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. The Spartans have over 20 Academic All-Iowa Conference selections in its history.

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

News

2017 IIAC Women's Tennis Tournament Oct. 13-14

Oct 12, 2017

The 2017 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Individual Flighted Singles (A,B,C) and Doubles (A,B) Tournament will take place Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14 at Byrnes Park Tennis Center in Waterloo, Iowa. Play will begin at 9:00 a.m. on both days.

Busy Week for Women's Tennis

Oct 3, 2017

The University of Dubuque women's tennis team lost a hard fought battle on Tuesday, Oct. 3 to the Wartburg College Knights 4-5. The Spartans were coming off a 8-1 victory on Monday, Oct. 2 over St. Ambrose University in a busy start to the month of October on the court.

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Upcoming Events

Women's Tennis

Sep 1, 2018 | 9:00 AM — 5:00 PM | Decatur, Ill.

at Millikin Tournament

Women's Tennis

Sep 5, 2018 | 3:30 PM — 6:00 PM | Dubuque, Iowa

vs Knox College

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Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
Naomi Amani 5-7 Junior Minneapolis, Minn.
Kyra Jernigan Freshman Carmel by the Sea, Calif.
Ashley Palacios-Quinonez 5-1 Sophomore Las Vegas, Nev.
Madeline Parker Junior Camanche, Iowa
Megan Ranney 5-4 Junior Waterloo, Wis.
Hailey Wang 5-4 Sophomore Elkhorn, Wis.

2018-19 Schedule

Sept. 1

at Milikin Tournament

Decatur, IL

All day

Sept. 5

vs. Knox College

Dubuque, IA

3:30 p.m.

Sept. 8

vs. Coe College

Dubuque, IA

TBA

Sept. 11

vs. Luther College

Dubuque, IA

4 p.m.

Sept. 15

vs. Upper Iowa University

Dubuque, IA

3:30 p.m.

Sept. 20

vs. St. Ambrose University

Dubuque, IA

3:30 p.m.

Sept. 21

at ITA Midwest Regional Hosted by Gustavus Adolphus College

 

 

 

Brown Outdoor Courts

St. Peter, MN

All day

Sept. 22

at ITA Midwest Regional Hosted by Gustavus Adolphus College

 

 

 

Brown Outdoor Courts

St. Peter, MN

All day

Sept. 29

at Central College

Pella, IA

9 a.m.

Sept. 29

at Simpson College

Indianola, IA

12 p.m.

Oct. 3

at Loras College

Dubuque, IA

3:30 p.m.

Oct. 6

Nebraska Wesleyan Univ.

Lincoln, NE

9 a.m.

Oct. 7

at Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA

10 a.m.

Oct. 9

vs. Wartburg College

Dubuque, IA

4 p.m.

Oct. 12

IIAC Individual Tourney

 

 

 

Hosted by Simpson College

Ankeny, IA

All day

Oct. 13

IIAC Individual Tourney

 

 

 

Hosted by Simpson College

Ankeny, IA

All day

Apr. 26

IIAC Team Tournament

at #1 seed

TBA

Apr. 27

IIAC Team Tournament

at #1 seed

TBA

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.

 



Nikolay Gospodinov
Nikolay Gospodinov
Volunteer Assistant Tennis Coach

E-mail: NGospodinov@dbq.edu 

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