Women’s Tennis serves up one of the best seasons ever
The Women’s Tennis Team completed the 2012-13 season with a number of firsts, winning streaks and high rankings, making it one of the best in school history.
The Lady Jets made their first win of the season a memorable one by defeating Rockhurst University for the first time in school history. They then won their next three matches 9-0 en route to a
seven-match winning streak.
“It was a great season,” said Head Women’s Tennis Coach Shella Augspurger. “A lot of the girls improved and were really solid.”
Junior Kirstie Symon was ranked as high as No. 18 for singles for the South Central Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. She and sophomore Lisa Pleskan were both named to the 2012-13 Women’s Tennis All-Conference Team. Pleskan had the most No. 2 singles wins in the Heartland Conference. Both Symon and Pleskan also had tremendous success with their respective doubles partners.
The team finished the season with a 17-6 record and was ranked No. 10 for the South Central Region in two consecutive polls.
“Our South Central Region is one of the top three in the country, so for us, I think it’s a wonderful thing,” Augspurger said.
She added that she anticipates even more success next year.
“There’s going to be a lot of competition between the girls for the spots,” she said. “They’re all really good. I think we’re going to be really strong at the bottom of the lineup, and that’s where you win matches. I’m looking forward to it.”Tags: Kirstie Symon, Lisa Pleskan, Newman, Shella Augspurger, Womans Tennis