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Nils Hallestrand
Nils Hallestrand

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Danderyd, Sweden

High School:
Danderyds Gymnasium

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 187

Birthdate:
07/21/1994

10/31/2014

Hagan/Patrick Capture Big Ten Doubles Crown

Hagan, Patrick go 4-0 to become first UI top-flight doubles champions since 1958

10/29/2014

Hawkeyes Set for Big Ten Singles/Doubles

Team travels to Minneapolis, Minnesota for competition

10/10/2014

Jacoby/Silverstein Make Quarterfinals Run

Jake Jacoby finds success in singles, doubles action

10/09/2014

5th seed Jacoby Grabs Big Victory

Freshman paces Iowa, advances to 3rd round of pre-qualifying

09/28/2014

Hagan Falls After Run at All-American Championships

Senior loses third round match of pre-qualifiers

02/11/2014

Iowa faces UMKC at the Hawkeye Recreation and Tennis Center

Iowa faces UMKC at the Hawkeye Recreation and Tennis Center

02/01/2014

The Iowa Hawkeyes face the Illinois State Redbirds in a Dual Meet

The Iowa Hawkeyes face the Illinois State Redbirds in a Dual Meet

Spring 2014 -- Compiled a 5-2 singles record... posted a 5-1 doubles record... won his first dual victory against Dylan Steffens of Illinois State, 6-5 (7-3), 6-5 (7-4) at the No. 6 slot... opened the season winning four consecutive matches... recorded his first career Big Ten win in doubles action, defeating Zade/Davis, 8-6, at No. 3 doubles, with Chase Tomlins... letterwinner.

Fall 2013 -- Posted a 4-5 record in singles play . . . finished the fall with a 5-5 record in doubles play . . . recorded first collegiate victory in his first match of the year against Rob Torsch of Xavier at the Purdue Invitational . . . posted back-to-back victories at the Purdue Invitational . . . won consecutive doubles matches at the Purdue Invitational with teammate Chase Tomlins . . . won the flight C consolation doubles title with teammate Michael Swank at the Wake Forest Invitational.

High School -- Represented the 2013 national runner-up club team for outdoors . . . finished in the top 16 of the 2013 U21 indoors nationals . . . 2008 boys 14 national doubles champion, ranked as high as #2 nationally in that year . . . winner of Stockholm's Tennis Association's sportsmanship award in 2009 . . . numerous singles and doubles Stockholm regionals titles.

Personal -- Born on July 21, 1994 . . . son of Frans and Birgitta Hallestrand . . . two brothers (Teodor and Elias) and one sister (Ella) . . . finance major.

What has been your biggest tennis moment so far in your career?
"Winning nationals in doubles. That feeling of winning was just unbeatable. Also, when we beat Minnesota the spring of 2014. I was obviously thrilled about the win myself, but also so happy for the older guys and the program itself."

What are your plans following graduation?
"My plans are to either get an MBA back home or start working. If that will be in Sweden or in the U.S., I'm not sure, I'll see what feels right."

Season (Singles) #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
2013-14 -- -- -- -- 2-0 3-2 0-1 5-2 4-5 9-7 .563
Career -- -- -- -- 2-0 3-2 0-1 5-2 4-5 9-7 .563
Season (Doubles) #1 #2 #3 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
2013-14 -- -- 5-1 1-0 5-1 5-5 10-6 .625
Career -- -- 5-1 1-0 5-1 5-5 10-6 .625

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