The University of Iowa men’s tennis team will play three matches this weekend in the state of Iowa. The Hawkeyes play at Drake in Des Moines on Friday (6 p.m.) and then host Arizona (noon) and IUPUI (6 p.m.) at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex (HTRC) in Iowa City. Admission is free for Sunday’s matches at the HTRC.
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All Iowa home matches are available for fans to watch online for free via Playsight Technology. Click on the “Watch” link on the schedule page on hawkeyesports.com.
• Iowa won the doubles point and extended four of the six singles matches to a third set, but eventually fell to the Hurricanes on the campus of the University of Miami, 5-2.
• The Bulldogs were chosen by the Summit League’s coaches as a preseason favorite to win the league.
• Drake returns seven lettermen from last year’s Missouri Valley Conference Championship team and NCAA Tournament qualifying team.
• The Hawkeyes lead the all-time series with the Bulldogs, 26-15.
• The Wildcats are 5-2 with a match at Drake on Saturday before visiting the Hawkeyes on Sunday.
• Arizona leads the all-time series with the Hawkeyes, 13-0.
• The Jaguars are 2-3 and have already suffered a defeat to Michigan State (5-2).
• The Hawkeyes lead the all-time series, 2-0.
STARTING MATCHES STRONG:
Iowa has earned the doubles point in four of its first five matches, starting matches against Marquette, Western Michigan, Arkansas, and Miami 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 3-1 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.
WILL DAVIES WINS 2 AT MIAMI
Freshman Will Davies picked up two victories against Miami last weekend. Davies showed resiliency in his, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, triumph on court six. Sophomore Kareem Allaf and Davies clinched the doubles point for the Hawkeyes on court two, winning 7-6(4).
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