Iowa Men's Tennis Day 1 Recap at Purdue Invite

Sept. 20, 2013

Day 1 Recap

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The first day of the Purdue invite was delayed three times due to inclement weather, forcing much of the action indoors. Due to the inclement weather, a number of singles and doubles matches scheduled for today were postponed and will resume play tomorrow morning. Eight of the nine Hawkeyes were able to play their singles matches today, with Michael Swank’s opening match was delayed until tomorrow morning.

For the Hawkeyes, Brian Alden, Chase Tomlins, Nils Hallestrand and Andres Estenssoro all won their first round match and will advance onto the second round tomorrow.

Alden won his Flight B matchup against Freddy Abunk of Xavier 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. He moves on to face Mateus Silva (Purdue), the No. 3 seed in Flight B.

Tomlins defeated Derek Reinbold of Case Western by a 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-1 score to move on to face Gerard Guell of IPFW in the Flight C bracket.

Hallestrand, making his collegiate tennis debut, beat Rob Torsch of Xavier 1-6, 6-3,6-3. He will play Pat O’Neill of IUPUI tomorrow in Flight C action.

Andres Estenssoro defeated Garret Cona of Toledo 7-5, 6-1. He will face Charlie Emhardt of Valparaiso.

Juan Estenssoro, Matt Hagan, Dominic Patrick and Joey White all lost their first round matches. They will begin play in their respective consolation brackets tomorrow morning.

Friday’s results
Flight A Singles
Eric Bonfire (Louisville) def. Juan Estenssoro (UI): 6-2, 6-1
CK Kimball (Case Western) def. Matt Hagan (UI): 7-5, 6-3

Flight B Singles
Brian Alden (UI) def. Freddy Abunk (Xavier): 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Michael Lippens (Louisville) def. Dominic Patrick (UI): 6-2, 6-3

Flight C Singles
Chase Tomlins (UI) def. Derek Reinbold (Case Western): 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-1
Matt Hamilton (WMU) def. Joey White (UI): 6-2, 6-4
Nils Hallestrand (UI) def. Rob Torsch (Xavier): 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

Flight D Singles
Andres Estenssoro (UI) def. Garrett Cona (Toledo): 7-5, 6-1
Michael Swank (UI) vs. Neveen Chadalavada (Wash. — St. Louis): delayed due to weather