While heat forced play indoors at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex each of the last two days, a beautiful sunny morning allowed for the Old Capitol Tennis Championships doubles final to take place outdoors. This highly anticipated match-up featured the No. 1 seeded team of Lloyd Glasspool and Alejandro Gonzalez taking on the un-seeded team of Jack Findel-Hawkins and Mark Whitehouse. From the outset, Lloyd and Alejandro dominated the match, winning 6-2, 6-1 to take home the title. With the win, Glasspool secured a second championship in Iowa City in as many years as he was the inaugural singles champion.
After the conclusion of the doubles championship, rising temperatures forced the singles semifinal matches to be played indoors. The first semi featured the 2019 Big 12’s Co-Player of the year, Alex Rybakov, against former All-ACC First Team player, Aziz Dougaz. Dougaz, who came into the match as the No. 5 seed, fell short in the hotly contested match up, allowing Alex Rybakov, the highest remaining seeded player, to advance to the championship round with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory.
The last match of the day featured two promising tennis players as the No. 4 seed, John McNally (pictured, file photo), took on No. 6 seed, Axel Geller. After McNally cruised through the first set, winning 6-2, Geller seized momentum with his aggressive baseline play to earn the second set 7-6. With the match tied at one set all, McNally proved to be the better player as he earned early service breaks in the third set and pulled away to advance to the finals.