Dierckx takes consolation bracket at Big Ten men’s tennis

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 05, 2012 6:30 AM

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Junior Jonas Dierckx’s performance once again highlighted the Iowa men’s tennis team this past weekend. Dierckx took the consolation bracket title in the Big Ten Singles/Doubles Tournament.

Dierckx won his first match on Sunday morning  against Gijs Linders of Michigan State (6-3, 6-3). He then defeated Mihir Kumar of Northwestern (6-7, 7-5, 10-8) in the afternoon to win the consolation crown.

Junior Michael Swank also competed on Sunday for the Hawkeyes in the singles consolation quarterfinals but lost to Michigan State’s Christian Roehmer (3-6, 7-5, 10-2).

Matt Hagan picked up Iowa’s lone main-draw singles win on Nov. 3, beating Dennis Bogatov of Michigan State (6-4, 4-6, 6-4).

Every singles player in the consolation draw on Nov. 3 picked up a win. Freshman Dominic Patrick defeated John Patrick Mullane of Michigan State (6-0, 6-3). Garret Dunn also beat a Spartan, Harry Jaden (6-4, 7-6, 8-6). Chase Tomlins defeated Northwestern’s Alberto Zanotti by default.

The Big Ten Singles/Doubles Tournament will finish up todayit is the final tournament of the fall season for the Hawkeyes.

— by Kevin Glueck

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