Match Notes: Iowa at Texas Tech on Sunday

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The University of Iowa men’s tennis team will head south when they square-off against Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas, at the McLeod Tennis Center at 1 p.m. (CT). Four of Iowa’s next five matches will be contested away from Iowa City. 

•     The Hawkeyes lost to Cornell on Sunday (L, 5-2).
•     Nikita Snezhko and Joe Tyler extended their doubles win streak to three winning on court three against the Big Red. 
•     In singles, Oliver Okonkwo and Will Davies won their matches on courts four and five, respectively.   

•     The Hawkeyes (8-2) are off to their best start in the Ross Wilson era. 
•     Iowa has won the doubles point in eight of the ten matches. The Hawkeyes boast two doubles tandems that are off to hot starts, Will Davies/Oliver Okonkwo (8-2) and Kareem Allaf/Jonas Larsen (7-3). 

•      The Red Raiders are coached by Brett Masi. He is in his fourth season with the program, boasting a record of 60-32 (.652).
•      Texas Tech is 8-5 overall dropping its last two matches on the road at Arizona (L, 4-3) and Alabama (L, 4-1). 
•      The Hawkeyes are 1-2 all-time against the Red Raiders. Iowa lost last year’s match against Texas Tech, 4-2, in La Jolla, California.
•      Texas Tech boasts the eighth ranked doubles tandem in the country, Bjorn Thomson and Parker Wynn. 
•      Tommy Mylnikov is ranked No. 114 and Wynn is also ranked No. 115 in singles. 
•      Kareem 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. 
•      Will Davies and Oliver Okonkwo are a combined 32-7 in singles and doubles competition through ten matches. 
•       Larsen’s 54 career doubles wins that puts him tied for 11th in program history. 
•     With one more singles win, Allaf will crack the Top-15 in program history for the Hawkeyes. 
•       Iowa has competed against five teams who made the NCAA Tournament a year ago, including beating three former-conference champions. 

Fans can follow the Hawkeyes all season long and receive live match updates on Facebook ( 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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