University of Iowa Athletics

Josh Silverstein

Height 5-11
Class Sr.
Hometown Great Neck, N.Y.
High School Laurell Springs

Hawk Items — Finished his career with 117 combined singles and doubles wins, which ties for eighth in Iowa history… his 19 doubles wins as a junior in 2016-17 ties for ninth in program history… his 64 singles victories ranks 11th in Iowa annals… his 53 career doubles wins ties for 12th most in Iowa history.

Spring 2018 — Won 10 singles matches playing primarily at No. 1 (10-11)… posted a 9-1 record in three-set matches… was a perfect 7-0 in three-set matches in which he lost the first set… registered two wins over ranked opponents: No. 116 Raheel Manji (Purdue) and No. 124 Dominik Stary (Northwestern)… his three-set win over Charlie Broom clinched Iowa’s highest ranked win in program history in a 4-3 triumph at No. 14 Dartmouth on Feb. 24… won only doubles match, paired with Jason Kerst, in a 6-0 win over South Dakota State… letterwinner.

Fall 2017 — Won three singles matches… won two doubles matches.

Spring 2017 — Ranked as high as No. 103 in the country in singles (Feb. 8) and No. 77 in doubles (April 11)… competed against six ranked opponents, winning two… beat 25th-ranked Jolan Cailleau of Texas Tech, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(3) and No. 50 Konrad Zieba of Northwestern, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0… won 13 singles matches, five at No. 1, seven at No. 2, and one at No. 3… had a six-match win streak between March 26-April 17 with five of those six wins coming against Big Ten opponents… went 2-3 against ranked foes in doubles competition… knocked off the 60th-ranked doubles team from Texas Tech, 6-4, and 42nd-ranked squad from Northwestern, 7-5… won 14 doubles matches, including two of his final three matches of the season… letterwinner.

Fall 2016 — Won a combined five singles matches competing in the ITA All-American Tournament, ITA Regionals, and Big Ten Indoor Championships… notched five victories in doubles competition, including reaching the doubles semifinals of the Big Ten Indoor Championships with partner Lefteris Theodorou.

Summer 2016 — Played a semifinals match in doubles action at the ITA National Summer Championships with Lefteris Theodrou… competed in singles play at the ITA National Summer Championships… competed in the main draw of furtures events in New York and Illinois.

Spring 2016 — Tallied a singles record of 13-8, the third best on the team… won a team-best 14 doubles matches, including 11 with partner Dominic Patrick… defeated then No. 113, Alex Knight of Michigan, 6-2, 6-2… letterwinner… Co-MVP with Jake Jacoby and Lefteris Theodorou.

Fall 2015 — Did not compete.

Spring 2015 — Recipient of the team award for the most combined wins in singles and doubles… posted a singles record 16-7, the best singles winning percentage on the team… competed at the No. 4 and No. 5 singles positions… clinched the match against 54th-ranked Utah at the No. 5 singles position with a win over Freddie McGeehan, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4… tallied an 11-6 record in doubles, the best doubles winning percentage on the team… earned nine doubles wins with Dominic Patrick as his partner… letterwinner.

Fall 2014 — Reached the Big Ten Indoor Championships singles semifinals after notching three straight wins… posted a 4-6 singles record… went 2-1 in doubles competition with partner Dominic Patrick at the Purdue Invitational… registered a 2-1 doubles mark with partner Jake Jacoby at ITA Central Regionals… recorded a 5-4 doubles record.

Junior Career — Five-star recruit… five-time USTA National Open Doubles Champion… finished runner-up in singles play of the Boy’s 18’s USTA Eastern Sectional Qualifier… advanced to the semifinals in both singles and doubles of the 2014 ITF International Grass Courts Championships… seeded No. 30 at the Boy’s 18’s USTA National Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan… advanced to the Round of 32 at the National Championships… competed in the Boy’s 18’s USTA National Hard Courts and USTA National Clay Courts tournaments during the summer of 2014… trained at the Junior Champions Training Center… ranked as high as No. 18 in the USTA National Boy’s rankings… quarterfinalist at the USTA Winter National Championships.

Personal — Born on May 8, 1996… son of Charles and Chriss Silverstein… has three siblings, Bradley, Eric and Ryan.

Season (Doubles) #1 #2 #3 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
2014-15 2-3 9-3 7-2 11-6 6-4 17-10 .630
2015-16 3-2 11-8 0-1 4-6 14-11 14-11 .560
2016-17 11-9 2-3 1-0 3-7 14-12 5-2 19-14 .576
2017-18 1-0 1-0 2-2 3-2 .600
Career 14-11 15-14 11-4 14-15 40-29 13-6 53-37 .589
Season (Singles) #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
2014-15 9-5 7-2 5-5 16-7 4-6 20-13 .606
2015-16 4-1 1-3 8-4 2-3 13-8 13-8 .619
2016-17 5-6 7-6 1-1 6-3 13-13 5-3 18-16 .529
2017-18 10-11 0-3 3-6 10-14 3-4 13-18 .419
Career 19-18 8-12 9-5 9-5 7-2 16-17 52-42 12-13 64-55 .538