The Hawkeye duo of Will Davies (pictured) and Oliver Okonkwo took advantage of their doubles wildcard and advanced to the quarterfinals. After winning a close first set 7-5, Davies and Okonkwo pulled away to defeat Juan Aguilar and Hady Habib. They will take on Jack Findel-Hawkins and Mark Whitehouse who defeated the No.2 seeds on Tuesday.
In other doubles action, fellow Iowa tennis players Karem Alaff and Nikita Snezhko took on Aziz Douglaz and Axel Geller. After a strong start, Alaff and Snezhko fell short. In the remaining doubles matches of the day, a pair of American teams advanced. Sekou Bangoura and Alex Rybakov won their match, as well as Alec Adamson and Jacob Dunbar.
Wednesday’s schedule also featured eight singles matches, headlined by Iowa’s Kareem Allaf. While he put up a strong fight, he ultimately fell short losing in straight sets to Mark Whitehouse, 6-3, 6-4. Another player suffering a tough singles defeat was Iowa native Alexander Brown. He dropped his match to Gianni Ross 7-6, 6-3.
In other singles matches, six American players earned their way to the second round of the singles main draw. These players include Errol Smith, Evan Zhu, Sumit Sarkar, Preston Touliatos, John McNally and Sekou Bangoura. The final players to advance to the round of sixteen in singles include Hady Habib, Joshua Peck, Ricardo Rodriguez, and Alejandro Gonzalez.