Jan. 25, 2013
Iowa City, Iowa -- The University of Iowa men's tennis team opened its spring season at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex against Illinois State. Iowa fell to Illinois State, 5-2.
The Hawkeyes took down the Red Birds in doubles play as Jonas Dierckx and Matt Hagan defeated Brunskog and Torrellas of Illinois State, 8-3. Joey White and Chase Tomlins followed that up with an 8-6 victory to gain the lone doubles point. After the two Hawkeye victories sealed the doubles point, Garret Dunn and Michael Swank did not finish their match.
"It was a very close match, as all the individual scores would indicate," head coach Steve Houghton said. "I thought we played decent for our first match, but obviously not good enough. I do think this team is a much improved team over last year."
In singles action, Dunn defeated Wilson 6-4, 6-4 to claim the Hawkeyes lone victory in singles play. The Hawkeyes hit the courts again on Sunday as they face off against Loyola Marymount at 11 a.m. (CT).
Singles Main Draw
No. 1 Pelaez defeated Hagan 7-6, 6-2
No. 2 Brunskog defeated Dierckx 6-4, 1-6, 7-6
No. 3 Eisner defeated Estensorro 7-5, 2-6,6-4
No. 4 Dunn defeated Wilson 6-4, 6-4
No. 5 Torrellas defeated Patrick 6-4, 6-2
No. 6 Sellitto defeated Swank 7-6, 2-6, 6-1
Doubles Main Draw
No. 1 Appanervand/Pelaez (ILLST) vs. Dunn/Swank (UI) no result
No. 2 Dierckx/Hagan (UI) def. Brunskog/Torrellas (ILLST), 8-3
No. 3 White/Tomlins (UI) def. Eisner/Sellitto (ILLST), 8-6