University of Iowa Athletics

Jake Jacoby

Height 5-11
Class Sr.
Hometown Little Rock, Ark.
High School Pulaski Academy

Hawk Items — Finished his career with 127 combined singles and doubles wins, which ranks fifth in Iowa history… his 60 doubles wins ties for seventh most in program history… his 68 singles victories ties for ninth most in Iowa annals.

Spring 2018 — Won 14 doubles matches, including recording a career-best seven match win streak between March 4-April 6 with partner Joe Tyler on court three… recorded four doubles wins over Big Ten opponents, including Ephron/Fasano at the Big Ten Championships… won six singles matches, including winning five straight between Feb. 11-April 1… won all five sets that went to a seven-point tiebreak… Dean’s List honoree… Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

Fall 2017 — Won five singles matches…won two doubles matches, including a win over Penn State’s Lieb/Nemeth at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, with partner Jonas Larsen.

Spring 2017 — Won 14 singles matches, 11 of which at the No. 6 position… won seven straight singles decisions between March 3-March 31… started the season winning 10 of 11 decisions in doubles matches with partner Robin Haden… won a single-season-best 13 doubles matches, four of which came against Big Ten competition… blanked 11th-ranked Jathan Malik/Connor Johnston of Michigan (6-0) on April 21 with doubles partner Robin Haden… won 10 doubles matches at No. 3 and finished the season winning three of the final four matches playing at No. 1… Academic All-Big Ten… ITA Scholar Athlete… letterwinner.

Fall 2016 — Reached the doubles quarterfinals of the Big Ten Indoor Championships with partner Robin Haden… won four doubles matches with Haden.

Summer 2016 — Competed at the ITA National Summer Championships… Competed in futures events in Edwardsville, Ill., Wichita, Kan. and Tulsa, Okla.

Spring 2016 — Recorded the best record on the team with 15 singles wins at the four, five, and six spots… achieved 12 doubles wins, nine of those coming at the one spot… won nine of his first 10 matches… Defeated then No. 66 Toby and Dusty Boyer of Nebraska with partner Lefteris Theodorou… Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Winner… letterwinner… Co-MVP with Josh Silverstein and Lefteris Theodorou.

Fall 2015 — Posted a 5-4 singles record… won two singles matches and grabbed a doubles victory at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with partner Lefteris Theodorou.

Summer 2015 — Reached championship match before losing in a third-set tiebreaker and paired with Alexander Pozo of Wildwood, Missouri to split the two matches they played at the Kansas City tournament…won first three matches in Wichita, Kansas before losing to eventual champion William Little of Baylor…won his first singles match and three doubles matches with teammate Nils Hallestrand at tournament in South Bend, Indiana…won a singles match in the consolation bracket and reached the semifinals in doubles with teammate Lefteris Theodorou at the ITA National Collegiate Summer Championships in Bloomington, Indiana.

Spring 2015 — Tallied a 14-8 record in singles, the third best singles record on the team in the spring… played a majority of the spring season at the No. 5 and No. 6 singles positions… won six of his first seven matches in singles… clinched the match against BYU in February, defeating Jacob Sullivan 6-7, 7-6, 6-2 at the No. 5 position… posted an 8-8 record in doubles… Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

Fall 2014 — Recorded a 6-5 record in singles competition… went 6-4 in doubles play… won three consecutive doubles matches with partner Nils Hallestrand at the Purdue Invitational… registered a 2-1 record with doubles partner Josh Silverstein at ITA Central Regionals.

Junior Career — Five-star recruit… four-time Arkansas state champion… ranked as high as No. 67 on Tennis Recruiting… competed in the Boy’s 18’s USTA National Clay Courts Tournament and Boy’s 18’s National Championships during the summer of 2014… advanced to the 128-main draw with three wins in the qualifying bracket at the Boy’s National Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2014… was also an all-state goalie in soccer.

Personal — Born on July 29, 1996…. son of Jim and Vicky Jacoby… has one sibling, Katie.

What has been your biggest tennis moment so far in your career?
“In my tennis career, my best accomplishment was seeing how all the hard work over my junior tennis career culminated in receiving multiple offers from colleges last fall and being recruited my great colleges around the country. Talking to and receiving offers from coaches really showed me how all the work I had done had really paid off.”

What are your plans following graduation?
“After graduation, depending on how I progress as a tennis player here at Iowa I will look to play professional tournaments. I believe that I can become good enough to go pro with the coaching, teammates, and enthusiasm that exists with tennis here at Iowa.”

Season (Doubles) #1 #2 #3 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
2014-15 0-1 3-2 5-5 3-4 8-8 6-4 14-12 .538
2015-16 9-8 1-2 2-2 3-6 12-12 1-2 13-14 .481
2016-17 3-2 0-3 10-4 4-5 13-9 4-3 17-12 .586
2017-18 1-0 13-8 3-3 14-8 2-3 16-11 .593
Career 13-11 4-7 30-19 13-18 47-37 13-12 60-49 .550
Season (Singles) #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
2014-15 1-0 5-3 8-5 5-4 14-8 6-5 20-13 .606
2015-16 0-1 4-1 11-4 2-3 15-6 5-4 20-10 .667
2016-17 1-3 2-3 11-3 4-6 14-9 2-6 16-15 .516
2017-18 2-0 2-0 1-3 0-1 6-3 5-5 11-8 .579
Career 2-3 4-4 11-4 31-15 11-14 49-26 18-20 67-46 .593