NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — The University of Iowa men’s tennis doubles team of Will Davies and Oliver Okonkwo, ranked No. 56 nationally, picked up another victory Saturday night at the ITA National Fall Championships at The Tennis Club in Newport Beach, California.
Davies/Okonkwo dropped Duke’s Sculley/Stachowiak in a closely contested match (4-6, 6-2, 10-8). The Hawkeye duo has now put together three straight wins and will be in tomorrow’s consolation championship against Big Ten foes, Fenty/Siimar of Michigan. They are believed to be the first Iowa doubles team to play in the consolation doubles championship at the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships.
Davies/Okonkwo and Clegg/Snezhko are the first Hawkeye doubles teams to qualify for this prestigious event in 20 years. Iowa is one of only three schools in the country (Baylor, Oklahoma State) to have multiple teams compete in the 32-team bracket.
ORACLE ITA NATIONAL FALL CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS
The Tennis Club at Newport Beach | Newport Beach, Calif.
Consolation Doubles Semifinals
#56 Davies/Okonkwo def. Sculley/Stachowiak (DU): 4-6, 6-2, 10-8