Notes: No. 60 Iowa Hosts No. 52 Ducks on Friday at HTRC

The 60th-ranked University of Iowa women’s tennis team concludes its five-match homestand, hosting No. 52 Oregon on Friday at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. The match will begin at 5 p.m. (CT).

Fans can follow the matches live via StatBroadcast on A livestream will be available via Playsight and fans can also follow the action live via the Iowa women’s X account (@iowa_tennis).

The Hawkeyes picked up two wins last weekend against Iowa State and Drake, running its current winning streak to four duals. Iowa posted a 5-2 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series victory at Iowa State, picking up the doubles point along with three singles match points and a forfeit. The Hawkeyes followed with a dominating, 6-1, win over Drake on Sunday. The team won four singles matches and got two points from doubles play due to the lack of available players on both sides.

The Hawkeyes made their season debut in the ITA women’s team rankings, coming in at No. 60. Iowa has a 5-5 team record this spring, which includes a 3-0 record at the HTRC.
• In singles, sophomore Daianne Hayashida is ranked 110th nationally. She was ranked No. 85 in the first spring rankings.

The Hawkeyes have won four straight duals, posting victories over Memphis (4-0), Northern Illinois (5-2), at Iowa State (5-2) and Drake (6-1). It is the second straight season Iowa has won at least four consecutive duals.

Iowa’s doubles duo of Pia Kranholdt and Barbora Pokorna have won five straight doubles matches to run their doubles record to 8-1 this season. It is the duo’s first five-match winning streak on the year.
• Kranholdt and Pokorna are 1-0 at No. 1, 1-0 at No. 2 and 6-1 at No. 3 this season.

Freshman Chelsea Bluestein flourished in her HTRC debut, winning all three of her matches. She went undefeated in singles, picking up two straight set singles victories and partnered with Vipasha Mehra to win one doubles match.

Sophomore Daianne Hayashida has been Iowa’s No. 1 singles player throughout the spring, posting a team-best 5-4 singles record. She is tied with Marisa Schmidt for the best record on the team.
• During the fall, Hayashida advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Midwest Regionals and she competed in the main draw of the ITA Women’s All-American Championships in September. She was the first Hawkeye to advance to the regional quarterfinals since Elise van Heuvelen in 2019.

• Oregon is currently riding a two-match winning streak to bring its record to 6-3 heading into Iowa City. The Ducks are 4-1 at home and 2-2 on the road on the season.
• Junior’s Sophie Luescher (12-5) and Karin Young (11-3) currently lead the team in singles competition. Overall, the team has a 59-33 singles record.
• Last week, Oregon handed Minnesota its first loss, downing the Gophers, 5-2.
• The Hawkeyes are 4-3 all-time against Oregon. The Ducks will join the Big Ten in 2024-25.

Iowa hits the road to open Big Ten competition on March 2, traveling to Bloomington to face Indiana. Play will begin at 10 a.m. (CT).