The University of Iowa men’s tennis team heads to Florida to challenge the Miami Hurricanes.The match will take place on the campus of the University of Miami at 10 a.m. (ET) at the Neill Schiff Tennis Center in Coral Gables, Florida.
WATCH MATCH ONLINE:
Fans can watch a live stream of Sunday’s match via ESPN3.com and the WATCHESPN app.
ITA KICKOFF RECAP:
• The Hawkeyes lost a pair of matches to nationally-ranked opponents. Iowa dropped a 4-0 decision to No. 4 Georgia on its home court, and then was edged, 4-3, to No. 38 Arkansas.
• Freshmen Piotr Smietana won his singles match against Arkansas at No. 2 and split his doubles matches with classmate Will Davies on court two.
• The Hurricanes are 1-2 and will play a match on Friday versus Georgia Southern before facing the Hawkeyes on Sunday.
• Miami boasts two ranked athletes in singles, No. 71 Bojan Jankulovski and No. 78 Christian Langmo.
• The Hurricanes posted a 9-13 record a year ago.
• This will be Iowa’s first ever meeting against Miami.
STARTING MATCHES STRONG:
Iowa has earned the doubles point in three of its first four matches, starting matches against Marquette, Western Michigan, and Arkansas 1-0. The Hawkeyes lost the doubles point to No. 4 Georgia by a narrow margin, dropping courts one and two in tiebreakers.
Jonas Larsen and Kareem Allaf are 2-1 playing on court one in doubles so far this season, with their lone defeat coming in a tiebreak (7-3) to Georgia’s seventh-ranked doubles squad in the country.
FAST START FOR JOE TYLER
Freshman Joe Tyler is a perfect 2-0 with partner Jake Jacoby at No. 3 doubles through four matches (two matches were unfinished). Tyler is also 3-1 in singles competition; 2-1 on court three and 1-0 on court four.
FOLLOW THE HAWKEYES:
Fans can follow the Hawkeyes all season long and receive live match updates on Facebook (facebook.com/IowaMensTennis) and Twitter (@IowaMensTennis). Fans can also get a behind the scene look on Instagram (iowamenstennis).
HEAD COACH ROSS WILSON:
Ross Wilson, a former two-time NCAA All-American and three-time ITA national doubles champion at Ohio State, is in his fourth season as head coach and fifth year with the Iowa men’s tennis program.
During his five years on Iowa’s coaching staff, Wilson has coached two All-Big Ten honorees, Matt Hagan (first team) and Josh Silverstein (second team), and a handful of student-athletes into the program’s top wins lists.