March 9, 2007
The Iowa women’s tennis team will travel to California for next week’s competitions. The Hawkeyes will face San Diego State, Tuesday at 12 p.m. (CST) and then head to Long Beach State for Thursday’s competition, also at 12 p.m. (CST)
Iowa is currently ranked 56th in the FILA Collegiate Tennis Rankings with a 5-4 record, including 1-0 in the Big Ten. Competing for the Hawkeyes will be Jennifer Barnes, Merel Beelen, Kayla Berry, Kelcie Klockenga, Jacqueline Lee, Hillary Mintz and Mili Veselinovic.
Sophomore Merel Beelen is 8-1 and has won 13 of her last 14 matches. Mili Veselinovic has won eight of her last eleven singles matches, and has won six of ten doubles matches this spring.
Long Beach State is currently ranked 58th with a 7-5 record. This will be the first meeting between the two schools. San Diego State is currently ranked 70th with a 4-7 record. Iowa has a 0-3 all-time record against San Diego State.
Iowa opened 2007 conference play, hosting Minnesota, March 4th. Iowa defeated Minnesota, 5-2, to improve their spring record to 5-4 overall and 1-0 in the Big Ten.
HEAD COACH Daryl Greenan
Coach Greenan is in his third season as head coach of the Hawkeyes. Greenan led the Hawkeyes to an 18-6 overall record in 2006, going 9-1 in Big Ten competition for a second place league finish. Greenan has a 32-16 overall record in two seasons at Iowa. Toni Neykova is the assistant coach and begins her fifth season with the Hawkeyes.
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