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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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Men's Tennis Drop Dual to Eagles

The University of Dubuque men's tennis team lost to the UW-La Crosse Eagles in a dual meet on Saturday in Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center by a 0-9 score. The Spartans fall to 4-9 overall while the Eagles improved to a 15-2 record.

Spartans Downed By Streaky Blugolds

The number one doubles team of Matthew Sablay and Ranfer Hernandez collected the University of Dubuque men's tennis team lone win in a 8-1 defeat to UW-Eau Claire on Saturday morning. The Spartans also dropped a thrilling 5-hour match to Lawrence University, 5-4, on Saturday afternoon.

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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 (4-9)

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

11:00 a.m.

 Apr. 11, 2015

at Central

Pella, Iowa

9:00 a.m.

 Apr. 11, 2015

at Simpson

Indianola, Iowa

1:00 p.m.

 Apr. 14, 2015

vs. Coe

Dubuque, Iowa

3:30 p.m.

Apr. 18, 2015

vs. Buena Vista

Dubuque, Iowa

2:00 p.m.

Apr. 22, 2015

vs. Luther

Dubuque, Iowa

3:30 p.m.

Apr. 29, 2015

vs. Loras

Dubuque, Iowa (UD)

4:00 p.m.

 May 01, 2015

IIAC Tournament (team)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

TBD

May 02, 2015

IIAC Tournament (team)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

TBD

 

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



Email: cgiraldi@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3706
Office Location: Mercer-Birgmingham
Biography - Click to close

Claudio Giraldi has been named Head Women’s and Men’s Tennis Coach at the University of Dubuque, Director of Athletics Dan Runkle announced today.

"I am pleased to welcome Claudio to our coaching staff," commented Runkle. "Claudio was a leader for us on our men’s tennis team, and we look forward to him continuing to build a quality program for our men and women as they compete in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference."

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.

“I’m excited to be involved as head coach,” commented Giraldi. “I’m looking forward to the challenges and making our men’s and women’s team successful in the competitive Iowa Conference. To be named head coach of the school I played for is an honor. I love the University of Dubuque, and I hope to transfer my enthusiasm to current and future student-athletes.”

Giraldi added, “My goal is to finish this season strong and retain current players by sharing my vision for the future of Spartan women’s and men’s tennis while motivating them. I believe in hard work, being positive, and working as a team. I will be giving as much as I expect to receive from them now and into the future.”

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.


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

Email: ddeering@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3706
Office Location: Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to close

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 1-6 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.

 



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