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Iowa tennis player Jason Kerst discusses experience in online 2020 NCAA Career in Sports Forum

Iowa's Jason Kerst hits a backhand during a men's tennis match between Iowa and Texas Tech at the HTRC on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The Red Raiders defeated the Hawkeyes, 4-3.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

July 8, 2020

In May, University of Iowa senior tennis player Jason Kerst was selected to participate in the 2020 NCAA Career in Sports Forum. The event, which typically takes place at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, was held online via Zoom because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The forum gives students the o...

UI spring sport student-athletes find success academically amid a semester of canceled seasons and online classes

Student-Athlete Constituency Senator Marissa Mueller raises her hand in response to a question given by Dr. Maria Bruno during a UISG meeting at the Iowa Memorial Union on Thursday, February 18, 2020.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

July 7, 2020

After a spring that saw sports canceled and classes moved online, the Hawkeye spring sports teams persevered to find success in the classroom. Iowa had 107 spring student-athletes named to the 2020 spring Academic All-Big Ten team. According to the Big Ten website, to be eligible for Acade...

Iowa international men’s tennis players struggle to get back to Iowa City amid COVID-19 travel restrictions

Iowa's Will Davies hits a forehand during a men's tennis match between Iowa and Nebraska-Omaha at the HTRC on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Mavericks, 6-1.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

June 30, 2020

The Hawkeye men’s tennis team’s plans to return to Iowa City for summer workouts have been met with difficulty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Six of the Hawkeye players currently in England and Ireland face U.S. travel bans that restrict their re-entry into the country. “It has been extre...

Iowa men’s tennis seniors looking to take advantage of second chance

Iowa's Joe Tyler prepares to serve during a men's tennis match between Iowa and Creighton at the HTRC on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Jays, 5-2.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

June 24, 2020

On March 8, when Will Davies defeated Cornell’s Lev Kazakov in a decisive third set to ultimately lift Iowa past the 16th-ranked Big Red, everything was looking bright for the Hawkeye men’s tennis team. The victory vaulted Iowa from 28th nationally to 20th — the team’s highest ranking ever....

Iowa men’s tennis coach Ross Wilson discusses new format for early season tournaments

Iowa coach Ross Wilson watches his team during a men's tennis match between Iowa and Marquette on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The Hawkeyes swept the Golden Eagles, 7-0.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

June 14, 2020

After a premature ending to a season where the Iowa men’s tennis team came out of the gates with one of the hottest starts in school history, head coach Ross Wilson has taken some time to reflect on his team’s success and think about ideas for the future of college tennis. Instead of the t...

Allaf, Davies earn All-Big Ten honors

Iowa's Will Davies hits a forehand during a men's tennis match between Iowa and Texas Tech at the HTRC on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The Red Raiders defeated the Hawkeyes, 4-3.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

May 20, 2020

The Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday that Hawkeyes Will Davies and Kareem Allaf have both garnered All-Big Ten distinctions. Allaf made the All-Big Ten First team, and Davies made the All-Big Ten Second Team. Allaf is the second Hawkeye in six years to earn an All-Big Ten First Team honor...

Allaf, Kerst earn postseason honors

Iowa's Kareem Allaf hits a forehand during a men's tennis match between Iowa and Nebraska-Omaha at the HTRC on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Mavericks, 6-1.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

May 18, 2020

Monday was filled with great successes for Iowa men's tennis. The Intercollegiate Tennis Association bestowed four awards upon seniors Jason Kerst and Kareem Allaf. Allaf was named the ITA's Central Regional Senior Player of the Year and Most Improved Senior. In 2019-20, Allaf bumped up to No...

Kerst perseveres through struggles for Iowa men’s tennis team

Iowa's Jason Kerst hits a backhand during a men's tennis match between Iowa and VCU on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Rams, 4-3.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

May 10, 2020

On the tennis court, senior Jason Kerst plays long rallies with momentum shifts and ups and downs — not unlike his career as a Hawkeye. Kerst, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been on the Iowa tennis team for four seasons but was in and out of the lineup for his first two and a half years. He began ...

Technology keeping Iowa teams together when separation is necessary

Iowa's Will Davies hits a volley during a men's tennis match between Iowa and Western Michigan at the HTRC on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Broncos, 4-3.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

April 30, 2020

Both Iowa’s swimming and men’s tennis rosters have a significant international presence. The thing that brought these groups together was a common sport and a common location. Now that both of those things have been taken away during the COVID-19 pandemic, the teams are finding new ways to be...

Iowa’s men’s tennis seniors to use extra year of NCAA eligibility

Iowa's Kareem Allaf celebrates a point during a men's tennis match between Iowa and Western Michigan at the HTRC on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Broncos, 4-3.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

April 22, 2020

Iowa men’s tennis’ senior class was small but mighty. The eight-man team had two seniors on its roster: redshirt senior Kareem Allaf and Jason Kerst. The two elder statesmen made their presence felt on and off the court. They were important pieces of a group that was arguably the best men...

NCAA postseason events, Big Ten events canceled

Fans leave the game after the men's basketball game against Western Carolina at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Catamounts 78-60.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020 is a day sports fans will not soon forget. The sports world seemed to stop spinning Thursday afternoon as NCAA announced that it would not conduct any of its postseason championships, including the NCAA Division I men's and women's basketball tournaments. The Big Ten Conference then...

Big Ten to conduct winter and spring sporting events without fans

University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta dresses Faculty Senate members during a Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 29, 2019.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

The Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday evening that fans will not be granted entry to any of its remaining 2020 winter or spring events. Those granted access include student-athletes, coaches, credentialed media, and immediate family members of event participants. Sports affected inclu...