University of Iowa Athletics

Will Davies

Height 5-9
Class Fr.
Hometown Norwich, England
High School Culford School
Will  Davies - Men's Tennis - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Items — Has an additional year of eligibility available due to COVID pandemic… No. 3 all-time in Iowa history in combined singles and doubles victories with 144… his 71 career doubles wins and 73 career singles wins tie for first and sixth, respectively, in school history… ranks third in program history in singles winning percentage in spring matches only (.713, 57-23)… ranks third in program history in doubles winning percentage in spring matches only (.690, 49-22)… 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 2021 — Team’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree… qualified for the 2021 NCAA Championships Doubles Tournament with partner Oliver Okonkwo… became the seventh doubles team at Iowa, and first in 32 seasons, to compete at the NCAA Championships… Okonkwo/Davies ascended as high as No. 2 in the national rankings, marking the highest ranking ever for an Iowa doubles team, and finished the season ranked No. 29… registered 12 doubles victories, including 10 with Okonkwo… went 4-2 against ranked doubles opponents including bouncing the No. 14 (Illinois) and No. 7 (Northwestern) ranked teams in consecutive matches… won first eight doubles decisions of the season… won nine singles matches, winning seven matches on court four… won seven of eight singles matches over a one-month stretch between Feb. 19-March 19… letterwinner.

Spring 2020 — Second-Team All-Big Ten honoree… Iowa Men’s Tennis Big Ten Sportsmanship Award selection… 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
2020-21 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
2020-21 0-3 2-3 7-1 9-7 9-7 0-3 9-10 .474
Career 2-3 24-6 22-8 9-6 20-15 57-23 16-13 73-36 .670