University of Iowa Athletics

Nils Hallestrand

Height 6-5
Class Sr.
Hometown Danderyd, Sweden
High School Danderyds Gymnasium

Spring 2017 — Went 8-1 in doubles competition playing at No. 3… went 2-2 in singles play… Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

Fall 2016 — Won three matches, two in doubles and one in singles.

Spring 2016 — Posted seven doubles wins… Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

Fall 2015 — Recorded four singles victories… competed for Flight D championship title at the Western Michigan Invite… won two singles matches and reached the doubles quarterfinals at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with partner Jonas Larsen… posted a 5-3 record with partner Jonas Larsen.

Summer 2015 — Won four straight singles matches at Wichita, Kansas tournament before losing to teammate Dominic Patrick in the semifinals…lost one singles match and one three doubles matches with teammate Jake Jacoby before falling in the quarterfinals in South Bend, Indiana.

Spring 2015 — Registered an 1-1 record in singles and a 2-1 record in doubles… partnered with Matt Hagan, twice, winning both matches over Western Illinois and Chicago State… letterwinner.

Fall 2014 — Posted a 6-3 doubles record… went 3-1 with partner Jake Jacoby, winning three straight matches, at the Purdue Invitational… went 2-1 in doubles action at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with partner Andres Estenssoro. went 1-7 in singles competition.

Spring 2014 — Compiled a 5-2 singles record… posted a 5-1 doubles record… won his first dual victory against Dylan Steffens of Illinois State, 6-5 (7-3), 6-5 (7-4) at the No. 6 slot… opened the season winning four consecutive matches… recorded his first career Big Ten win in doubles action, defeating Zade/Davis, 8-6, at No. 3 doubles, with Chase Tomlins… letterwinner.

Fall 2013 — Posted a 4-5 record in singles play… finished the fall with a 5-5 record in doubles play… recorded first collegiate victory in his first match of the year against Rob Torsch of Xavier at the Purdue Invitational… posted back-to-back victories at the Purdue Invitational… won consecutive doubles matches at the Purdue Invitational with teammate Chase Tomlins… won the flight C consolation doubles title with teammate Michael Swank at the Wake Forest Invitational.

Junior Career — Represented the 2013 national runner-up club team for outdoors… finished in the top 16 of the 2013 U21 indoors nationals… 2008 boys 14 national doubles champion, ranked as high as #2 nationally in that year… winner of Stockholm’s Tennis Association’s sportsmanship award in 2009… numerous singles and doubles Stockholm regionals titles.

Personal — Born on July 21, 1994… son of Frans and Birgitta Hallestrand… two brothers (Teodor and Elias) and one sister (Ella)… finance major.

What has been your biggest tennis moment so far in your career?
“Winning nationals in doubles. That feeling of winning was just unbeatable. Also, when we beat Minnesota the spring of 2014. I was obviously thrilled about the win myself, but also so happy for the older guys and the program itself.”

What are your plans following graduation?
“My plans are to either get an MBA back home or start working. If that will be in Sweden or in the U.S., I’m not sure, I’ll see what feels right.”

Season (Doubles) #1 #2 #3 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
2013-14 5-1 1-0 5-1 5-5 10-6 .625
2014-15 1-0 1-1 2-1 6-3 8-4 .667
2015-16 1-1 5-7 1-4 7-9 5-3 12-12 .500
2016-17 8-1 5-1 8-1 2-4 10-5 .667
Career 1-0 2-2 18-9 7-5 22-12 18-15 40-27 .597
Season (Singles) #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
2013-14 2-0 3-2 0-1 5-2 4-5 9-7 .563
2014-15 1-0 0-1 1-1 1-7 2-8 .200
2015-16 0-1 0-1 0-1 4-5 4-6 .400
2016-17 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-2 1-3 3-5 .375
Career 4-1 4-5 0-4 8-6 10-20 18-26 .409