Hawk Talk Monthly — September | 24 Hawkeyes to Watch | Fight For Iowa
TULSA, Oklahoma — Three University of Iowa men’s tennis student-athletes saw action on Sunday at the ITA All-American Championships held at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
Piotr Smietana saw action in the consolation bracket on Sunday, defeating Fredrico Gomez in third set tie-break thriller, 6-7(6), 7-5, 12-10.
Both Jonas Larsen and Joe Tyler advanced to the Round of 64 in the pre-qualifying bracket yesterday, however both lost their singles matches on Sunday. Larsen lost (6-4, 6-2) to Jan Galka on Louisiana, while Tyler fell to Columbia’s Rian Pandole (6-0, 7-5).
Redshirt junior Kareem Allaf will face Clement Marzol of South Alabama in the Round of 128 in the qualifying bracket of singles at 9 am (CT) on Monday. Also, Allaf and partner Larsen, ranked 35th nationally, begin doubles action at 1:30 p.m. (CT) versus Northern Arizona.
ROUND OF 64
Jan Galka (Louisiana) def. Jonas Larsen (UI): 6-4, 6-2
Rian Pandole (Columbia) def. Joe Tyler (UI): 6-0, 7-5
Piotr Smietana (UI) def. Fredrico Gomez (Louisville): 6-7(6), 7-5, 12-10