to a 5-2 victory over Loyola Marymount as Michael Swank, Garret Dunn, and Juan Estensorro all went 2-0 individually on the day. Dunn and Swank took down Bustamante and Volmari (8-5) in No. 1 doubles action, while Estensorro won his match in No. 3 doubles paired up with Joey White. All three players continued their strong starts to the match as they defeated their opponents in singles play.
NEWCOMER TO LINEUP Juan Estensorro competed for the first time as a Hawkeye this past weekend and did not disappoint. Estenssoro went 2-1 overall against Illinois State and Loyola Marymount this past weekend. “I was particularly please with Juan both in both doubles and singles,” head coach Steve Houghton said. “This was the first weekend he competed for us and he showed us he is going to be a really strong player.”
DUNN LEADING THE WAY Senior Garret Dunn has put together an impressive 3-0 start to the spring season, individually. Dunn gained the lone singles victory against Illinois State this past Friday defeating Wilson 6-4, 6-4. Dunn carried that momentum over into Sunday as he went 2-0 against Loyola Marymount winning both his singles and doubles match. Dunn will look to continue his hot streak this coming Friday against Bradley and Western Illinois.
HEAD COACH Steve Houghton Steve Houghton, the dean of Big Ten tennis coaches, is in his 32nd year as head coach of the Hawkeyes. He has compiled a career record of 332-363 (.478), recording the most wins of any coach in Iowa men’s tennis history.
QUOTING HEAD COACH Steve Houghton “Our guys have a lot of confidence coming off the win against Loyola Marymount. This Friday will be a new experience for our team playing a double header. It will be a big test in many ways and it’s possible that some guys who haven’t played yet will get a chance to compete.”