THIS WEEK FOR THE HAWKEYES
The University of Iowa women’s tennis team hosts two matches this weekend. Iowa faces Old Dominion on Friday at 2 p.m (CT), and Colorado at 10 a.m. (CT) on Sunday. Matches will take place at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. Admission is free for all matches.
QUOTING HEAD COACH SASHA SCHMID
“We have been tested on the road to start this season, and it’s great to be home for a couple weeks and compete on our courts. We have two strong teams in town this weekend for some high level tennis.”
TAKING ON THE MONARCHS
This is the second meeting between Iowa and Old Dominion.
Monarchs 2020 Record: 8-1
Series Record: 0-1
First Meeting: 2017 (Lost 3-4)
TAKING ON THE BUFFALOES
This is the seventh all time meeting between the Hawkeyes and the Buffaloes. Iowa lead the all-time series, 5-1.
Buffaloes 2020 Record: 5-3
Series Record: 5-1
First Meeting: 1983 (Won 5-4)
Last Meeting: 1994 (Won 6-1)
HOME SWEET HOME
Since the 2003-04 season, the Hawkeyes are 13-3 in home openers. They are 3-0 in home openers under head coach Sasha Schmid.
TWICE AS NICE
Danielle Bauers and Ashleigh Jacobs lead Iowa with a 3-3 doubles record. They led the team in the fall with a 4-2 record, and were 2-2 last season.
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). She leads Iowa with a 4-1 singles record.
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.