Hawkeyes Grab First Big Ten Victory

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LINCOLN, Neb. — The University of Iowa men’s tennis team picked up their first Big Ten win of the spring season, posting a 5-2 road victory over Nebraska on Friday inside the Dillon Tennis Center.
Iowa (9-4, 1-1) started the match off with wins on doubles courts one and three. The Hawkeye duo of senior Robin Haden and junior Jake Jacoby improved to 10-1 after posting a 6-1 victory over Micah Klousia and Tomislav Antoljak after Iowa juniors Josh Silverstein and Lefteris Theodorou previously won on court one, 6-4.
In singles action, Jacoby pulled off another win to be the first Hawkeye off the court in what marked his seventh straight-set triumph of the season, cruising 6-1, 6-0. The native of Little Rock, Arkansas, is now 8-3 overall.
Haden recorded his first Big Ten win this season with an 8-6, 2-6, 1-0, defeat over Chris Dean in the four spot. Silverstein picked up the Hawkeye winner over Nebraska’s top guy, sophomore Toby Boyer, 6-3, 6-4. SophomoreJonas Larsen registered Iowa’s other victory in singles competition, 6-4, 6-2, in the fifth position.
The Hawkeyes return to action March 16, at the USD/SDSU Invite in San Diego, California.

1. Josh Silverstein (UI) def. Toby Boyer (NEB): 6-3, 6-4
2. Dylan Bednarczyk (NEB) def. Lefteris Theodorou (UI): 6-4, 0-6, 6-4
3. Tomislav Antoljak (NEB) def. Kareem Allaf (UI): 6-4, 6-7, 10-8
4. Robin Haden (UI) def. Chris Dean (NEB): 8-6, 2-6, 10-4
5. Jonas Larsen (UI) def. Micah Klousia (NEB): 6-4, 6-2
6. Jake Jacoby (UI) def. Rok Krizaj (NEB): 6-1, 6-0
Order of Finish: 6, 5, 1, 2, 3, 4
1. Silverstein/Theodorou (UI) def. Bednarczyk/Dean (NEB): 6-4
2. Larsen/Allaf (UI) vs. Boyer/Meyer (NEB): 5-5, unfinished
3. Jacoby/Haden (UI) def. Klousia/Antoljak (NEB): 6-1
Order of Finish: 3, 1