Hawkeyes Fall in Big Ten Opener

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa men’s tennis team fell to No. 31 Wisconsin, 5-2, inside the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex on Friday in both team’s conference opener.
Junior Jake Jacoby made swift work in his singles match against the Badgers’ Daniel Soyfer with a straight-set, 6-3, 6-3 victory. Redshirt freshman Kareem Allaf continued his success on court three with win decided by two tiebreak sets. Allaf is now 9-3 in spring season competition.
All three doubles matches were tightly-contested, with Wisconsin winning two of the three matches that were all decided by 6-4 scores to secure the doubles point. Jacoby and senior Robin Haden improved to 9-1 in the doubles three spot this season as they knocked off the Badger duo of John Zordani and Osgar O’Hoisin, 6-4. The Badger tandem suffered just their second loss, falling to 7-2 on the season.
Iowa falls to 8-4 overall and 0-1 in conference play, while Wisconsin improves to 9-2 overall and 1-0 in the Big Ten.
Later this week, the Hawkeyes will hit the road for a Spring Break trip that starts in Nebraska on Friday at 6 p.m. (CT). Iowa will return home on March 31.
1. Lamar Remy (WISC) def. Lefteris Theodorou (UI): 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
2. Josef Dodridge (WISC) def. Josh Silverstein (UI): 7-5, 6-1
3. Kareem Allaf (UI) def. Chema Carranza (WISC): 7-6(3), 7-6(3)
4. Osgar O’Hoisin (WISC) def. Robin Haden (UI): 6-3, 6-4
5. Chase Colton (WIS) def. Jonas Larsen (UI): 6-4, 4-6, 10-6
6. Jake Jacoby (UI) def. Daniel Soyfer (WISC): 6-3, 6-3
Order of Finish: 6, 4, 2, 1, 3, 5
1. Carranza/Dodridge (WISC) def. Theodorou/Silverstein (UI): 6-4
2. Remy/Colton (WISC) def. Allaf/Larsen (UI): 6-4
3. Haden/Jacoby (UI) def. Zordani/O/Hoisin (WISC): 6-4
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1