Haden Advances to Round of 32

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Oct. 15, 2015

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — University of Iowa junior Robin Haden advanced to the round of 32 at the ITA Regional Championships following a pair of opening round victories on Thursday.

Haden recorded consecutive straight set wins, 7-5, 6-2, over Victor Mendez (WS), and Toby Boyer (Neb.), 6-3, 7-5. He faces Nebraska’s Andrew Dzulynshy on Friday at 11 a.m. (CT).

“Haden is playing great tennis right now and has a great opportunity to reach the round of 16,” said head coach Ross Wilson.

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Sophomore Jake Jacoby was one of six Hawkeyes to advance to the round of 64 today, taking down Alvaro Santamaria (ORU), 6-3, 6-0. Jacoby dropped his second match, 7-6 (3), 6-4, to Julian Cash (OSU).

“I really liked the fire that Jake played with today. He lost a tough match to a great player in the second round,” said Wilson.

Senior Dominic Patrick picked up a first round win against Henrique Pereira (SDSU), 7-5, 6-2. He fell in the round of 64 to Wilder Pimentel (SIUC), 7-6, 6-1.

Sophomore Lefteris Theodorou made the round of 64 by topping Pete Molloy (SIUC), 6-4, 6-3. Theodorou suffered defeat in his next match, dropping both sets, 6-1, 6-3, to Santiago Munoz (ARK).

Two Hawkeye freshmen, Jonas Larsen and Tony Leto, also won in the opening round. Larsen took a three-set match, 7-5, 0-4, 6-1, over Jocelyn Devilliers (WS). Leto won his match against Lucas Pereira (SDSU) in two sets, 6-2, 6-0. Larsen lost his second match to Airam Castellano (WS), 6-1, 6-1. Leto dropped to Marino Alpeza (MN), 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

Junior Nils Hallestrand suffered defeat in his first match of the day at the hands of Haru Inoue (WS), 7-6, 6-3. His consolation match against Scott Elasass (NEB) begins at 11 a.m. Friday.

Doubles play begins tomorrow with six Hawkeyes in the mix. Theodorou/Jacoby start the morning off against the Nebraska duo of Zitsch/Dzulnsky at 9 a.m.

First serve of the Haden/Patrick match against Rodhe/Santamaria (UMKC) is set for 10 a.m. Hallestrand/Larsen received a first round bye.

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