Iowa women’s tennis to face Denver and Colorado this weekend

The Hawkeyes will take on the Denver Pioneers and Colorado Buffaloes on Friday and Sunday, respectively.

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Casey Stone

Iowa’s Alexa Noel serves the ball during the Iowa Women’s Tennis match against Purdue on Feb. 28, 2021 at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. Iowa defeated Purdue 6-1.

Chase Szewc, Sports Reporter


Iowa women’s tennis will participate in two duals in Colorado this weekend. The 4-2 Hawkeyes will take on the 2-4 University of Denver Pioneers on Friday at 2 p.m. Then, Iowa will play the 3-3-2 Colorado Buffaloes in Boulder on Sunday at 11 a.m.

Just four nonconference duals remain on the Hawkeyes’ schedule.

In four all-time matchups with Denver, Iowa is 0-4.

The Buffaloes enter this weekend on the wings of a cold stretch. Colorado won its first three duals of the year and has since gone 0-2-2.

Iowa most recently suffered a 4-0 loss to Iowa State at the McKee Indoor Tennis Complex in Ames.

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The Hawkeyes’ two best players this season have been freshmen Barbora Pokorna and Marissa Schmidt. The pair is a combined 7-3 this season. Pokorna is 3-1 and Schmidt is 4-2.

With sophomore and reigning Big Ten Player of the Year Alex Noel out of Iowa’s lineup, Schmidt and senior Samantha Mannix have filled the No. 1 spot in Hawkeye head coach Sasha Schmid’s lineup by-committee.

The Hawkeyes last two nonconference duals of the year will come on March 4 and 11 against the Kansas State Wildcats and Memphis Tigers, respectively.

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