- The University of Iowa men’s tennis team hosts Utah and Southern Friday inside the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex.
- The Hawkeyes will match up first against the Utes at Noon (CT).
- Iowa takes on the Salukis at 6 p.m. (CT).
- On Sunday, Iowa faces Wisconsin at Noon (CT).
- Sunday’s match is a blackout. The first 50 fans with recieve a free black t-shirt.
- Admission is free to the public for all matches.
SCOUTING THE OPPPNENTS
- Salukis, No. 1, Piotr Baranski, is ranked No. 121 nationally and is undefeated on the season.
- Baranski and Alex Pozo are ranked 58th nationally as a double pair.
- The Hawkeyes have eight victories over Southern Illinois in program history.
- The Utes defeated both Denver and Nebraska earlier this season.
- Utah defeated Nebraska, 7-0, in February.
- The last meeting between the Utes and the Hawkeyes ended with an Iowa victory.
- The Hawkeyes took down then No. 54 Utah, 4-3, in Salt Lake City during the 2015 spring season.
- The Badgers are ranked No. 31 in the first computerized national polls of the season.
- Iowa defeated Wisconsin in Iowa City, 4-3, back in 2015.
Senior Robin Haden and junior Jake Jacoby are 6-1 as a pair in the three spot this season.
“Robin and I have learned how each other play and move on the court,” said Jacoby.
“We’ve developed good communication. We are happy with our record so far but we know that we have to keep working hard with Big Ten season starting this weekend.”
JACOBY ON THE B1G SEASON
“I believe we have a lot of confidence heading into the next few matches. This weekend is arguably one of out hardest of the whole year because we’re playing three good teams — one of those being our first Big Ten opponent of the season. We have to apply our experiences from the close matches we’ve had in the non conference season and keep moving forward.”
FOLLOW THE HAWKEYES
Fans can follow the Hawkeyes all season long and receive live match updates on Facebook (facebook.com/IowaMensTennis) or on Twitter (@IowaMensTennis). Fans can also get a behind the scene look on Instagram (iowamenstennis).
Prize Pack Drawings – All fans can fill out a FREE entry card at each home match for their chance to win a prize pack containing Hawkeye gear. During the Drake match only, the first 100 fans will recieve Iowa Tennis Window Decals.