Sports, Tennis

Record number of Knights named All-IIAC tennis

Kayla Kuethe is the first Wartburg women's tennis freshman to receive all-conference distinction since 2007.
Kayla Kuethe is the first Wartburg women’s tennis freshman to receive all-conference distinction since 2007.

 

Three Wartburg women’s tennis players have been named all-conference, a record number for the program.

Kayla Kuethe became the first Knight to receive All-IIAC honors since Molly Eslick in 2007. Kuethe was joined on the singles team by junior Katherine Ross and on the doubles team by junior Melissa Davis, who each received their second honor.

Kuethe was 6-1 at the No. 2 singles spot in conference play while Ross was 3-3 at No. 1.

Kuethe and Davis, who was on the all-conference singles team last year, were 5-2 at No. 1 doubles against IIAC competition.

Wartburg finished the fall season 7-3 and third in the IIAC with a 5-2 mark.

Kuethe was upset in the round of 32 at the individual conference tournament, while Ross went down in the round of 16. Kuethe and Davis won their quarterfinal doubles match before losing in the semifinals and taking fourth.

Coe freshman Haley Resnick was named the Iowa Conference MVP. Her coach, Kris Tiedt, received coach of the year distinction after the Kohawks finished the fall 11-0 and won their fourth straight IIAC regular season title. The team tournament will take place in May.

All-Conference Singles

Angie Allgood (Jr., Central), Laura Birky (Jr., Coe), Jordan Ferree (Sr., Coe), Haley Resnick (Fr., Coe), Amy Sebastian (Jr., Coe), Arantxa Martinez (Fr., Dubuque), Elizbeth Dickhut (Sr., Loras), Adriana DePaolis (Sr., Luther), Olivia Heitz (Jr., Luther), Maggie Helms (Jr., Luther), Kayla Kuethe (Fr., Wartburg), Katherine Ross (Jr., Wartburg)

All-Conference Doubles

Angie Allgood (Jr., Central), Megan Davis (Jr., Central), Laura Birky (Jr., Coe), Jordan Ferree (Sr., Coe), Sarah Lasecki (So., Coe), Haley Resnick (Fr., Coe), Elizabeth Dickhut (Sr., Loras), Olivia Heitz (Jr., Luther), Maggie Helms (Jr., Luther), Jenna Myers (Jr., Luther), Melissa Davis (Jr., Wartburg), Kayla Kuethe (Fr., Wartburg)

Honorable Mention

Tamara Washington (Jr., Coe), Diannah Watson (Jr., Coe), Jessica Dickhut (So., Loras), Jackie Cychosz (Fr., Luther), Hailey Johnson (Jr., Luther), Lauren Welch (So., Luther)

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