Tennis

It’s Coe day at Iowa Open

CEDAR RAPIDS — The final day of tennis Sunday at the Baird Iowa Open had a distinct Kohawk feel to it — past, present and future.

Former Linn-Mar standout and incoming Coe freshman Brady Anderson battled through 25-mile- [...]

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COMMUNITY: Tennis is a lifetime sport

Editor’s note: Randy Krejci, a retired teacher, coach and administrator in the Cedar Rapids Community School District, remains active in local sports and serves as commissioner of the Mississippi Valley Conference.

By Randy Krejci, co [...]

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Washington girls rule 2A team tennis

AMES — It took a freshman to turn the tide, but a pair of veterans brought it home. And now Cedar Rapids Washington can call itself girls’ tennis state champions for the first time since 1987.

“There’s not a lot o [...]

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City High’s Small ‘runs out of energy’ in tennis finals

AMES — There were a pair of surprising, albeit for different reasons, runner-up finishes Friday for rivals Iowa City High and Iowa City West at the Class 2A girls’ tennis state tournament at Ames High School.

City High junior E [...]

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Xavier’s Jasper ‘finds a groove,’ advances to tennis semifinals

IOWA CITY — Allison Jasper looked around and found herself right back where she was a year ago.

A year after a three-set quarterfinal singles loss in the Class 1A girls’ tennis state tournament, the Cedar Rapids Xavier junior w [...]

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City High’s Small looks to climb final rung on state tennis ladder

CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa City High junior Eve Small has dedicated herself to finishing what she started.

A three-time state singles qualifier who placed third as a freshman and second last year, Small has been dominant at No. 1 singles all [...]

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West tennis wins history-making third straight team title

ANKENY — Iowa City West boys’ tennis coach Mitch Gross huddled his guys between courts two and three to ensure they savored this moment. His players, with arms draped over shoulders, had just etched its name in Iowa prep tennis histo [...]

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Xavier seniors look back on tennis careers

CEDAR RAPIDS — As the school year comes to an end, seniors prepare to close the four-year chapter known as high school.

Final exams are taken and activities hold their banquets. Tennis is at the end of its season, with the boys [...]

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West captures state doubles again

CEDAR RAPIDS — For the second straight year, Iowa City West claimed the Class 2A state boys’ tennis doubles championship.

But this time around, the Trojans did it with a new duo.

The West doubles team of senior Kar [...]

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I.C. West makes history on first day of state tennis tournament

CEDAR RAPIDS — For the first time in the history of the Iowa high school state tennis tournament, one school will send four groups to semifinal matches to have the chance to compete for a state title.

Iowa City West has two singles p [...]

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West’s Oetting chasing biggest accomplishment yet

There’s not a lot left for Blake Oetting to accomplish on the tennis court.

The Iowa City West senior is a two-time athlete of the year in the Mississippi Valley Conference, a Class 2A doubles state champion and a leader on a two-time [...]

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Sherman comes through for Washington tennis

 
ELDRIDGE – Hannah Sherman decided it was time to get aggressive.
 
The Cedar Rapids Washington freshman, locked in a battle with Iowa City High's Innes Hicsasmaz at No. 2 singles and having already dro [...]

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Cedar Rapids Washington cruises on to state

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Washington continues to show the way in girls’ tennis.

Fresh off an undefeated Mississippi Valley Conference season, the Warriors easily dispatched both Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Iowa City West [...]

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Xavier duo headed to state

WATERLOO — With aromas of freshly opened tennis balls and the sounds of tennis sneakers sliding across the courts, the high school girls’ regional tennis meet got underway early Thursday morning.

Two regions were on deck [...]

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Kennedy’s Pedersen stays focused, composed headed into tennis regionals

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Kennedy girls’ tennis coach Erin Seely admits when it comes to motivating Jessica Pedersen, there’s not a lot the standout sophomore needs.

“Her composure is just like nothing I’ [...]

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