Hawkeyes To Play Last Dual Of The Season

April 13, 2009


THIS WEEK — The Iowa women’s tennis team (7-13, 2-7 Big Ten) will travel to Purdue (7-11, 3-5 Big Ten) in the last regular dual meet of the season. Competition will begin at 11 a.m. (CT) at the Schwartz Tennis Center in West Lafayette, IN.

IN THE SERIES — Iowa holds a 23-18 edge in the series against Purdue. Iowa defeated the Boilermakers (5-2) last year.

MOLNAR EARNS NATIONAL RANKING — Hawkeye freshman Sonja Molnar has used her 16-4 singles record to earn a spot in the ITA NCAA Division I Women’s singles rankings. The Guelph, Ontario, native made her first appearance in the poll Feb. 19, earning a No. 98 ranking. She rose as high as 75th, and is currently ranked 87th.

LAST COMPETITION — Iowa went 0-2 last weekend, falling to Big Ten opponents Wisconsin and Northwestern. The Hawkeyes fell to Wisconsin (4-3) in Iowa City Saturday in a close conference clash. Iowa grabbed single wins from #87 Sonja Molnar (6-0, 6-1) at the No. 1 spot, Lynne Poggensee-Wei(2-6, 6-3, 6-2) at the No. 3 position, and Jessica Young (7-5, 2-6, 6-4) at the No. 5 spot. Top-ranked Northwestern defeated Iowa 7-0, Sunday.

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 63-49 overall record in five seasons at Iowa. He is 104-76 in eight seasons as a collegiate head coach. 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).

UP NEXT — Iowa will compete in the 2009 Big Ten Championships in Madison, WI. Competition will be held at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium on the campus of the University of Wisconsin.

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