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Hawkeyes Hit the Road


Iowa returns to action this weekend starting with a doubleheader on Friday in the state of Ohio against Dayton and No. 3 Ohio State. Iowa will then travel to University Park, Pennsylvania, to take on 48th-ranked Penn State on Sunday to close out the road trip.


• Iowa defeated Northwestern, 4-1 giving the Hawkeyes their second conference win.

• In two matches against South Dakota State, all six Hawkeyes won in straight sets in singles competition.


•  The Flyers enter Friday’s match with a 15-3 overall record; winners of four of their last five.

•  Dayton’s No. 1 singles player, junior Jordan Benjamin, is a perfect 14-0 this season.

•  Iowa leads the all-time series over Dayton, 2-0. The Hawkeyes last defeated the Flyers, 6-0, on April 1, 2016, in Dayton.



•  Ohio State enters Friday’s match 18-2 overall. The Buckeyes will compete at Kentucky on Wednesday before hosting the Hawkeyes.

•  The Buckeyes have won six straight matches, boasting a perfect 5-0 record in Big Ten play.

•  Mikael Torpegaard, JJ Wolf, and John McNally are all ranked in the ITA Top 80.

•  The Buckeyes lead the all-time series over the Hawkeyes, 36-24.



•  The Nittany Lions (11-9, 1-4) enter Sunday’s match losers of three straight, with Nebraska on deck Saturday.

•  Penn State owns a perfect 7-0 record this season at home.

•  The Nittany Lions leads the all-time series over Iowa, 19-12. Iowa’s last victory over Penn State came on March 27, 2011 (4-3).



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

• Iowa has not lost a doubles match on court three since March 2.

• Iowa is 16-5 in singles matches played on court four this season.

• Jake Jacoby moved up to ninth place in career doubles wins at Iowa with 56.



•  The Hawkeyes boast two top rated tandems in the country: No. 51 Jonas Larsen/Kareem Allaf and No. 62 Piotr Smietana/Will Davies.

•   Freshmen Will Davies and Piotr Smietana have won 13 of their last 15 decisions.


Iowa has earned the doubles point in 16 of 21 matches. The Hawkeyes lost the doubles point to No. 4 Georgia by a narrow margin, dropping courts one and two in tiebreakers. Jonas Larsen and Kareem Allaf are 11-6 on court one in doubles, registering four wins over ranked opponents this season, including picking up a pair of wins over ranked foes last weekend (Illinois and Northwestern).


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

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