Match Notes: Hawkeyes Hit the Road

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The 46th-ranked University of Iowa men’s tennis team will travel to the state of Indiana for three matches this weekend. On Saturday, the Hawkeyes will visit Purdue in West Lafayette at Noon (ET). On Sunday, Iowa will challenge Indiana at Noon (ET) in Bloomington and then travel to IUPUI in Indianapolis at 7 p.m. (ET) to finish off the road trip.

• The Hawkeyes beat No. 30 Penn State (4-3) for their fourth win in Big Ten play before falling to top-ranked Ohio State (4-1). The four Big Ten wins equal the program’s highest win total in a single season the last 20 years.

• The Boilermakers are 8-10 overall and 1-6 in the Big Ten.
• Iowa beat Purdue last year in Iowa City (4-3). Iowa is 41-34 all-time against Purdue.
• Purdue is 5-2 at home this season, winning its last match against Michigan State (6-1).

• The Hoosiers enter this weekend’s action 10-9 overall and 4-3 in the Big Ten.
•  Antonio Cembellin is ranked 80th in the country, winning 11 matches this spring. In doubles, the Hoosiers boast the 39th-ranked duo of Carson Haskins and Brandon Lam. 
• Indiana edged the Hawkeyes in Iowa City last year (4-3). The Hoosiers are 56-19 all-time against the Hawkeyes.

• The Jaguars are 12-7 overall, winning two of their last three matches.
• Head coach Brandon Currie is in his 17th season with the program.
• Iowa is 3-0 all-time against IUPUI.

• Oliver Okonkwo was named the Big Ten Athlete of the Week, becoming the first Hawkeye since 2015 and the first Iowa freshman since 2004 to receive the award. Okonkwo has won 13 singles matches this spring.
• The Hawkeyes are 6-0 in matches this season that are decided by the score, 4-3.
•  Iowa is 7-1 in Friday matches this spring.
•  Will Davies and Oliver Okonkwo are ranked 58th nationally in doubles.
• Davies has won nine of his last 11 matches, including going 5-1 against Big Ten competition during that stretch.
•   Kareem Allaf and Jonas Larsen have won three straight matches at No. 2 doubles, while Davies/Okonkwo are 3-1 against ranked opponents this spring.

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

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