The No. 42 University of Iowa men’s tennis team will head to La Jolla, California, to face
No. 31 Texas Tech on Monday, March 12.
• The Hawkeyes enter next week ranked No. 42 in the country, winning its last two
• Iowa’s win over No. 40 Oregon was the second straight over a ranked opponent.
• Two doubles teams are ranked. Will Davies and Piotr Smietana are ranked 51st in the
nation and redshirt sophomore Kareem Allaf and junior Jonas Larsen check in at No. 54.
TEXAS TECH PREVIEW:
• The Red Raiders enter Monday’s match 13-4 overall and are ranked 31st nationally.
• All of Texas Tech’s defeats have come to ranked teams.
• The Hawkeyes defeated the Red Raiders in a thriller at the ITA Kicko! Event in Lubbock,
Texas, 4-3, on Jan. 28, 2017.
• Josh Silverstein is 6-0 this season when his singles matches extend to a third set.
• Will Davies has won six consecutive singles matches. Davies is 9-3 overall this season,
including a 5-2 mark on court six.
• Jake Jacoby won three matches last weekend (two doubles, one singles) and has
climbed to No. 7 on Iowa’s all-time singles and doubles chart with 118 combined wins.
• Joe Tyler was 5-1 in last weekend, winning all three singles matches on court four and
going 2-1 in doubles competition at No. 3.
• The Hawkeyes boast two top rated tandems in the country.
• All three doubles squads have a winning record.
• Freshmen Will Davies and Piotr Smietana have won 10 straight matches.
STARTING MATCHES STRONG:
Iowa has earned the doubles point in 11 of its 14 matches, starting matches against Marquette,
Western Michigan, Arkansas, Miami, Arizona, IUPUI, Creighton, Denver, No. 14
Dartmouth, No.40 Oregon, and Omaha leading 1-0. The Hawkeyes lost the doubles point
to No. 4 Georgia by a narrow margin, dropping courts one and two in tiebreakers. Iowa is
5-2 when No. 3 doubles records a win.
Jonas Larsen and Kareem Allaf are 8-4 playing on court one in doubles so far this season,
with one of their defeats coming in a tiebreak (7-3) to Georgia’s eighth-ranked doubles
squad in the country.
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 ” fth year with the Iowa
men’s tennis program.