THIS WEEK FOR THE HAWKEYES
The University of Iowa women’s tennis team hits the road this weekend for matches against Montana and Washington State. The Hawkeyes travel to Missuola, Montana to play Montana on Saturday at 12 p.m. (CT), and Washington State on Sunday at 10 a.m.
@SASHASCHMID ON FIRST ROAD MATCHES
“I am excited to go on the road and to build on the opening weekend. I thought the team played well against Creighton and Northern Iowa. It was a good starting point for us and we have to continue to keep building. It is always a different challenge to play on the road and I think it is going to be important to have a really good test out there, and I am looking forward to a new challenge and to see how we respond.”
HAWKEYES WIN DOUBLEHEADER
The University of Iowa women’s tennis team defeated Creighton, 6-1, and Northern Iowa, 7-0, at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex on Saturday. The victories mark the eighth season in a row the Hawkeyes open their season with a win.
TAKING ON THE GRIZZLIES
Saturday’s match will be the fourth meeting between Iowa and Montana. The Hawkeyes lead the all-time series, 3-0. The previous match between the two teams was in 2015, where the Hawkeyes topped the Grizzlies, 6-1.
TAKING ON THE COUGARS
Saturday’s match will be the third meeting between the Hawkeyes and the Cougars. The all-time series is tied, 1-1. The previous match between the two teams was in 2005, when the Hawkeyes beat the Cougars, 4-3.
STARTING OFF STRONG
Freshmen Yufei Long and Danielle Burich both started their Hawkeye career undefeated. Long went 2-0 in the No. 3 and No. 2 positions, while Burich went 1-0 in the No. 6 spot. Long also paired up with senior Zoe Douglas at the No. 1 singles position to begin the season, 1-0.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Last season the Hawkeyes came home from seven of their 11 regular season road trips with a win. In the 2018 season, the Hawkeyes looks forward to fifteen away matches, eight of which are in thei????r conference.
BECOME A FAN
Fans can follow the Iowa women’s tennis team at facebook.com and via twitter @Iowa_Tennis. Live results from this weekend are available on the Iowa women’s tennis schedule page at hawkeyesports.com.
FOLLOW THE HAWKEYES
Links to live results and a live video stream will be available on the women’s tennis schedule page at hawkeyesports.com.