Hawkeyes Host 3 Teams This Weekend

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  • The University of Iowa men’s tennis team hosts DePaul and No. 2 Ohio State Friday inside the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. 
  • The Hawkeyes will match up first against the Blue Demons at 11 a.m. (CT). 
  • Iowa takes on the Buckeyes at 6 p.m. (CT).
  • On Sunday, Iowa faces Penn State at 11 a.m. (CT). 
  • Sunday’s match is slated to be played outside, weather permitting.
  • Admission is free to the public to all three matches.


  • DePaul is 11-8 on the year.
  • They have not won an away match this season.
  • Freshman Cristopher Casati is 10-4 in singles action.
  • The Blue Demons lost to Purdue earlier in the season.
  • The Hawkeyes lead the all-time series, 9-3.

No. 2 Ohio State

  • The Buckeyes have four nationally ranked singles players: No. Mikael Torpegaard, No. 4 Hugo Di Feo, No. 93 Kerkko Pollanen, No. 98 J.J. Wolf.
  • Two Ohio State doubles teams are nationally ranked: No. 10 Pollanen/Torpegaard and No. 56 Feo/Martin Joyce.
  • The Buckeyes have only dropped three of their 21 matches this season.
  • All three losses came on the road to ranked teams.
  • Penn State, Michigan State, and No. 16 Michigan have all lost to Ohio State this season.
  • Ohio State leads the all time series, 35-24.

Penn State
Penn State is 10-6 on the season.
The Nittany Lions are 1-2  in conference play.
Christian Lakoseljac, who has played most of the season at No. 2, has the best record on the team at 10-5.
Iowa last defeated Penn State in Iowa City on March 27, 2011. The Hawkeyes topped the Nittany Lions, 4-3
Penn State leads the all time series, 17-12.

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). 


  • Be Bold, Wear Gold – Gold T-Shirts will be given to the first 50 fans during the Ohio State match.
  • FREE Pizza to the first 100 fans at the Penn State match
  • 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.