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Iowa player Vipasha Mehra returns the ball during a tennis match betwen Iowa and Drake at Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex in Iowa City on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. Mehra defeated Drake player Darinka Stepan 6-2, 7-6. Iowa beat Drake 6-1.

Iowa tennis notebook | Hawkeyes compete in first two tournaments of fall season

Matt McGowan, Sports Reporter September 28, 2022

Three members of the Iowa women’s tennis team left the Charlotte Invitational on Sept. 25 with an 11-2 overall record. Senior Anya Lamoreaux, junior Vipasha Mehra, and freshman Pia Kranholdt were undefeated...

Contributed photo from Raegan Schoening.

Fifth-year transfer Anya Lamoreaux embraces the challenge of tennis

Matt McGowan, Sports Reporter September 27, 2022

Even though she played six different sports growing up, Anya Lamoreaux was bored. Having participated in gymnastics, cheerleading, softball, dance, track, and even synchronized swimming, none of...

Assistant coach Daniel Leitner consults with players before doubles during a women’s tennis match between Iowa and Michigan State at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. The Hawkeyes defeated the Spartans, 4- 3.

Iowa women’s tennis coaches reflect on worldwide recruiting approach

Matt McGowan, Sports Reporter September 20, 2022

Every head coach needs an assistant. For Iowa women tennis’ Sasha Schmid, her assistant coach provides services not just on the court, but on train station platforms in Germany.  When the pair were...

Iowa’s Samantha Mannix celebrates her win during a women’s tennis match between Iowa and Michigan State at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Mannix’s win allowed the team to move up in the BIG 10 championship. The Hawkeyes defeated the Spartans, 4- 3.

Fifth-year senior Samantha Mannix ready to lead Iowa women’s tennis in final season

Matt McGowan, Sports Reporter September 6, 2022

Samantha Mannix has always had plenty of competition. Growing up, Mannix often played games against her siblings. Given her competitiveness, it wasn’t a question of whether she would return for...

Iowa’s women’s tennis head coach Sasha Schmid speaks to her team before a women’s tennis meet between Iowa and Illinois inside the Hawkeyes Tennis & Recreation Complex on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Iowa women’s tennis motivated for a rebound season after spring heartbreak

Matt McGowan, Sports Reporter September 5, 2022

Iowa women’s tennis coach Sasha Schmid is all too familiar with a one-point difference. Having played at Iowa from 1992-96, Schmid has felt both the elation and frustration of a 4-3 decision. After...

Iowa’s Marisa Schmidt eyes the ball during a women’s tennis match between Iowa and Michigan State at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. The Hawkeyes defeated the Spartans, 4- 3.

Photos: 2022 Big Ten Women’s Tennis Tournament: Iowa vs. Michigan State

Isabella Cervantes, Photojournalist April 28, 2022

The 12th-seeded Iowa women’s tennis team defeated Michigan State, 4-3, in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex on Wednesday.  To begin the match,...

Iowa’s Marisa Schmidt serves the ball during a tennis match between Iowa and Drake at Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex in Iowa City on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. Schmidt defeated Drake’s Ines Stephani. Iowa beat Drake, 6-1.

Iowa women’s tennis defeats Rutgers, snaps 13-match losing streak

Chase Szewc, Sports Reporter April 10, 2022

Iowa women’s tennis snapped a 13-match losing streak on Sunday afternoon, defeating Rutgers in New Jersey, 4-1. Iowa collected the doubles point for the first time in 11 duals at the Rutgers Tennis...

Iowa’s women’s tennis head coach Sasha Schmid speaks to her team before a women’s tennis meet between Iowa and Illinois inside the Hawkeyes Tennis & Recreation Complex on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Iowa women’s tennis to travel to Maryland for conference matchup

Chase Szewc, Sports Reporter April 7, 2022

Iowa women’s tennis will travel to College Park, Maryland, on Friday to face the 13-4 Terrapins. The dual will begin at 4:30 p.m. Maryland has yet to lose at home this season, boasting a perfect...

Iowa’s Marisa Schmidt hits a ball during a women’s tennis match between Iowa and No. 37 Northwestern at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex on Sunday, April 3, 2022. Schmidt lost her singles match, 2-1. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes, 6-1.

Iowa women’s tennis falls to No. 37 Northwestern for 12th straight loss

Chase Szewc, Sports Reporter April 3, 2022

Iowa women’s tennis lost its home match against No. 37 Northwestern, 6-1, on Sunday afternoon.  The Hawkeyes fell short in the doubles point for the 10th straight match. Northwestern’s Clarissa...

Iowa’s Michelle Bacalla and Samantha Gillas sit after losing their doubles match  during a women’s tennis meet between Iowa and Illinois at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Photos: Iowa women’s tennis vs. Illinois

Braden Ernst, Photojournalist April 2, 2022

Illinois defeated Iowa women's tennis at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Center on Friday. The Illini defeated the Hawkeyes, 4-2. To start, Illinois defeated Iowa 2-0 in doubles matches. Illinois’...

Iowa wrestling head coach Tom Brands watches a during Iowas dual meet against Iowa State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

Iowa athletics announces contract extensions for nine coaches

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor July 26, 2021

Iowa athletics extended nine Hawkeye head coaches, the department announced Monday. A number of assistant coaches in several sports also received contract extensions. “It is with great pleasure...

Iowa’s Alexa Noel goes low to return a ball during a womens tennis meet at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Hoosiers with a score of 4-3.

Noel to return to Iowa for her second season of college tennis

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter July 12, 2021

Alexa Noel had no plans to play college tennis two years ago. After graduating from high school in 2020, Noel was set to start her professional career before COVID-19 changed her plans. Now, she...

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