Iowa men's tennis' slide at 17

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 16, 2012 6:30 AM

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The Iowa men's tennis team fell to two ranked opponents this past weekend, losing to No. 69 Michigan State on April 14 and to No. 22 Michigan on Sunday.

The Hawkeyes (1-19, 0-9 Big Ten) lost five of six singles matches and were swept in doubles against the Spartans (15-10, 4-5) in a 6-1 loss. All five of Iowa's singles defeats came in straight sets.

The Black and Gold's lone point was delivered by junior Garret Dunn's 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 win in the No. 4 singles position.

The story was no different on Sunday.

The Hawkeyes were overwhelmed by the Wolverines (15-5, 8-1, 6-1) in a match that saw Iowa falter in five of six singles matches for the second-straight day.

In doubles, Dunn and sophomore Michael Swank scored the biggest victory of the weekend when they pulled off a 8-7 upset of Michigan's No. 13 nationally ranked duo of junior Evan King and sophomore Shaun Bernstein in the No. 1 spot.

The win went for naught, though, as the Wolverines claimed the other two doubles matches and the team point.

Dunn completed an undefeated weekend in singles play with a 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 win.

The Hawkeyes' losing streak has reached 17 matches.

— by Tom Clos

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