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Hawkeyes Fall in Spring Break Opener
No. 57 Iowa fell to No. 75 College of Charleston, 5-2
Sophomore Dominic Patrick improved his singles record to 9-1
Sophomore Dominic Patrick improved his singles record to 9-1
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March 14, 2014

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    MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. -- The University of Iowa men's tennis team fell to No. 75 College of Charleston, 5-2, on Friday at the CofC Tennis Complex at Patriots Point.

    Brian Alden and Michael Swank gave Iowa a solid start with an 8-2 victory over Brice Allanic and Charlie Ghriskey at the No. 1 position. The Cougars rallied at the No. 2 and No. 3 position to take the doubles point.

    Senior Jonas Dierckx defeated Brice Allanic in straight sets at the No. 1 position to tally the Hawkeyes' first point of the match.

    Sophomore Dominic Patrick topped Charlie Ghriskey, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, at the No. 4 position, improving his singles record to 9-1 on the season.

    The Hawkeyes went toe to toe with the Cougars, with three matches ending in the third set. College of Charleston claimed the match, topping No. 57 Iowa, 5-2.

    Iowa returns to action on Saturday against The Citadel Bulldogs. The match is set to begin at 12:30 p.m. (CT) at the Earle Tennis Center.

    No. 75 College of Charleston 5, No. 57 Iowa 2

    DOUBLES
    1. Alden/Swank (Iowa) def. Allanic/Ghriskey (CofC): 8-2
    2. Faiman/Lewis (CofC) def. Dierckx/J. Estenssoro (Iowa): 8-6
    3. Lesser/Eucinas (CofC) def. White/Hallestrand (Iowa): 8-4

    SINGLES
    1. Jonas Dierckx (Iowa) def. Brice Allanic (CofC): 6-4, 6-2
    2. Rodrigo Encinas (CofC) def. Brian Alden (Iowa): 5-7, 6-0, 6-3
    3. Crescente Lesser (CofC) def. Juan Estenssoro (Iowa): 6-1, 6-2
    4. Dominic Patrick (Iowa) def. Charlie Ghriskey (CofC): 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
    5. Zack Lewis (CofC) def. Michael Swank (Iowa): 6-2, 5-7, 6-1
    6. Alan Fairman (CofC) def. Nils Hallestrand (Iowa): 6-3, 6-7 (7-3), 6-3

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