University of Iowa Athletics

Will Davies

Height 5-9
Class Sr.
Hometown Norwich, England
High School Culford School

Hawk Items — No. 9 all-time in Iowa history in combined singles and doubles victories with 123… his 59 career doubles wins and 64 career singles wins rank 11th and 12th, respectively, in school history… won 28 singles a team-best 28 singles matches in the fall and spring as a sophomore, which ranks third most in program history… earned 18 points on the ITF World Tennis Tour in the Summer of 2019… Doubles Quarterfinalist at the ITF World Tennis Tour 25k event in Iowa City… won 22 doubles matches as a freshman and sophomore, which ties Kareem Allaf for fifth most in a single-season at Iowa.

Spring 2020 – Won a team-best 13 singles matches, going 1-0 at No. 3 and 12-1 at No. 4… ended the season riding a career-best 12-match win streak (Jan. 18 – March 8)… ranked as high as No. 10 nationally, a program best, in doubles with partner Oliver Okonkwo… won six doubles matches at No. 1, including two against ranked opponents, before the season was canceled by the Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12, due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… Spring Semester Dean’s List honoree… letterwinner.

Fall 2019 – Partnered with Oliver Okonkwo to become first Hawkeye doubles team in 20 years to qualify for the ITA Fall National Championships … Davies/Okonkwo posted a 6-2 record to qualify for the national tournament… registered the best win in school history over the No. 6 team from Columbia (7-5, 6-2)… won four consecutive ITA Central Regionals doubles matches to become first Hawkeye duo in more than three decades to finish as doubles finalists at the ITA Central Regional Championships.

Spring 2019 – Won a team-best 19 singles matches, tying for ninth all-time in spring singles wins in program history… went 8-2 on court four and 11-4 at No. 5… partnered with Oliver Okonkwo in doubles, going 16-6 on courts one and two combined… won 16 doubles matches, including a team-best six Big Ten wins, which ties for sixth all-time at Iowa in doubles wins in the spring… won three matches over ranked opponents, including a program-best win over No. 8 Nemeth/De La Basse of Penn State… Davies/Okonkwo were ranked as high as No. 58 nationally… letterwinner.

Fall 2018 — Won nine singles matches and six doubles matches… knocked off No. 101 Alexandre Ribeiro of Virginia Tech in straight sets… advanced to the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Singles Championships and finals in the Big Ten Doubles Championships with partner Oliver Okonkwo.

Spring 2018 — Ranked as high as No. 40 in the country in doubles with partner and classmate Piotr Smietana… won 18 doubles matches, including a season-best 11 consecutive matches between Jan. 29-March 18… registered two wins over nationally-ranked opponents: No. 16 Laurent/Clissold (Oregon) and No. 68 Bennett/Raupuk (Purdue)… won 16 singles matches, playing mainly at No. 5 (4-3) and No. 6 (9-6)… won a season-best eight consecutive singles matches between Feb. 11-March 18… letterwinner.

Fall 2017 — Advanced to the Big Ten Indoor Championships finals with classmate Piotr Smietana… Davies/Smietana won three straight doubles matches to reach the championship match at the Big Ten Indoor Championships… won three singles matches.

Junior Curcuit — Named National U12 British Clay Court champion on junior circuit… top-30 in Europe Tennis U14 rankings… runner-up in singles and doubles at the British National U14 Championships… current ITF ranking of 305… represented Great Britain five times in the U14 and U16 International events… played doubles with classmate Joe Tyler at tournaments in England and Moldova in 2014; Finland, Croatia, and Macedonia in 2015; and Quatar and Sweden in 2016.

Personal – Born on January 28, 1999… finance major… son of Craig and Sarah Davies… has one sister named Ellie.

Season (Doubles) #1 #2 #3 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
2017-18 18-8 6-4 18-8 4-3 22-11 .667
2018-19 6-3 10-3 6-2 16-6 6-3 22-9 .710
2019-20 6-4 1-0 6-4 9-4 15-8 .652
Career 12-7 28-11 13-6 40-18 19-10 59-28 .678
Season (Singles) #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
2017-18 1-0 2-0 4-3 9-6 4-5 16-9 3-4 19-13 .594
2018-19 8-2 11-4 6-3 19-6 9-4 28-10 .737
2019-20 1-0 12-1 1-0 13-1 4-2 17-3 .850
Career 2-0 22-3 15-7 9-6 11-8 48-16 16-10 64-26 .711