NCAA Womens Tennis

Women’s Tennis Travels West for Road Matches Against Iowa, Nebraska

Women's Tennis Travels West for Road Matches Against Iowa, Nebraska

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Illinois will play its first conference road matches of the season as the Fighting Illini prepare to face off against Iowa and Nebraska away from home. Illinois will take on the Hawkeyes at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex on Friday at 5 p.m. before squaring off with Nebraska at the Dillon Tennis Center in Lincoln on Sunday at 11 a.m.

The Hawkeyes also began their 2024 conference schedule with two wins, which came on the road against Indiana and Nebraska. After starting the season 1-5, Iowa has righted the ship with wins in six of its last seven matches and holds a 7-6 record. Friday’s hosts are 3-1 in home matches this season, with the lone loss coming against Oregon on Feb. 23.

Starting the 2024 campaign with a 9-1 record, Nebraska has dropped three straight and now sits at 9-4 on the season. The Cornhuskers began their Big Ten slate with two losses, which included defeats against Maryland and Iowa. Sunday’s home team is 8-4 in matches played in Lincoln this season, and the Cornhuskers are coming off a 4-1 loss to Baylor. 


In their first weekend of Big Ten play, the Illini secured wins over Maryland (4-1) and Rutgers (4-2) at the Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana. Illinois won the doubles point in both matches before Megan Heuser clinched the match against the Terrapins and Kasia Treiber secured the victory over the Scarlet Knights.

Treiber and her doubles partner, McKenna Schaefbauer, went 2-0 as a duo last weekend, while Alice Xu took care of business and went 2-0 while playing at No. 6 in both contests.


Illinois is 34-27 all-time against Iowa, with the Illini taking the most recent match between the programs in the Big Ten Tournament last season. The Illini secured a victory in their last trip to Iowa City, though, which came in 2022.

The Illini are an even 7-7 against the Cornhuskers, while each of the last two meetings between the sides went the distance. Nebraska took the 4-3 win in Urbana last season, though Illinois emerged victorious in 2022’s contest in Lincoln.


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