Six Bluejays feted by KCAC coaches

Six members of the Tabor College tennis teams have received All-KCAC recognition from conference coaches as announced last week.

Women—Four Bluejays received recognition from conferences coaches.

Junior Jessica Emoto was a unanimous first-team selection and was named Most Valuable Player for the second-consecutive year.

In singles play, Emoto swept her KCAC opponents with a 9-0 record, 20-3 overall. She was 7-2, 10-4 in doubles.

Three Bluejays received honorable mention honors: senior Kiana Fujioka (singles 6-3, 7-4; doubles 7-2, 10-3); junior Heidi Klaassen, a second-team pick last year (singles 7-2, 8-6; doubles 6-3, 6-4); and sophomore Naima Mexsen (singles 4-5, 7-12; doubles 6-3, 9-5).

Fujioka received the Sportsmanship Award.

The Bluejay women finished third in the KCAC regular season standings with a 6-2 record, 9-5 overall and were one of four teams to qualify for the KCAC tournament.

Tabor lost to Southwestern, 5-4, in the tournament semifinals to conclude the season.

Men—Two Bluejays have received all-conference honors.

Junior Illia Filanchuk was a unanimous first-team selection. He was a second-team pick a year ago.

Filanchuk concluded the season with a 7-1 KCAC record in singles, 19-3 overall. He was 6-2, 12-5 in doubles competition.

Sophomore Angel Miguel (singles 5-3, 10-5; doubles 5-3, 7-9) received honorable mention recognition.

The Bluejay men finished sixth in the KCAC with a 3-5 record, 4-11 overall and did not qualify for the conference tournament.