Hawkeyes Head To USTA Invite

Oct. 6, 2008


THIS WEEK — The Iowa women’s tennis team heads to USTA Invitational in Flushing Meadows, NY at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Competing for the Hawkeyes this week will be Jennifer Barnes, Merel Beelen, Alexis Dorr, Kelcie Klockenga, Lynn Poggensee-Wei, Ally Majercik and Jessica Young.

THE COMPETITION — Iowa will face competition from Army, Boston College, Binghamton, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Fairleigh Dickinson, Harvard, Liberty University, NC State, Penn, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Winthrop University, Yale.

LAST COMPETITION — The Hawkeyes opened their fall season at the Gopher Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota Sept. 12-14. Iowa posted a 10-10 singles record and a 5-7 doubles record for a 15-17 record overall. Sophomore Alexis Dorr led the Hawkeyes, finishing with a 3-1 singles record after falling to No. 15 Megan Falcon of LSU. Sophomore Lynne Poggensee-Wei also finished with a 3-1 record after defeating teammate Kelcie Klockenga for the consolation championship title of their singles flight. Klockenga posted a 2-2 record at the invite. Together as a doubles pair, Dorr and Poggensee-Wei captured a 2-2 record overall for the weekend, while Klockenga and Young also posted a 2-2 record.

HEAD COACH Daryl Greenan — Coach Daryl Greenan is in his fifth season as head coach of the Hawkeyes. Greenan led the Hawkeyes to a 13-10 overall record in 2008, going 3-7 in Big Ten competition tying for a sixth place league finish. The 2006 Big Ten Coach of the Year, Greenan has a 57-36 overall record in four seasons at Iowa. Mira Radu is the assistant coach and is in her first season with the Hawkeyes. She volunteered as an assistant coach at the University of Mississippi (2003-2006) following her membership on the tennis team (1999-2003).

QUOTING COACH GREENAN — “I’m excited about seeing our student-athletes compete this weekend in New York. It will be a special treat to play on the same courts that the U.S. Open is played on. For the first tournament I was just excited to see everyone compete, to learn things about where we stood at that moment, and to get team highlights. Now that everyone has prepared, I want to see consistent performances from everyone. We are showing up to play.”