'Dogs Fall To Iowa 5-2

March 22, 2013

By Stephanie Juncker

FRESNO, Calif. --- The Fresno State men's tennis team fell 5-2 Friday afternoon to Iowa at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center.

The Hawkeyes took an early 1-0 lead after securing a close doubles point. Michael Swank and Joey White topped Jeremy Quiroz and Nikolas Papic 8-5, before securing the point at top spot with the same score by Jonas Dierckx and Juan Estenssoro. Felipe Fritz and Sai Kartik Nakireddi continued to battle and came back from being down 5-6, to win on court three 8-6.

In singles, the Hawkeyes came out swinging as they took three straight matches. Dominic Patrick took court five 6-1, 6-1, Andrew Estenssoro won with identical 6-3 sets, and Matt Hagan clinched the match for Iowa at No. 3 with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Nakireddi.

Papic picked up a point for the Bulldogs after J. Estenssoro had to ret. Papic had cruised in the first set and trailed 3-4 in the second.

Iowa picked up its final point at the top spot as Dierckx took two 7-5 sets over deLaubenfels. Freshman Fritz lengthened his winning streak to six straight wins as he defeated Dunn 6-3, 7-6 (12-10).

Fresno State will be back in action on Sunday as they take on Willamette at noon at the Wathen Tennis Center.

Match Results

Iowa 5, Fresno State 2

Singles competition
1. Jonas Dierckx (IOWA) def. Reid deLaubenfels (FS) 7-5, 7-5
2. Felipe Fritz (FS) def. Garret Dunn (IOWA) 6-3, 7-6 (12-10)
3. Matt Hagan (IOWA) def. Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS) 6-2, 7-5
4. Nikolas Papic (FS) def. Juan Estenssoro (IOWA) 6-1, 3-4, retired
5. Dominic Patrick (IOWA) def. Sam MacNeil (FS) 6-1, 6-2
6. Andres Estenssoro (IOWA) def. Jeremy Quiroz (FS) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Jonas Dierckx/Juan Estenssoro (IOWA) def. Reid deLaubenfels/Sam MacNeil (FS) 8-5
2. Michael Swank/Joey White (IOWA) def. Jeremy Quiroz/Nikolas Papic (FS) 8-5
3. Felipe Fritz/Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS) def. Garret Dunn/Chase Tomlins (IOWA) 8-6

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (5,6,3,4,1,2)

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