Three TC tennis athletes honored

Three Tabor College tennis athletes have received recognition on their respective 2016 All-KCAC teams as announced by conference coaches.

Women—Jessica Emoto was a unanimous first-team selection. The sophomore from Gresham, Ore., went 15-1 this spring as Tabor’s No. 1 singles player. She was 9-0 in KCAC play.

A 2015 first-team pick, Emoto was a unanimous selection for KCAC Most Valuable Player and also earned honors as the Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Emoto, and doubles partner Heidi Klaassen, a second-team selection this year, went 11-4 in No. 1 doubles, 8-1 in the KCAC. Emoto picked up an additional doubles win with Mandi Hiett to post a doubles record of 12-4.

Klaassen, a sophomore from Arkansas City, earned the Sportsmanship Award. She went 12-3 in No. 3 singles, 6-2 in KCAC play. The Tabor women ended their season with a KCAC record of 4-4 to finish fifth, narrowly missing qualifying for the conference tournament.

Tabor went 11-6 overall this season.

Men—Illia Filanchuk, Tabor’s No. 1 singles player, was named to the All-KCAC second team. The sophomore from Kiev, Ukraine, was a unanimous selection for Newcomer of the Year. He posted a 5-3 KCAC record in singles, 11-5 overall.In doubles with partner Angel Miguel, the pair went 6-2, 11-5. Junior Harry Faber earned the Sportsmanship Award. The Tabor men finished seventh in the KCAC with a 2-6 record, 5-12 overall.

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