April 25, 2013
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The University of Iowa men’s tennis team fell in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament Thursday afternoon to Northwestern, 4-1.
After the Hawkeyes fell in their first doubles match, they battled back to win two in a row and gain the doubles point. Matt Hagan and Garret Dunn took down Wolf and Pasareanu of Northwestern, 8-5, to pick up Iowa’s first doubles victory. Next, Jonas Dierckx and Juan Estenssoro defeated Kumar and Smith, 8-5, to secure the doubles point.
The Hawkeyes will be returning 10-of-11 players next season, most of which gained valuable experience this spring season in both doubles and singles.
No. 1 Wolf (NW) def. Dierckx (UI) 6-0, 6-4
No. 2 #87 Smith (NW) def. Dunn (UI) 6-1, 6-3
No. 3 Balaji (NW) def. Hagan (UI) 6-2, 6-2
No. 4 J. Estensorro (UI) vs. Kumar (NW) DNF
No. 5 Pasareanu (NW) vs. Swank (UI) DNF
No. 6 Jackman (NW) def. A. Estenssoro (UI) 6-0, 6-0
No. 1 Hagan/Dunn (UI) def. Wolf/Pasareanu (NW) 8-5
No. 2 Dierckx/J. Estensorro (UI) def. Kumar/Smith (NW), 8-5
No. 3 Jackman/ Balaji (NW) def. Swank/White (UI), 8-4