Chris Heck Added to 2020-21 Roster

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa Mellecker Family Head Men’s Tennis Coach Ross Wilson announced on Tuesday that Chris Heck will join Peter Alam, Alex Petrov, and Rudra Dixit as the new faces on the 2020-21 roster.


Chris Heck
Toronto, Canada

  • ITF Singles Rank #394
  • 2017 ITF Grade 5 Singles Semifinalist Nassau, Bahamas
  • 2018 ITF Grade 5 Singles Finalist Castries, Saint Lucia
  • 2018 ITF Grade 5 Singles Finalist Pembroke, Bermuda
  • 2018 ITF Grade 5 Singles Semifinalist Bridgetown, Barbados
  • 2019 ITF Grade 5 Singles Semifinalist Calgary, Canada
  • 2017 ITF Grade 5 Doubles Finalist Antigua
  • 2019 ITF Grade 4 Doubles Finalist Tacarigua, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Canadian National Singles & Doubles Champion U12 & U14
  • Coached by Bob Brett, Bruno Agostinelli, and Sebastien Lareau


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


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


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

“I learned how to establish an effective personal brand and take steps towards my dream of becoming an athletic director."

Senior Jason Kerst