3 Hawkeyes Advance at Milwaukee Tennis Classic

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MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – Three University of Iowa men’s tennis student-athletes won first round singles matches Thursday afternoon on day one of the 43rd annual Milwaukee Tennis Classic.
 
Third-seeded Kareem Allaf bounced Collin Shick of N.C. State in three sets (6-2, 3-6, 6-0) to advance to the Round of 32. Also advancing in the main draw were sophomores Will Davies and Piotr Smietana. Davies cruised over Alex Jachim of IUPUI (6-1, 6-3), while Smietana was victorious over Marquette’s Fran San Andres (6-4, 4-6, 6-0).
 
The doubles team of Allaf/Larsen, ranked 35th nationally, was edged by sixth-seeded Gamerov/Norfeldt of San Diego, 7-6, in the Round of 32. Davies/Smietana won their first doubles match against IUPUI’s Jochim/Luetschwager (8-2).
 
The Milwaukee Tennis Classic is an ITA Gold Level Event; its men’s singles champion will receive an invitation to compete in the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships, held Nov. 7-11, in Indian Wells, California.
 
Action continues tomorrow with singles main draw Round of 32 and 16; singles consolation Round of 32; and Doubles Round of 16.
 
ROUND OF 64 (SINGLES)
(3) Kareem Allaf (UI) def. Collin Shick (NC State): 6-2, 3-6, 6-0
Will Davies (UI) def. Alex Jochim (IUPUI): 6-1, 6-3
Andrew Rogers (Tennessee) def. Jonas Larsen (UI): 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-3
Piotr Smietana (UI) def. Fran San Andres (Marquette): 6-4, 4-6, 6-0
 
ROUND OF 32 (DOUBLES)
(6) Gamerov/Norfeldt (San Diego) def. Larsen/Allaf (UI): 7-6
Davies/Smietana (UI) def. Luetschwager/Jochim (IUPUI): 8-2
 

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