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Men's Tennis

The University of Dubuque men’s tennis program continues to improve and compete among the best in the country. In 2010, UD captured a singles USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championship and the Spartans qualified an individual for the NCAA Division III National Singles Championships.

The squad will play around 20 matches per year as they travel around the Midwest as well as to Florida and Washington, D.C. over spring break. Six recently completed outdoor courts and four indoor multi-purpose courts allow the Spartans to play and practice in any weather conditions.

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Spartans Men's Tennis Keep Duhawks Winless in 2015

The University of Dubuque men's tennis team didn't need the victory on Wednesday afternoon to qualify for the 2015 IIAC Men's Tennis Team Tournament, they already had secured a qualifying spot locked up. The Spartans kept the visiting Loras College Duahwks winless in 2015 with a dominating 8-1 victory on Frank Farber Tennis Courts.

Men's Tennis Lose to Norse

The University of Dubuque men's tennis team fought through blustery windy conditions at Frank Farber Tennis Courts on Wednesday in an Iowa Conference tilt with the Luther College Norse. The Spartans lost to the Norse 1-8 and dropped to 6-13 overall and 2-4 in the IIAC.

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Roster

Men's Tennis Team

Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
Tim Drummond Freshman Joliet, Ill.
Nikolay Gospodinov Senior Meisiers, Belgium
Jordan Hamling Freshman Forsyth, Mo.
Ranfer Hernandez Freshman Chia Cundinamarca, Colombia
Zebulon Hill Freshman San Diego, Calif.
Richard Rhinehart Freshman Walnut Creek, Calif.
Matthew Sablay Freshman Rowland Heights, Calif.

Schedule

2014-15 Record (7-14, 3-4 IIAC)

Fall 2014 Schedule

Sept.  13

Bethany Lutheran College

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 8-1

Sept.  19

IIAC Individual

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

TBA

Sept.  20

IIAC Individual

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

TBA

 
Spring 2015 Schedule

Feb. 07, 2015

vs. Edgewood

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 1-8

Feb. 07, 2015

vs. Grandview

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 0-9

Feb. 14, 2015

at Milw. School of Eng.

Milwaukee, Wis.

L, 3-6

Feb. 14, 2015

vs. Ripon College

Milwaukee, Wis.

W, 7-2

Feb. 15, 2015

at St. Ambrose Univ.

Davenport, Iowa

L, 2-7

Feb. 21, 2015

vs. Wartburg

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 3-6

 Feb. 21, 2015

vs. Knox College (Ill.)

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 6-3

 Feb. 28, 2015

at Lakeland (Wis.)

Ashford, Wis.

W, 9-0

 Feb. 28, 2015

at Ashford (Wis.)

Ashford, Wis.

L, 0-9

 Mar. 07, 2015

vs. UW-Eau Claire

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 1-8

Mar. 07, 2015

vs. Lawrence Univ. (Wis.)

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 4-5

 Mar. 28, 2015

vs. UW-La Crosse

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 0-9

 Apr. 04, 2015

at Cornell

Mt Vernon, Iowa

L, 3-6

 Apr. 11, 2015

at Central

Pella, Iowa

L, 2-7

 Apr. 11, 2015

at Simpson

Indianola, Iowa

W, 7-2

 Apr. 14, 2015

vs. Coe

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 1-8

Apr. 18, 2015

vs. Buena Vista

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 7-2

Apr. 22, 2015

vs. Luther

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 1-8

Apr. 29, 2015

vs. Loras

Dubuque, Iowa (UD)

W, 8-1

 May 01, 2015

IIACTeam Tournament Round 1 vs. Wartburg

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

L, 1-5

 

Season Statistics

Coaches

University of Dubuque Tennis Coaches Profile
Claudio Giraldi
Claudio Giraldi
Head Men's & Women's Tennis Coach

BBA, MBA, University of Dubuque



E-mail: cgiraldi@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: 563.589.3706
Office Location: Mercer-Birgmingham
Biography - Click to Read

Claudio Giraldi was named Head Women’s and Men’s Tennis Coach at the University of Dubuque in the spring of 2014.

Giraldi led the men's team to its first IIAC Tournament berth since 2011-12 as the team fell in the first round of the IIAC Tournament hosted by Coe College in the spring of 2015.

On the women's side, Giraldi coached two All-Academic IIAC honorees and helped guide Arantxa Martinez and Ashley Schlueter to Flight "B" IIAC Doubles Championship, Stephanie LoCasto to Flight "C" Individual Championship, and Martinez to a runner-up finish in the Flight "A" Individual Championship, the best individual finish in the top flight since 1985.

Martinez, a freshman, had the best start of any women's tennis player after a 15-0 start was spoiled in the IIAC Championship game. Her undefeated IIAC slate earned her UD's first No. 1 overall seed heading into the IIAC Individual tournament in the fall of 2014. Martinez ended the season 16-1 and set single season wins record.

Schlueter left as the career leader in overall, single, and doubles wins while LoCasto won the Female Senior Spartan Academic Athlete of the Year award for highest senior GPA.

Giraldi was a four-year letter winner and a member of the men’s tennis team for the University of Dubuque Spartans from 2007-2011. In high school, Giraldi was 2005 Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS) European Champion and runner-up in 2006 in tennis. He was a varsity soccer player and was a member of the 2006 DoDDS European Soccer Championship Team. He was named an All-Europe and All-Conference team honoree at SHAPE American High School.

Giraldi is a native of Rome, Italy and learned to play tennis in Santa Marinella, Italy from coach Carlo Oroni. He was a graduate from SHAPE American High School in Mons, Belgium. He graduated from University of Dubuque in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in human resources and a minor in marketing. Giraldi received his master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Dubuque in 2013.

 
Women's Tennis Coaching Record at the University of Dubuque
Year Overall IIAC  IIAC Standing  
Spring 2014 0-5 0-0 -- -- 
Fall 2014 4-9 1-6 7th Place --
 TOTAL       13-32     

 

 
Men's Tennis Coaching Record at the University of Dubuque
Year Overall IIAC  IIAC Standing  
Spring 2014 2-14 1-6 -- -- 
Spring 2015 7-14 3-4 5th Place IIAC Tournament Qualifier   
 TOTAL    9-28    4-10     


Dishon Deering
Dishon Deering
Assistant Men's and Women's Tennis Coach

E-mail: ddeering@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: 563.589.3706
Office Location: Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to Read

Deering was a four-year letterwinner for the University of Dubuque in men's tennis. He was Academic All-Iowa Conference for three years and graduated cum laude in criminal justice in 2014 with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and was active in community service while at UD. He was a member of the NCAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at UD and was selected to be part of a regional SAAC Leadership Workshop.

Deering was a varsity student-athlete who competed in every singles position, one through six, throughout his career as a Spartan. He is a native of Winter Springs, Fla. where he was a three-year letterwinner at Winter Springs High School and was a district runner-up.

 



History

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  • 2009-10 Men's Tennis
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