Apr. 22, 2003
The Iowa men’s tennis team finished the regular season tied for sixthin the Big Ten and will enter this week’s conference tournament as the sixth seed. The seedingis Iowa’s highest since the 1994 tournament when the Hawkeyes were seeded fourth.
“I’m pleased with our sixth seed and regular season finish. I think we are capable of doing some big things at the tournament.”
Steve Houghton, UI Head Coach
Iowa is led in singles competition by seniors Stuart Waters (No. 1), Hunter Skogman(No. 2) and Pete Rose (No. 3). The Hawkeyes have also relied heavily on their youth withfreshmen Johan Bergenas (No. 4), Chaitu Malempati (No. 5) and Parker Ross (No. 6)rounding out the singles lineup. Junior David Freijd has also seen significant time at the No. 6position. Waters and Skogman are Iowa’s No. 1 doubles team, followed by Bergenas and juniorTres Jones at No. 2 and Rose and Malempati at No. 3.
“I’m pleased with our sixth seed and regular season finish,” said Iowa Head Coach SteveHoughton. “I think we are capable of doing some big things at the tournament.”
Iowa will face 10th-seeded Penn State in the first round of the Big Ten tournamentThursday at 2 p.m. at the Vandie Christie Tennis Center on the campus of NorthwesternUniversity in Evanston, IL. In the event of inclement weather, the match will be moved indoorsto the Combe Tennis Center and will be played at 3 p.m.