Freshman Stefan Gollner
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Travel to Iowa to Take on Hawkeyes

By NU Athletic Communications
Fresh off its first Big Ten Conference win, the No. 68 Nebraska men's tennis team will travel to Iowa City, Iowa, for a mid-week match against Big Ten foe Iowa. Nebraska's match against the Hawkeyes well be held on Wednesday, April 4 at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. First serve is set for 2 p.m.

The Huskers enter the match with an 8-9 record on the year and are 1-3 in Big Ten play. Iowa is 1-14 on the season and 0-4 in conference play. This is the first of three matches in five days for the Huskers.

Last Week on the Road
The Huskers got their first Big Ten win on Sunday when they downed Penn State, 4-3, in their second match of the weekend. In the their first match of the weekend, No. 2 Ohio State downed the Huskers, 6-1, as No. 79 Christopher Aumueller upset OSU's No. 5 Blaz Rola at No. 1 singles for NU's lone point.

Huskers Move Up in Latest Rankings
In the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association Rankings released on April 3, the Huskers gained two spots moving up to No. 68 in the country.

NU in the Rankings
Date     Ranking

1/3         #40
1/24      #39
2/2        #40
2/7        #38
2/22      T-#46
2/28      #54
3/6        #60
3/13      #55
3/20      #59
3/27      #70
4/3        #68

Scouting the Hawkeyes
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 1-14 on the season and 0-4 in Big Ten play. Sophomore Jonas Dierckx is 4-10 in singles play this year. He has a 5-6 doubles record. Freshman Matt Hagan is 2-11 in singles play this year, but 5-5 in doubles. Iowa is coached by Steve Houghton, who is in his 31st year.

Up Next
The Huskers return home for a pair of matches starting on Friday, April 6 when NU takes on the Purdue Boilermakers at 3 p.m. The Huskers well play their second match of the weekend against Indiana on Sunday, April 8 at noon. Both matches will be held at the NU Varsity Courts. If there is inclement weather, the matches will be played at the Nebraska Tennis Center.


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