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Canes Travel to Iowa City to Face Iowa and Utah

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s tennis team travels to Iowa City, Iowa, for a pair of matches Friday and Saturday against Iowa and Utah, respectively, at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex.
 
Miami takes on the Hawkeyes at 4 p.m. ET on Friday before a neutral site meeting with the Utes on Saturday at noon ET.
 
Live streaming and stats for the weekend will be accessible HERE.
 
Friday’s meeting with Iowa will mark just the second in program history, with the Hawkeyes and Hurricanes facing off for the first time last season. The Hurricanes hold a 1-0 advantage in the all-time series, earning a 5-2 victory at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center on Feb. 4. Despite dropping the doubles point, UM dominated singles action, with Adria Soriano Barrera, Bojan Janulovski and Dane Dunlap picking up wins on courts 2, 3 and 4, respectively.
 
Miami’s and Utah are set to square off for the first time in 32 years, with the Canes cruising to a 6-0 victory in the lone matchup between the programs.
 
The Hurricanes, led by third-year head coach Aljosa Piric, feature a pair of nationally-ranked singles players in Soriano Barrera at No. 13 and Jankulovski at No. 58. Meanwhile, freshman Francisco Bastias has opened his dual match career a perfect 5-0 at the No. 3 position. Collectively, Miami has kicked off the 2019 campaign with a 5-2 record, the program’s best start since opening the 2008 season with an equivalent mark.
 
The Hawkeyes (5-0) are off to their best start in five seasons, claiming the doubles point in each of the duals. Iowa is led by Kareem Allaf who ranks No. 89 in singles.
 
Utah enters Saturday’s contest at 5-2, riding a three-match winning streak. The Utes do not have any ranked singles players or doubles pairs.
 
Following this week’s road trip, the Canes will take a week off before returning to the Neil Schiff Tennis Center on Feb. 22 to open ACC action against Georgia Tech at 2 p.m. Two days later, the Hurricanes will host Clemson at 10 a.m.
 
To keep up with the University of Miami men’s tennis team on social media, follow @CanesMensTennis on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.