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THIS WEEK FOR THE HAWKEYES
The University of Iowa women’s tennis team heads to Austin, Texas for the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. Iowa faces No. 7 Texas on Friday at 11 a.m (CT). They face either Texas Tech or LSU on Saturday at 2 p.m. (CT). All matches will take place at the Texas Tennis Center.
TAKING ON THE LONGHORNS
This is the first all-time meeting between the Longhorns and the Hawkeyes.
Longhorns 2020 Record: 0-0
TAKING ON THE TIGERS
This would be the first all-time meeting between the Tigers and the Hawkeyes. The Tigers are receiving votes in the ITA top 25.
Tigers 2020 Record: 2-0
TAKING ON THE RED RAIDERS
This is the third all time matchup between Iowa and Texas Tech. The Hawkeyes lead the all-time series, 3-0.
Red Raiders 2020 Record: 0-0
Series Record: 3-0
First Meeting: 1987 (Won 5-4)
Last Meeting: 1998 (Won 5-4)
LEADING THE WAY
The Hawkeyes are led by lone senior Elise van Heuvelen Treadwell, a three-time All-Big-Ten selection. Van Heuvelen Treadwell has a chance to become just the fourth Hawkeye ever to be a four-time selection (Laura Dvorak 1992-95, Toni Neykova 1999-2002, and Sonja Molnar 2009-12).
The Hawkeyes welcome two newcomers; freshman Erika Dodridge from Bournemouth, England, and sophomore Samantha Gillas from New Braunfels, Texas.
Dodridge is a four-time International Tennis Federation champion, she reached the top 200 of the 16U Europe Junior Circuit in 2016. Dodridge won the D draw at the Gopher Invitational this fall.
Gillas is a Virginia Tech transfer. As a freshman she was 28-12 in singles during the fall and the spring. She added seven doubles wins for the Hokies in the spring. She was named an ITA Academic scholar, and All-Academic ACC her freshman year. In high school she won both an individual and team Texas state championship.
FOLLOW THE HAWKEYES
Fans can follow the Iowa women’s tennis team on facebook and via twitter @Iowa_Tennis. Results from this weekend will be available on the Iowa women’s tennis schedule page at hawkeyesports.com.