The University of Iowa men’s tennis team travels to Denver on Sunday for a matchup against the Pioneers at noon (MT). Iowa enters the match with a 5-3 record, while Denver is 2-4.
- Denver has one nationally ranked doubles team.
- Seniors Alex Gasson and Yannik James are ranked No. 34 as a pair.
- The Pioneers are 1-0 at home.
- Denver defeated the South Dakota Jackrabbits, 7-0, in its home opener last weekend.
- The Hawkeyes are tied with the Pioneers 3-3 in the all time series.
COACH WILSON ON DENVER
“Denver is a great team, they make the NCAA Tournament every year and have players who qualify individually. We are going to need to play our best match of the season on Sunday if we want to have a chance to win.”
LAST TIME OUT
Iowa made the trek to Oregon for the first matchup between Hawkeyes and the Ducks in program history. Sophomore Jonas Larsen and redshirt freshman Kareem Allaf brought back singles wins. Both Hawkeyes improved to five wins a piece on the season.
After Denver, the Hawkeyes have a week off before returning home for a three match stretch. Iowa will host a doubleheader on March 3 facing Utah at 1 p.m. (CT) and Southern Illinois at 6 p.m. (CT).
The Hawkeyes open conference play on March 5 at home against Wisconsin.
FOLLOW THE HAWKEYES
Fans can follow the Hawkeyes all season long and receive live match updates on Facebook (facebook.com/IowaMensTensnis) or on Twitter (@IowaMensTennis). Fans can also get a behind the scene look on Instagram (iowamenstennis).
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