THIS WEEK FOR THE HAWKEYES
The University of Iowa women’s tennis team competes in their first road matches of the 2019 season, playing Dartmouth on Friday and Brown on Sunday, in Hanover, New Hampshire.
QUOTING SASHA SCHMID
“I am really pleased with the way we are competing. I think the tennis aspect will grow from week to week and we will continue to get better the more we play. From a foundation standpoint, for us to show a lot of competitiveness and grit are positives for us and will help us turn matches and be the difference makers. We are looking forward to our first tough road test of the season this weekend with Dartmouth and Brown. We are getting back to focused practice this week, so we can be prepared to build of last weekend’s momentum and work hard to keep improving with great competition in Dartmouth.”
HAWKEYES SWEEP OPENING WEEKEND
The University of Iowa women’s tennis team defeated Xavier, 7-0, and North Texas, 5-2, at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex this weekend. The victories make it the ninth season in a row the Hawkeyes open their season with a victory.
TAKING ON THE BIG GREEN
Saturday’s match will be the third meeting all-time between the Hawkeyes and the Big Green. Iowa leads the series, 2-0. The previous match between the two programs was in 2013, where the Hawkeyes defeated Dartmouth, 5-2.
TAKING ON THE BEARS
Sunday’s match will be the third meeting between the Hawkeyes and the Bears. The all-time series is tied at 1-1. The previous match between the two programs dates back to 1987, where the Hawkeyes defeated the Bears, 5-0.
Freshman Samantha Mannix and Sophie Clark each started their Hawkeye career undefeated in singles play. Mannix went 2-0 in the No. 1 spot, while Clark won twice, one win coming against ranked opponent #102 Minying Liang, in the No. 4 position. The freshman also teamed up for a No. 1 doubles victory against Xavier to begin the season.
ON THE ROAD
Last season the, the Hawkeyes won four of their thirteen regular season road matches. This season, the Hawkeyes will compete thirteen times on the road, five of which are against Big Ten opponents.
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 at hawkeyesports.com.