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    Sophomore Nate Kirk was victorious in but singles and doubles competition on Monday.
     
    Sophomore Nate Kirk was victorious in but singles and doubles competition on Monday.
     
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    Jan. 18, 2010

    ROCKFORD, Ill. - The UIC men's tennis team won their first match of the 2010 season when they defeated Northern Illinois 4-3 on Monday at Clocktower Resort.

    In doubles the pairs of Dave Robre and Nate Kirk, and Scott Shepardson and Luis Gonzaga secured a point for the Flames by winning their matches.

    Kirk, Gonzaga, and Nicolas Ospina sealed it for UIC by defeating their opponents in two straight sets in singles play.

    The Flames return to the courts on Jan. 29 when they take on Chicago University on the road at 7 p.m.

    SINGLES
    No. 1: Maksym Bartiuk (NIU) def. Bastian Harbo (UIC), 6-2, 6-1
    No. 2: Mikhail Titov (NIU) def. Sebastian Lystad (UIC), 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
    No. 3: Javier Bernabe (NIU) def. Dave Robare (UIC), 6-3, 6-1
    No. 4: Nate Kirk (UIC) def. Maximilian Phillips (NIU), 6-3, 6-1
    No. 5: Luis Gonzaga (UIC) def. Roman Turtygin (NIU), 6-2, 6-0
    No. 6: Nicolas Ospina (UIC) def. Greg Czajkowski (NIU), 6-1, 6-1

    DOUBLES
    No. 1: Bartiuk/Turtygin (NIU) def. Lystad/Harbo (UIC), 8-7 (11-9)
    No. 2: Robare/Kirk (UIC) def. Bernabe/Phillips (NIU), 8-5
    No. 3: Scott Shepardson/Gonzaga (UIC) def. Titov/ Czajkowski (NIU), 8-6