THIS WEEK FOR THE HAWKEYES
The University of Iowa women’s tennis team continues its road trip with a stop in Bloomington, Indiana to face Indiana at 1 p.m (CT) on Friday and a stop in West Lafayette, Indiana to take on Purdue at 10 a.m. (CT) on Saturday.
QUOTING HEAD COACH SASHA SCHMID
“We have two more tough conference road matches this weekend. Indiana and Purdue are great programs and we must be prepared for back to back competitive battles.”
TAKING ON THE HOOSIERS
This is the 49th meeting between Iowa and Indiana.
Hoosiers 2020 Record: 10-7 (1-1 B1G)
Series Record: 13-35
First Meeting: 1977 (Iowa 5-4)
Last Meeting: 2019 (Iowa 4-2)
TAKING ON THE BOILERMAKERS
This is the 52nd meeting between Iowa and Purdue. Iowa leads the all-time series by one win.
Boilermakers 2020 Record: 5-8
Series Record: 26-25
First Meeting: 1978 (Iowa 9-0)
Last Meeting: 2019 (Iowa 4-1)
LEADING THE WAY
The Hawkeyes are led by 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 10-1 singles record, the best start for a Hawkeye since Sonja Molnar went 11-1 in 2010. She has seven wins in a row at No. 1, a career long win streak.
The Hawkeyes have made the Big Ten tournament in two out of three years under Sasha Schmid. Last year’s win over Indiana was the first Big Ten Tournament win for the Hawkeyes since 2014. Three Hawkeyes had .500-plus records in Big Ten play last year: Michelle Bacalla (6-5), Elise van Heuvelen Treadwell (6-5), and Ashleigh Jacobs (5-5).
TWICE AS NICE
Danielle Bauers and Ashleigh Jacobs lead Iowa with seven doubles wins, four of which have come together. They led the team in the fall with a 4-2 record, and were 2-2 playing together last season. The Hawkeyes are 5-0 this season when winning the doubles point.
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.