EUGENE, Ore. – The University of Iowa men’s tennis team (5-3) dropped its first matchup with the Oregon Ducks (7-1), 5-2, today at the Student Tennis Center on Oregon’s campus.
Sophomore Jonas Larsen and red-shirt freshman Kareem Allaf won three set singles wins. Allaf defeated Jayson Amos, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, on court three while Larsen took down Cormac Clissold, 6-1, 0-6, 7-5, in the five spot.
The Hawkeyes dropped the doubles point on courts one and three. Senior Robin Haden and junior Jake Jacoby saw their first lost as a pair this season.
Jacoby and junior Lefteris Theodorou had three set losses at the top and bottom of the lineup.
The Hawkeyes are on the road again next week for a matchup against the Denver Pioneers in Colorado, Feb. 19.
OREGON 5, IOWA 2
- No. 38 Thomas Laurent (ORE) def. Lefteris Theodorou (UI): 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
- No. 124 Simon Stevens (ORE) def. No. 113 Josh Silverstein (UI): 6-2, 6-3
- Kareem Allaf (UI) def. Jayson Amos (ORE): 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
- Akihiro Tanaka (ORE) def. Robin Haden (UI): 6-3, 6-3
- Jonas Larsen (UI) def. Cormac Clissold (ORE): 6-1, 0-6, 7-5
- Ethan Young-Smith (ORE) def. Jake Jacoby (UI): 6-2, 7-6, 10-4
Order of Finish: 2, 4, 5, 1, 3, 6
- No. 51 Amos/A. Soremarno (ORE) def. Theodorou/Silverstein (UI): 6-5
- Larsen/Allaf (UI) v. No. 33 Clissold/Laurent (ORE): 5-5, unfinished
- Stevens/Tanaka (ORE) def. Haden/Jacoby (UI): 6-2
Order of Finish: 3, 1