Hawkeye Tennis At Home-Free This Weekend

THIS WEEK:

Iowa returns to home this weekend for a match against Indiana on Friday at 6 p.m. (CT). Then the Hawkeyes take on Purdue at noon (CT) on Sunday. Admission is free to the public. 

WATCH MATCHES ONLINE:

All Iowa home matches are available for fans to watch online for free via Playsight Technology. Click on the “Watch” link on the schedule page on hawkeyesports.com.

LAST WEEKEND RECAP:

•  Iowa beat Dayton, 4-2, giving the Hawkeyes their second road win of the season.

 In two road Big Ten matches against No. 3 Ohio State (4-0) and No. 48 Penn State (4-3), the Hawkeyes dropped both matches.

#48 INDIANA PREVIEW:

•  The Hoosiers enter Friday’s match with a 11-10 overall record and a 4-3 mark in the league. Indiana notched wins over ranked opponents No. 31 Minnesota (4-3) and No. 46 Wisconsin (4-2) last weekend in Bloomington.

 • Indiana leads the all-time series over Iowa, 55-19. The Hoosiers last defeated the Hawkeyes, 4-1, last year in Bloomington.

PURDUE PREVIEW:

•  Purdue enters Sunday’s match with a 9-13 overall record. The Boilermakers will compete at Nebraska on Friday before heading to Iowa City. 

 The Boilermakers, who are 1-6 in the conference, have dropped five of their last six matches.

•  Purdue has one ranked singles player, No. 92 Gergely Madatasz.

 The Hawkeyes lead the all-time series over the Boilermakers, 40-34.

HAWKEYE NOTEABLES:

• Freshmen Joe Tyler leads the Hawkeyes with four wins in Big Ten play.

 Iowa is 11-4 at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex this season.

• Iowa is 4-2 in the month of April. 

 Jake Jacoby is tied for eighth place in career doubles wins at Iowa with 58.

• Freshmen Will Davies ranks sixth in school history in single-season doubles wins (19).

 Both Kareem Allaf and Piotr Smietana have cracked the top-10 in school history in single-season doubles wins, each winning 18 matches.

DOUBLES SUCCESS:

•   Freshmen Will Davies and Piotr Smietana have won 14 of their last 18 decisions.

STARTING MATCHES STRONG:

Iowa has earned the doubles point in 18 matches this season. Jonas Larsen and Kareem Allaf are 13-7 on court one in doubles, registering four wins over ranked opponents this season.

FOLLOW THE HAWKEYES:

Fans can follow the Hawkeyes all season long and receive live match updates on Facebook (facebook.com/IowaMensTennis) and Twitter (@IowaMensTennis). Fans can also get a behind the scene look on Instagram (iowamenstennis).

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