Hawkeyes Earn No. 2 Seed In ITA Kickoff

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s tennis team was selected on Wednesday to compete in the 15th annual ITA Kickoff Weekend on Jan. 27-28, 2024, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Iowa will make its sixth appearance in the event, including earning an invitation for the fourth time in five years.

The Hawkeyes are the No. 2 seed in the four-team pod and will play third-seeded Clemson in the first round at 3 p.m. (CT) in Raleigh on Jan. 27. The other first-round matchup features top-seeded N.C. State against Alabama at 11 a.m. The championship match of the Raleigh site will start at 3 p.m., while the consolation contest will start at 11 a.m.

Iowa posted a 13-10 record in 2023, while Clemson had a 16-12 mark. N.C. State was the 2023 NCAA runner-up amassing 28 victories, while Alabama was 12-12 this past season.

The ITA Kickoff takes place at various facilities across the country. The Hawkeyes beat North Florida in their last ITA Kickoff appearance in 2022 in Athens, Georgia.