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Pacific Men's Tennis: Tigers Play Tough with No. 53 Iowa; Fall 4-3 on the Road

Mar 20, 2010
The Pacific mens tennis team took a 3-1 lead over No. 53 Iowa Saturday afternoon at the Wichita State Tournament, but could not grab the needed fourth win to pull off the upset, falling 4-3 to the Hawkeyes. The Tigers dropped to 3-8 overall with the loss.

 

We continue to get solid play at the top of the line-up, said Head Coach Matt Lucas. But the doubles point ended up really costing us.

 

Junior Artem Gramma (Krivoj Roj, Ukraine) tied the match at 1-1 after defeating Marc Bruche at the No. 1 position in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1. Gramma boasts a 3-2 record this season against opponents from ranked teams and is 9-5 overall for the spring.

 

Pacific continues play at the tournament against host Wichita State tomorrow, March 21. Match time is scheduled for 1 p.m.

 

PACIFIC MENS TENNIS

No. 53 Iowa 4, Pacific 3

Wichita State Tournament in Indian Wells, Calif.

Saturday, March 20, 2010, 1 p.m.

 

Doubles

1. Gramma/Castro def. Bruche/Mroziewcz (UI) 9-7

2. Vasos/McGeorge (UI) def. Veskimagi/Oliphant (PAC) 9-7

3. Haal/Dunn (UI) def. Ristow/Delsin (PAC) 9-8 (5)

 

 

Singles

1. Artem Gramma (PAC) def. Marc Bruche (UI) 6-4, 6-1

2. Ivan Castro (PAC) def. Nikita Zotov (UI) 6-1, 6-2

3. Renan Delsin (PAC) def. Reinoud Haal (UI) 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3)

4. Will Vasos (UI) def. Fernando Ristow (PAC) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

5. Tommy McGeorge (UI) def. Vegerd Veskimagi (PAC) 6-1, 7-5

6. Austen Kauss (UI) def. Chase Oliphant (PAC) 6-0, 6-0