Hawkeyes Split Matches

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INDIANAPOLIS — The University of Iowa men’s tennis team split its two matches today in the state of Indiana. The Hawkeyes started the day with a 4-1 loss to Indiana in Bloomington before blanking Butler in Indianapolis, 4-0.
In the nightcap, the Hawkeyes began with singles competition outdoors against Butler before finishing the match inside. Iowa did not play doubles against Butler (14-5) after clinching the match with four singles wins.
Redshirt freshman Kareem Allaf won singles matches today at one and two. Versus Butler, Allaf took down Aviv Ben Shabat, 6-4, 7-5. He improved to 12-9 on the season.
Freshman Jason Kerst won his third match as a Hawkeye with a victory over Butler’s Adrian Mag, 6-2, 6-2.
Iowa saw two other singles victories on Sunday. Junior Josh Silverstein (6-4, 6-2) and sophomore Jonas Larsen (6-1, 3-6, 6-1) won at number two and three, respectively, against Butler.
Against Indiana (13-10, 4-5), Iowa’s doubles squad of Larsen and senior Nils Hallestrand finished off Zac Brodney and Bennett Crane in a tiebreak, 7-6(6). However, Iowa lost close doubles matches at one and two, losing the doubles point to the Hoosiers.
Iowa (12-13, 1-8) returns to action Friday in its final homestand of the season, hosting Michigan at 4 p.m. (CT) at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex. Admission is free to the public.
1. Raheel Manji (IND) def. #109 Josh Silverstein (UI): 6-2, 6-4
2. Kareem Allaf (UI) def. Matthew McCoy (IND): 6-3, 6-3
3. Antonio Cembellin (IND) vs. Jake Jacoby (UI): 6-2, 3-6, 1-1, unfinished
4. Keivon Tabrizi (IND) def. Jonas Larsen (UI): 6-2, 6-3
5. Bennett Crane (IND) vs. Robin Haden (UI): 3-6, 6-2, unfinished
6. Oliver Sec (IND) def. Nils Hallestrand (UI): 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
1. #69 Raheel Manji/Keivon Tabrizi (IND) def. Jake Jacoby/Robin Haden (UI): 7-6 (7-5)
2. Stefan Lugonjic/Antonio Cembellin (IND) def. Kareem Allaf/Josh Silverstein (UI): 6-4
3. Nils Hallestrand/Jonas Larsen (UI) def. Zac Brodney/Bennett Crane (IND): 7-6 (8-6)
1. Kareem Allaf (UI) def. Aviv Ben Shabat (BU): 6-4, 7-5
2. Josh Silverstein (UI) def. Mason Dragos (BU): 6-4, 6-2
3. Jonas Larsen (UI) def. Mikheil Khmiadishvili (BU): 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
4. Spencer Lang (Butler) and Jake Jacoby (UI): unfinished
5. Ari Gerstein (Butler) and Robin Haden (UI): unfinished
6. Jason Kerst (UI) def. Adrian Mag (BU): 6-2, 6-2
Doubles matches not played once match was clinched.