Feb. 5, 2014
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HAWKEYES TO HOST OREGON AND DEPAUL
The University of Iowa women’s tennis team is back in Iowa City this weekend for a pair of matches at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center. The Hawkeyes host No. 72 Oregon on Friday at 1 p.m. (CT), and No. 74 DePaul on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. (CT).
HAWKEYES SET FOR A REMATCH WITH DEPAUL
The Hawkeyes and Blue Demons meet for the second time in less than a month, having previously met at the Wildcat Winter Duals held on the campus of Northwestern University on Jan. 18. No official team scores were recorded at the Wildcat Duals, but senior Ruth Seaborne defeated No. 52 Ana Vladutu of DePaul, 6-3, 6-1, at the No. 1 singles position. DePaul is 3-1 on the season with victories over No.68 San Jose State, No. 25 TCU and No. 65 Louisville. Their only blemish on the season came against seventh-ranked Texas A&M, last year’s NCAA runner up. Iowa holds an overall record of 11-2 against DePaul.
ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER RANKED FOE
This weekend will be the fourth straight showdown between Iowa and a ranked opponent. The Hawkeyes fell to No. 28 Oklahoma and No. 33 Memphis on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, respectively. This Friday Iowa squares up with No. 72 Oregon and follows up with 74th-ranked DePaul on Sunday.
FROM EUGENE TO IOWA CITY
Iowa assistant coach Courtney Nagle was a four-year letter winner and member of Oregon’s NCAA tournament teams in 2002 and 2004. In 2003, Nagle earned a NCAA tournament singles berth and advanced to the NCAA tournament doubles quarterfinals. She is a two-time Oregon Most Improved Player Award winner and helped Oregon to its highest ITA national ranking (No. 22) in school history. The 2005 graduate became Oregon’s first women’s doubles All-American in school history (2003).
“We are fortunate to host two strong teams this weekend. Oregon is a very tough Pac-12 team and DePaul is loaded with talent that we saw earlier this season at Northwestern. We never shy away from a tough non-conference schedule and this year is no different. Each week this team has gotten better and I expect two very competitive matches.”
COMING UP FOR THE HAWKEYES
The University of Iowa women’s tennis team heads north to Milwaukee, Wis. next Saturday for a matchup with Marquette University at 9 a.m. (CT). The Golden Eagles are 1-1 on the season with their lone loss coming against Wisconsin.
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Fans can follow the Iowa women’s tennis team at facebook.com and via twitter @Iowa_Tennis. Live results from this weekend are available on the Iowa women’s tennis schedule page at hawkeyesports.com.