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.

News

Women's Tennis Suffer Loss to Norse

Sep 11, 2018

The women's tennis team dropped an American Rivers Conference match-up on Tuesday afternoon by a 1-8 margin to the Luther College Norse at Frank Farber Tennis Courts.

Women's Tennis Downed by Kohawks

Sep 8, 2018

The University of Dubuque women's tennis team dropped their opening match of American Rivers Conference action on Saturday morning, 0-9.

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Upcoming Events

Women's Tennis

Sep 20, 2018 | 3:30 PM — 5:00 PM | Dubuque, Iowa

vs. St. Ambrose

Women's Tennis

Sep 29, 2018 | 9:00 AM — 8:00 PM | Pella/Indianola, Iowa

at Central College (9 a.m.) at Simpson College (12 p.m.)

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Become a Spartan!

If you're interested in playing women's tennis at the University of Dubuque, complete the prospect form, and a coach will be in touch.

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

4 p.m.

Sept. 20

vs. St. Ambrose University

Dubuque, IA

3:30 p.m.

Sept. 22

vs. Upper Iowa University

Dubuque, IA

3:30 p.m.

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

at 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

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

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.

 



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 

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2017-18 Record Book