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No. 58 Hawkeyes Top Bradley, 6-1
The UI men's tennis team improved to 8-2 on Friday
Juan Estenssoro picked up his seventh singles win of the season on Friday.
Juan Estenssoro picked up his seventh singles win of the season on Friday.
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March 7, 2014

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    IOWA CITY, Iowa - The University of Iowa men's tennis team improved to 8-2 Friday with a 6-1 victory over Bradley at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex.

    The Hawkeyes have won three consecutive matches since falling to No. 65 Drake last week.

    "I'm happy to finish out this segment of the season on a high note," said UI head coach Steve Houghton. "I'm very pleased with the team's 8-2 record and their achievement of a national ranking."

    The Hawkeyes secured the doubles point for the ninth time this season with victories at the No.1 and No. 3 positions, improving their record to 8-1 when winning doubles. Iowa and Bradley split the first two matches before seniors Brian Alden and Juan Estenssoro notched an 8-4 victory at No. 1 doubles. This was the first time the duo has played together this season.

    Iowa managed to pick up five straight set victories in singles play.

    Senior Jonas Dierckx picked up a quick victory at the No. 1 slot for the Hawkeyes, extending their lead to 2-0. Dierckx took the first set 6-0 before Bradley's Arthur Romanet withdrew from the match due to injury. Junior Matt Hagan sealed the victory for the Hawkeyes with a 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 4 singles. After being down 4-1 in the second set at the No. 3 spot, Juan Estenssoro pulled out five straight points to win the match and give the home squad their final victory of the day.

    "Our guys have gained a lot of confidence through the first portion of the season," said Houghton. "We have 13 challenging matches coming up for us."

    The Hawkeyes look to pick up their ninth win of the season next Friday, March 14, when they take on the 71st-ranked Cougars of the College of Charleston (7-3). Match time is slated for a 2 p.m. (CT) start.

    1. Jonas Dierckx (UI) def. Arthur Romanet (BU) 6-0, retired
    2. Brian Alden (UI) def. Hamish Weerasinghe (BU) 6-1, 6-2
    3. Juan Estenssoro (UI) def. Sergio Rakitin (BU) 7-5, 6-4
    4. Matt Hagan (UI) def. Daniel Tiboldi (BU) 6-2, 6-3
    5. Justin Abrams (BU) def. Michael Swank (UI) 6-3, 6-1
    6. Nils Hallestrand (UI) def. Dan Rodefeld (BU) 6-3, 6-4

    Order of Finish: (1,2,5,4,6,3)

    1. Brian Alden/Juan Estenssoro (UI) def. Sergio Rakitin/Hamish Weerasinghe (BU) 8-4
    2. Justin Abrams/Arthur Romanet (BU) def. Jonas Dierckx/Michael Swank (UI) 8-3
    3. Matt Hagan/Joey White (UI) def. Dan Rodefeld/Daniel Tiboldi (BU) 8-0

    Order of Finish:

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