Women's Tennis

Recently the University of Dubuque women’s tennis squad has won more dual meets than previous years combined. It's a perfect time to become part of a program establishing a competitive and fun atmosphere for players of all levels. The team members must have a passion for tennis and want to grow and develope better skills while playing approximately 20 matches per year as they travel around the Midwest. Trips have included Florida and Washington, D.C. over spring break. If you're looking for a place to learn and grow your skills both on and off the court, then University of Dubuque is what you're looking for. 

Six recently completed outdoor courts resurfaced in 2017 and 2018 and four indoor multi-purpose courts allow the Spartans to practice and compete in any weather conditions.


Palacios-Quinonez Named A-R-C Honorable Mention

Oct 31, 2018

The American Rivers Conference announced the all-conference teams for the 2018 women’s tennis season on Wednesday with Ashley Palacios-Quinonez being selected as honorable mention.

American Rivers Conference Singles and Doubles Tournament

Oct 13, 2018

The Spartans doubles team of Naomi Amani/Madeline Parker would finish fourth in B doubles competition at the 2018 American Rivers Conference singles and doubles tournament.

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Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
Naomi Amani Senior Minneapolis, Minn.
Kaitlynn Green Freshman Clinton, Iowa
Patient Jabbah 5-3 Freshman Rock Island, Ill.
Kyra Jernigan Sophomore Carmel by the Sea, Calif.
Ashley Palacios-Quinonez 5-1 Junior Las Vegas, Nev.
Madeline Parker Senior Camanche, Iowa
Megan Ranney 5-4 Senior Waterloo, Wis.
Hailey Wang 5-4 Junior Elkhorn, Wis.

2018-19 Schedule

Sept. 1

Milikin Tournament
at Milikin
vs. Central College

Decatur, IL

W, 6-3
L, 3-6

Sept. 5

vs. Knox College

Dubuque, IA

W, 8-1

Sept. 8

vs. Coe College

Dubuque, IA

L, 0-9

Sept. 11

vs. Luther College

Dubuque, IA

L, 1-8

Sept. 20

vs. St. Ambrose University

Dubuque, IA

W, 5-4

Sept. 22

vs. Upper Iowa University

Dubuque, IA

L, 2-5

Sept. 29

at Central College

Pella, IA

L, 1-8

Sept. 29

at Simpson College

Indianola, IA

L, 4-5

Oct. 3

at Loras College

Dubuque, IA

L, 2-7

Oct. 6

at Nebraska Wesleyan Univ.

Lincoln, NE

W, 5-4

Oct. 7

at Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA

W, 8-1

Oct. 9

vs. Wartburg College

Dubuque, IA

L, 1-8

Oct. 12-13

IIAC Individual Tourney




Hosted by Simpson College

Ankeny, IA


Mar. 18

Crown College

Dubuque, IA

2 p.m.

Apr. 13

at Western Illinois Univ.

Peoria, IL

2:30 p.m.

Apr. 14

at Augustana College

Rock Island, IL

9 a.m.

Apr. 14

at Grinnell College

Rock Island, IL

12 p.m.

Apr. 26

IIAC Team Tournament

at #1 seed


Apr. 27

IIAC Team Tournament

at #1 seed


Dishon Deering
Dishon Deering
Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach
Adjunct Professor of Communication

MAC, University of Dubuque
BA, University of Dubuque

Office Phone: 563.589.3706
E-mail: DDeering@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 220 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to Open

Deering was a four-year letterwinner for the University of Dubuque in men's tennis and filled in for Head Coach Claudio Giraldi (military obligations) in the fall of 2015.

Under Deering's watch, the women's tennis team place seventh in the Iowa Conference and saw two players, sophomore Arantxa Martinez and freshman Marissa Joers, earn All-IIAC singles and doubles recognition, respectively. Martinez placed runner-up in IIAC Flight A Singles Championship and Joers won Flight C Singles Championship.

He was Academic All-Iowa Conference for three years and graduated cum laude in criminal justice in 2014 with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and was active in community service while at UD. He was a member of the NCAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at UD and was selected to be part of a regional SAAC Leadership Workshop.

Deering was a varsity student-athlete who competed in every singles position, one through six, throughout his career as a Spartan. He is a native of Winter Springs, Fla. where he was a three-year letterwinner at Winter Springs High School and was a district runner-up.


Esther Zelaya
Esther Zelaya
Graduate Assistant - Men's and Women's Tennis

Office Phone: 563.589.3706
E-mail: EZelaya@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 220 Mercer-Birmingham

Nikolay Gospodinov
Nikolay Gospodinov
Volunteer Assistant Tennis Coach

E-mail: NGospodinov@dbq.edu 

Past Seasons

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2017-18 Record Book