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Hawkeyes Drop to Central Florida, 5-1
Iowa wins one singles and one doubles match
J.P. Ritchie won both his singles and doubles matches against Central Florida.
J.P. Ritchie won both his singles and doubles matches against Central Florida.
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March 18, 2005

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The University of Iowa men's tennis team fell to Central Florida, 5-1, Thursday afternoon at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club in California. The Hawkeyes move to 9-3 overall.

In doubles, the Hawkeyes were barely edged, with the point going to Central Florida. J.P. Ritchie and Aaron Schaechterle defeated Ener Garsoy and Sebastian Delgado, 9-8 (2). At the No. 2 spot, Chaitu Malempati and Bart von Monsjou took Rhett Rosen and Simon Jaeger into a tiebreaker, but finally lost, 9-8 (4).

Ritchie was the lone Hawkeye to win a singles match. He defeated Jaeger, 6-3, 6-1, at the No. 3 spot. The No. 6 match was not finished due to rain. Brett Taylor split a pair of sets with Paul Ramy, 5-7, 6-4, before the rain.

Iowa will next compete against Dartmouth Sunday, March 20.

Central Florida: 5
Iowa: 1

Match Summary

No. 1: Ener Garsoy (UCF) def. Chaitu Malempati (UI), 6-1, 7-6 (3)
No. 2: Joel Allen (UCF) def. Kyle Markham (UI), 6-0, 6-3
No. 3: J.P. Ritchie (UI) def. Simon Jaeger (UCF), 6-3, 6-1
No. 4: Antonio Sierra (UCF) def. Bart van Monsjou (UI), 6-3, 6-2
No. 5: Sebastian Delgado (UCF) def. Jonny Hoak (UI), 6-3, 6-1
No. 6: Brett Taylor (UI) vs. Paul Ramy (UFC), 5-7, 6-4, DNF

No. 1: Sierra/Allen (UCF) def. Markham/Taylor (UI), 8-3
No. 2: Rhett Rosen/Jaeger (UFC) def. Malempati/van Monsjou (UI), 9-8 (4)
No. 3: Ritchie/Aaron Schaechterle (UI) def. Garsoy/Delgado (UCF), 9-8 (2)

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