THIS WEEK FOR THE HAWKEYES
The University of Iowa women’s tennis team plays at Penn State on Wednesday, at 5 p.m., (CT),
before returning home to host No. 37 Michigan on Friday March 14 at 1 p.m., and Michigan State
on Sunday March 18 at 10 a.m., both home matches are at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation
Center. Admission is free.
@SASHASCHMID ON STARTING CONFERENCE PLAY
“We have grown with each match this season, and I am excited to see the continued development
of the team throughout conference play. It’s exciting to start Big Ten play and compete against
excellent teams the rest of the way. I am looking forward to the tests that lie ahead for us.”
HAWKEYES ON THE ROAD
The Hawkeyes are 4-3 on the road. They grabbed four wins, two at Montana and SMU, one over
in-state rival, Iowa State, along with an upset over Notre Dame. They suffered losses at Washington
State, Illinois and No. 14 Northwestern.
HAWKEYES IN THE BIG TEN
Iowa quickly changed their stance in the Big Ten last year, and are hoping to continue that moving
forward. In the 2015-16 season, the Hawkeyes went 0-11 in conference play. Under new head
coach Sasha Schmid in 2016-17, they turned it around and posted a 5-6 conference record. Iowa
made it to the Big Ten tournament at the end of the season, which broke a two-year drought for
TAKING ON THE NITTANY LIONS
Wednesday’s match is the 33rd meeting between Iowa and Penn State (5-6). The Hawkeyes are
26-6 all-time against Penn State. Iowa took down the Nittany Lions 6-1 in 2017.
TAKING ON THE WOLVERINES
Friday’s match is the 52nd meeting between Iowa and Michigan. Michigan leads the all-time series,
39-12. The Hawkeyes last defeated No. 32 Wolverines in 2006, 5-2. Michigan has two ranked
singles players, and one ranked doubles team. No. 21 Kate Fahey with a 16-5 record and No. 81
Chiara Lommer with a 19-8 record. No. 42 Brienne Minor and Mira Rider-Hook have a 4-1 record
together this season.
TAKING ON THE SPARTANS
Sunday’s match is the 48th meeting between Iowa and Michigan State. Iowa leads the all-time
series, 31-16. The Hawkeyes last defeated the Spartans in 2013, 4-3.
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