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Schaechterle picks up victories in both singles and doubles matches
Junior Aaron Schaechterle picked up victories in both his singles and doubles matches against Western Michigan.
Junior Aaron Schaechterle picked up victories in both his singles and doubles matches against Western Michigan.
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Feb. 19, 2005

IOWA CITY, IA - The Iowa men's tennis team fell to Western Michigan, 4-3 today at the Recreational Building. With the loss Iowa falls to 5-1. Western Michigan improves to 6-3.

Iowa picked up one victory in the doubles competition. At the No. 3 match freshman J.P. Ritchie and junior Aaron Schachterle defeated Jeff French and Bryan Norville (8-3). The pair improved its perfect season to 6-0.

Iowa spilt the singles matches by winning three. Junior Chaitu Malempati picked up a victory for the Hawkeyes at the No. 1 spot by defeating Tommy Dennis (7-5, 6-3). Junior Kyle Markham won at the No. 2 spot over Jose Orozco (6-0, 6-4). Junior Aaron Schaechterle picked up his first win of the season in singles action by defeating Jeff French at the No. 3 position in straight sets (6-3, 7-6 (4)). Schaechterle was the only Hawkeye to pick up victories in both his singles and doubles matches.

"This was a very tough loss for our team, to a very tough opponent," said Head Coach Steve Houghton.

Iowa will return to action tomorrow when it hosts DePaul. Competition will begin at 11:30 a.m. Admission to the event is free.

RESULTS
IOWA 3

W. Michigan 4

Doubles
No.1 Dennis/Crosby (WM) def. Markham/Taylor (IOWA) 8-3
No. 2 Orozco/Bradshaw (WM) def. Malempati/van Monsjou (IOWA) 9-8 (5)
No. 3 Ritchie/Schaechterle (IOWA) def. French/Norville (WM) 8-3

Singles
No. 1 Chaitu Malempati (IOWA) def. Tommy Dennis (WM) 7-5, 6-3
No. 2 Kyle Markham (IOWA) def. Jose Orozco (WM) 6-0, 6-4
No. 3 Brady Crosby (WM) def. J.P. Ritchie (IOWA) 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 Tim Bradshaw (WM) def. Bart van Monsjou (IOWA) 7-5, 6-2
No. 5 Alex Birchmeier (WM) def. Brett Taylor (IOWA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
No. 6 Aaron Schaechterle (IOWA) def. Jeff French (WM) 6-3, 7-6 (4)

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