The University of Iowa men’s tennis team (4-9, 4-7) remains on the road this weekend for a match against Nebraska (0-11, 0-11). The contest is scheduled to begin at noon (CT) at the Sid and Hazel Dillon Tennis Center.
Sunday will be Iowa’s third straight road contest. Five of Iowa’s final seven regular season matches are away from Iowa City.
FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE:
Fans can follow the action from every home match this season with live scoring and/or live stream via PlaySight. Click on the live links on the Iowa Men’s Tennis Schedule webpage at hawkeyesports.com.
ALLAF APPROACHES SCHOOL RECORD:
Redshirt senior Kareem Allaf has 159 combined wins in singles and doubles, one victory shy of the program record set by Tyler Cleveland (1998-2001). Allaf has amassed 92 career singles wins, which ranks second in school history.
The Hawkeyes are a veteran squad featuring seven upperclassmen and two freshmen. Kareem Allaf is in his sixth year in the program; Jason Kerst is a fifth-year senior, while Will Davies and Joe Tyler are in their fourth year at Iowa.
• The Huskers are winless this year, losing all 11 of their matches. Nebraska has been shutout in its last three matches: #8 Michigan (4-0), #9 Ohio State (7-0), and Penn State (4-0).
• The doubles team of Brandon Perez and Albert Sprlak Puk are ranked No. 74 in the country.
• Nebraska’s roster consists of five juniors, four sophomores, and one freshman.
• Iowa is 15-9 all-time against Nebraska. The Hawkeyes have won six consecutive matches over the Cornhuskers, including winning 5-2 earlier this season in Iowa City on Feb. 28. Nebraska’s last victory over Iowa in 2016 in Iowa City.
• The doubles team of Oliver Okonkwo and Will Davies are ranked a program-best No. 10 nationally in the latest ITA Rankings released on Tuesday, March 30. The Hawkeye duo are 8-3 this season on court one.
• Okonkwo and Davies are in their third season as doubles partners. The duo have bounced two ranked opponents this season and 10 in the last three years.
HEAD COACH ROSS WILSON:
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.