Alam, Petrov, Dixit Sign With Hawkeyes

Hawkeye Fan Shop — A Black & Gold Store | 24 Hawkeyes to Watch 2019-20 | Fight For Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa Mellecker Family Head Men’s Tennis Coach Ross Wilson announced on Tuesday that Peter Alam, Alex Petrov, and Rudra Dixit have all signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Iowa.
Peter Alam
Manchester, England

  • Highest ITF Junior Ranking was No. 203
  • Eight-time ITF Doubles Finalist (Bulgaria, Lithuanaia, England, Poland, Denmark, Russia, and Mauritius)
  • Six-time ITF Doubles Champion (Albania, Greece, England, Norway, and Turkey)
  • Two-time ITF Singles Finalist (Liverpool, England and Preveza, Greece)
  • Men’s Open Ranking of No. 50 in the United Kingdom
  • U18 Ranking No. 18 in the United Kingdom
  • U16 Ranking No. 4 in UK
  • U14 Ranking No. 1 in UK
  • British Nationals Doubles Finalist in 2017 and 2018
  • Represented England in the 2017 Commonwealth Games
  • Will join four other British players: Matt Clegg, Will Davies, Oliver Okonkwo, Joe Tyler on Iowa’s roster

Wilson on Alam
“Peter has been one of the top players in England throughout his junior career. He is a great ball striker and plays great doubles. In addition to his play, he is an exceptional student. We are excited to have Peter and can’t wait to begin working with him.”
Alex Petrov
Irvine, California

  • Ranked No. 1 in Southern California in 14’s, 16’s, and 18’s.
  • 2019 Champion in the Southern California Sectionals
  • Highest Youth National Ranking No. 22
  • Played in three National Team tournaments for Southern California (Pacific Cup Champion, Intersectionals Champion)
  • 5-star tennis recruit with the highest ranking of No. 25
  • Multiple National Doubles titles (Grade 1 Carson Doubles Finalist and G4 Doubles Champion)
  • Multiple wins over top ITF Juniors

Wilson on Petrov
“Alex is an extremely talented player that has a very high ceiling. Southern California is a hot bed for tennis in the US and we are happy to get one of the best players from that area of the country. Alex loves tennis and the team environment. I expect him to make an immediate impact in our singles and doubles lineups.”
Rudra Dixit
Olathe, Kansas

  • Top five ranking in Missouri Valley Boys 18’s
  • Top 10 ranking in Missouri Valley Boys 16’s
  • No. 148 recruit in USTA Boys 18’s
  • 3-star recruit

Wilson on Dixit
“Rudra is really starting to grow into his 6-foot-5 body. He has a very high upside and I expect him to make an impact in our doubles lineup as a freshman. In addition to being a great tennis player, he is an extremely gifted student and will be a great addition to our team culture.”

FFI footer