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Dunn stays on winning streak
Junior Garret Dunn improved his singles winning streak to five matches.
Junior Garret Dunn improved his singles winning streak to five matches.
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Feb. 19, 2012



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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The University of Iowa men's tennis team was defeated by Western Michigan on Sunday at the West Hills Athletic Club. Western Michigan (7-4 overall) beat Iowa (1-6) by a 5-2 margin.

Junior Garret Dunn won his fifth straight singles match with a win at the No. 4 singles position. Dunn defeated Zeyad Montasser 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 to improve his singles record to 5-1. Four of Dunn's victories this season came in straight sets.

Sophomore Jonas Dierckx won in No. 2 singles against Western Michigan's Simon Blomberg, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7). Dierckx has a 4-3 record this season competing in No. 1 and No. 2 singles.

Senior Will Vasos and sophomore Chase Tomlins won in No. 3 singles to give the Hawkeyes an early advantage. Vasos and Tomlins defeated the Bronco's Pablo Olivarez and Simon Blomberg 8-4. Western Michigan then rallied to win No. 2 and No. 1 doubles by a 9-8 score to take the doubles point. Vasos and Tomlins are 2-0 this season.

Iowa will hit the courts next on Feb. 29th against in-state rival Drake. The match will begin at 6 p.m. (CT) inside the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.

Western Michigan 5, Iowa 2

Singles

No. 1 - Nadin Indre (WMU) def. Matt Hagan (IOWA) 6-2, 7-6 (9-7)

No. 2 - Jonas Dierckx (IOWA) def. Simon Blomberg (WMU) 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6)

No. 3 - Pablo Olivarez (WMU) def. Will Vasos (IOWA) 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4)

No. 4 - Garret Dunn (IOWA) def. Zeyad Montasser (WMU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

No. 5 - Ross VanderPloeg (WMU) def. Chase Tomlins (IOWA) 6-1, 6-2

No. 6- Aaron Wong (WMU) def. Michael Swank (IOWA) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

Order of finish: 4, 5, 3, 6, 2, 3

Doubles

No. 1 - Indre/VanderPloeg (WMU) def. Dierckx/Hagan (IOWA) 9-8 (7-1)

No. 2 - Montasser/Wong (WMU) def. Dunn/Swank (IOWA) 9-8 (7-4)

No. 3 - Vasos/Tomlins (IOWA) def. Olivarez/Blomberg (WMU) 8-4 Order of finish: 3, 2, 1

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