University of Iowa Athletics

Lefteris Theodorou

Height 5-10
Class Jr.
Hometown Athens, Greece
High School Nebraska Independent Study

Spring 2017 — Went 8-9 in singles matches, winning four matches each while playing at No. 1 and No. 2… won 10 doubles matches, including teaming up with Josh Silverstein to beat the 60th-ranked duo from Texas Tech… won first five singles matches of the season.

Fall 2016 — Won two singles matches… went 4-1 in doubles competition, including reaching the doubles semifinals of the Big Ten Indoor Championships with partner Josh Silverstein.

Summer 2016 — Competed in doubles semifinals play at the ITA National Summer Championships with Josh Silverstein… qualified for main draw at USTA pro-circuit event in Wichita, Kan… reached a career high ATP score of 1707 in singles and 1103 in doubles.

Spring 2016 — Registered a 14-9 mark in singles, the second best record on the team… defeated two ranked opponents in No. 121 Miroslav Herzan of Wichita State and No. 49 Julian Cash of Oklahoma State… registered 12 doubles victories… Defeated then No. 66 Toby and Dusty Boyer of Nebraska with partner Jake Jacoby… letterwinner… Co-MVP with Josh Silverstein and Jake Jacoby.

Fall 2015 — Posted a 5-4 singles record… reached the quarterfinals at the Big Ten Indoor Championships… earned a victory at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with partner Jake Jacoby.

Summer 2015 — Represented Greece in the 2015 Davis Cup…won two tiebreak singles matches and reached the doubles semifinals with teammate Jake Jacoby at the ITA National Collegiate Summer Championships in Bloomington, Indiana.

Spring 2015 — Registered a 16-8 record in singles, the second best singles winning percentage on the team… won all three matches at No. 1 singles… went 4-4 at No. 2 singles and 9-4 at No. 3… went on a three match win streak in singles on four separate occasions… defeated then-No. 116 Strong Kirchheimer of Northwestern, 6-4, 7-5… registered seven wins in doubles… letterwinner.

Fall 2014 — Battled through an injury most of the fall, posting a singles record of 4-3 and a doubles mark of 0-1.

Junior Career — No. 1 ranked Greek player in U14, U16, and U18… ranked as high as No. 131 in the ITF World Junior rankings, while also being ranked No. 31 in Europe… a Greek National Champion, he holds 72 career wins in the ITF Junior Circuit… also competed throughout Europe in professional tournaments, achieving a ranking of No. 2006 in the ATP World Tour singles rankings, and No. 1590 in the ATP World Tour doubles rankings… excelled in double play while on the professional tour, appearing in the quarterfinals twice and the semifinals once… semifinalist in the Grade 2 ITF Tournament in March, 2014; doubles finalist in the Grade 2 ITF tournament in February, 2014; doubles champion at the Grade 3 ITF tournament in Israel in November, 2013; finalist in the Grade 3 ITF Tournament in September, 2013; and champion of the Grade 5 ITF Tournament in July 2013… competed in the Allianz Kundler German Juniors in Berlin, the European Championships in Switzerland and the Simacek Junior Open in Austria during the summer of 2014.

Personal — Born on July 19, 1996… son of Antonis and Monica Theodorou.

What has been your biggest tennis moment so far in your career?
“My greatest moment as a tennis player was when I beat the No. 20 ranked guy in the world. The match lasted over four hours.”

What are your plans following graduation?
“My plans after graduation are to go pro.”

Season (Doubles) #1 #2 #3 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
2014-15 3-5 3-5 1-3 1-9 7-13 0-1 7-14 .333
2015-16 10-9 2-0 5-5 12-9 0-1 12-10 .545
2016-17 10-6 1-2 10-6 4-1 14-7 .667
Career 23-20 5-5 1-3 7-16 29-28 4-3 33-31 .516
Season (Singles) #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
2014-15 3-0 4-4 9-4 6-4 16-8 4-3 20-11 .645
2015-16 3-6 11-3 9-4 2-7 14-9 5-4 19-13 .594
2016-17 4-5 4-4 0-3 8-9 2-1 10-10 .500
Career 10-11 19-11 18-8 8-14 38-26 11-8 49-34 .590