Hawkeyes Travel to Drake on Saturday

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The University of Iowa men’s tennis team will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, for its first road contest of the season against in-state rival Drake on Saturday. The match will start at 6 p.m. (CT) at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. 

• The Hawkeyes notched their fourth consecutive victory at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex. 
• Iowa beat Marquette in the first half of the doubleheader, 5-2, followed by a 6-1 decision over Omaha in the afternoon. 

• The Bulldogs enter this weekend’s action 1-7 after falling to Alabama (6-1) and Oregon (4-0). 
• Drake has only three upperclassmen on its 2020 roster. 
• Head Coach Davidson Lozlowski is in his eighth year with the program, guiding Drake to six NCAA Tournaments over the last seven years. 
• Iowa is 16-15 all-time against Drake, last beating the Bulldogs a year ago in Iowa City, 4-3. 

• Redshirt senior Kareem Allaf is ranked a personal-best No. 60 in the country. 
• Will Davies and Oliver Okonkwo are ranked 16th nationally in doubles; it’s the highest ranking a doubles team has ever had in program history. 
• Allaf owns the third most singles wins in a program history (78). 
• Allaf also passed former Hawkeye Dave Novak (1986-90) in school history with his 132nd combined singles and doubles victory. 
• Three Hawkeyes own a 4-1 record in singles (Allaf, Davies, and Tyler). 
• Junior Will Davies is two doubles victories from cracking Iowa’s career Top 10 list. 
• The Hawkeyes are coming off one of its best seasons in 20 years, finishing fifth in the Big Ten and knocking off three ranked Big Ten foes. 

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 sixth season as head coach and seventh year with the Iowa men’s tennis program.

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