The No. 54 University of Iowa women’s tennis team will stay at home this week to play No. 63 Nebraska at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreational Center in Iowa City on Saturday (Noon CT). Admission is free to Friday’s match.
The Hawkeyes are 6-6 overall after splitting their matches last week. Iowa started the week with a loss to No. 6 Michigan, falling 4-0. On Friday, the Hawkeyes bounced back and defeated Michigan State, 4-1. The match started with Michigan State gainging the doubles point, but Iowa took the lead winning all four singles matches that finished. Schmidt, Mannix, Pokorna, and Kranholdt all defeated their opponents in a straight sets. Kranholdt wrapped up the match after defeating Charlotte Gisclon. She brought the match to a tie, 6-6, in the first set, and then swept the tiebreaker, 7-0, to take the set (7-6). Kranholdt sealed the victory it up in set two, winning 6-3.
FORMER HAWKEYE RETURNS
Former Hawkeye Elise van Heuvelen Treadwell was hired in December as assistant coach. Van Heuvelen Treadwell joins the Hawkeye coaching staff after serving as an assistant coach at Delaware since January 2022. She began her coaching career in the Fall of 2021 as a volunteer assistant coach with the Hawkeyes.
Van Heuvelen Treadwell concluded her Hawkeye career in the spring of 2021, as one of the most decorated women’s tennis student-athletes in Iowa and Big Ten history. Achieving an individual rank within the top-100 nationally in both singles and doubles, Van Heuvelen Treadwell ranks second all-time at Iowa with 180 combined wins. She was named first-team All-Big Ten five times and was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2017.
In her final year, Van Heuvelen Treadwell earned the ITA Central Region Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award. The East Sussex, England, native was also named the ITA Central Regional Senior Player of the Year in 2020 and was the ITA Summer National Doubles Champion in 2019.
• The No. 63 Huskers are 11-3 overall. Their losses were to Colorado State, Wichita State, and No. 3 Michigan.
• This will be Nebraska’s third Big Ten match of the season. They previously beat Minnesota (4-0) and lost to Michigan (1-4).
• Five of the eight studnet-athletes are international. The other three are from Florida, Indiana, and California.
• The Huskers roster consist of one senior, three juniors, and four sophomores.
• Scott Jacobson is in his 32nd season as Nebraska’s head coach.
• Jacobson has kept the Huskers in the top 75 teams nationally for almost 20 of his 32 years.