Jan. 29, 2012
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The University of Iowa men's tennis team picked up its first victory of the season with a 4-2 victory against George Washington Sunday at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center in the final match of the Tribe Kickoff Tournament.
The Hawkeyes (1-2 overall) took three-of-five singles bouts against the Colonials (0-3) and claimed the doubles point for the third meet in a row.
Sophomore Jonas Dierckx stayed perfect on the year in singles with another strong effort. Dierckx took a three-set match against Alex van Gils 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Dierckx is 3-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles play. Freshman Matt Hagan earned his first dual singles victory of his career with a convincing 6-2, 6-3 win over Ulrik Thomsen. Hagan was named the USTA Missouri Valley Player of the Year after a strong fall campaign.
The Hawkeyes will return to Iowa City on Feb. 3rd with the home opener against Arkansas. Start time is set for 2 p.m. (CT) inside the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex.
Iowa 4, George Washington 2
No. 1 - Francisco Dias (GW) def. Will Vasos (Iowa) - 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 - Jonas Dierckx (Iowa) def. Alex van Gils (GW) - 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
No. 3 - Viktor Svensson (GW) def. Mitch Beckert (Iowa) - 6-7, 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 - Matt Hagan (Iowa) def. Ulrik Thomsen (GW) - 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 - Tom Mroziewicz (Iowa) vs. Richard Blumenfield (GW) - 5-6, abandoned
No. 6 - Iowa wins by default Finishing Order: 6, 1, 2, 3, 4*
No. 1 - Swank/Dunn (Iowa) vs. Thomsen/van Gils (GW) - 5-4, abandoned
No. 2 - Mroziewicz/Vasos (Iowa) def. Dias/Svensson (GW) - 8-2
No. 3 - Iowa win by default
Finishing Order: 3, 2*