Hawkeyes Host Miami, Utah This Weekend

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The University of Iowa men’s tennis team will host two matches this weekend at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex (HTRC) in Iowa City. On Friday, the Hawkeyes will square off against the Miami Hurricanes at 3 p.m. (CT). Iowa will close out the weekend on Sunday against the Utah Utes at 11 a.m. (CT). Admission is free to the public.

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 (5-0) are off to their best start in five seasons.
• Iowa has won the doubles point in each of the duals, most notably Kareem Allaf and Jonas Larsen are undefeated on court one.

• The Hurricanes enter Friday’s match 5-2 on the season, but have dropped two out their last three matches (losses on the road to No. 8 Texas and No. 3 Mississippi State).
• Miami has two ranked singles players (No. 13 Adria Soriano Barrera and No. 58 Bojan Jankulovski).
• Miami went to NCAA Tournament a year ago and finished with a 15-13 overall record.
• The Hawkeyes won the last meeting in Coral Gables (5-2) on Feb. 4, 2018.

• Utah went to NCAA Tournament a year ago and finished with a 19-10 overall record.
• The Utes enter Sunday’s match 5-2 overall, winners of three straight.
• Utah will face Miami on Saturday (Noon) at the HTRC.
• Dan Little is 2-2 on court one this season.
• Randy Cory and Russell Benkaim hold down the No. 1 spot in doubles, with a 4-1 record so far this season.

• Allaf won 11 matches during competition, including seven in a row to capture the ITA Central Regional championship. He became the third Hawkeye to accomplish the feat in school history.
• The regional title earned him a berth in the Oracle Fall National Championships, a first for a Hawkeye since Tyler Cleveland in 1999.
• Allaf is ranked 89th nationally by the ITA this week.
• Sophomores Will Davies and Piotr Smietana were a combined 13-0 in singles competition through the month of January.
• Iowa has outscored opponents, 29-6, in its five Januray matches.

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).

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.

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