Iowa doubles team attempts to qualify for All-American tournament

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 02, 2012 6:30 AM

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Iowa tennis doubles team Garret Dunn and Michael Swank will travel to Tulsa, Okla., to compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American Championships at the University of Tulsa.

The No. 55 duo in the country begins competition in the qualifying bracket today; the Hawkeyes must win four matches in two days in order to qualify for the main draw. A field of 32 doubles teams will compete in the single-elimination main draw beginning on Oct. 4.

Dunn and Swank have not played an official match together this year, and this will be the first competition for Swank this fall. Dunn played in two singles matches at the Penn Invitational and lost both.

Assistant coach Steve Nash stressed the importance of getting a fast start this season against top talent in the country.

“It’s good to play some tournaments with nationally ranked guys,” he said. “If you get your ranking up high in the fall, it tends to allow you to stay high all year.”

by Kevin Glueck

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