The University of Iowa men’s tennis team will host three matches this weekend at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex in Iowa City. On Friday, the Hawkeyes will compete in a doubleheader versus North Dakota (11 a.m.) and East Tennessee State (6 p.m.). The weekend concludes with a match versus Butler at noon (CT). Admission is free to the public.
WATCH MATCHES ONLINE:
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.
• The Hawkeyes opened the 2019 season with a pair of wins over Western Michigan (6-1) and Marquette (7-0) last weekend in Iowa City.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENTS:
• North Dakota recorded a 5-12 record a year ago. The Hawkeyes shutout the Fighting Hawks (7-0) in their last contest on April 23, 2017.
• Last season, ETSU finished 16-8 overall, winning the Southern Conference Tournament championship and qualified for the NCAA Tournament.
• The Bucs won their first contest of the season against Appalachian State (7-0).
• This is the first year under new head coach, Daniel Pollock.
• The Bulldogs return senior Mason Dragos, a three-time All-Big East first team member from last year’s squad.
• Butler comes into this matchup, 1-1, defeating Bellarmine last Friday, 7-0.
A SEASON AGO:
• The Hawkeyes enter 2019 following the one of the most successful seasons in program history.
• The Hawkeyes won 12 matches at the HTRC, but their best win of the year was the highest-ranked win in program history against No. 14 Dartmouth on the road.
• Iowa returns six letterwinners from last year’s team, including five starters.
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 scenes 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 fifth season as head coach and sixth year with the Iowa men’s tennis program.