Tornado prepared to start 2016-17 campaign

Tornado prepared to start 2016-17 campaign

GENERAL INFORMATION

Name – King University
City/Zip – Bristol, TN 37620
Enrollment – Approximately 2,900
Nickname – Tornado
Athletic Colors – Navy & Scarlet
School Colors – Blue & Gold
Home Court – King Tennis Courts/Bristol Racquet & Fitness Club
Affiliation – NCAA Division II
Conference – Conference Carolinas
President – Mr. Alexander Whitaker
Athletic Director – David Hicks
Athletic Department Phone – (423) 652-4849
Athletic Department Fax – (423) 652-6041
Head Athletic Trainer – Shelia Crockett
Website – www.KingTornado.com

WOMEN'S TENNIS NCAA HISTORY

First Year of NCAA Membership – 2011
Overall NCAA Record – 21-80
Overall Conference Record
– 8-43
Highest Conference Carolinas Finish (number of times, last) – 7th (2, 2016)

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach, seasonMaria Ilina, 3rd season
Women's Tennis Office Phone – (423) 652-4868

TEAM INFORMATION

Conference Carolinas Finish Last Year – 7th
Starters Returning / Lost – 6 / 1
Letterwinners Returning / Lost
– 6 / 2

TOP RETURNING TENNIS PLAYERS

Ashley Salazar (went 9-16 in singles play and 6-16 in doubles)
Katya Cerny (Conference Carolinas Player of the Week on March 14, played primarily with partner Ashley Salazar going 4-4 in doubles, went 6-12 in singles)
Alyssa Salazar (Conference Carolinas Player of the Week on March 29, posted a singles record of 11-11)
Marianne Hull (Posted a singles record of 8-16 while going 10-16 in doubles play)
Haley Maloney (Went 4-5 in Conference Carolinas matches, primarily paired with Hull in doubles play going 7-7)
Catherine Vezey (Played last in the season, going 1-6 in doubles play)

NEWCOMERS

Emily Smith, Weber, Va. (Gate City HS)

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

- King opens their schedule on September 16-18 at the Palmetto Tennis Center Invitational in Sumter, S.C.
- The Tornado play their first dual match of the season on September 24 when they host Tusculum College.
- The Conference Carolinas Tournament is scheduled for April 21-23 in Sumter, S.C.

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

Director of Athletic Communications – Travis Chell, tlchell@king.edu
Athletic Communications Office Phone – (423) 652-6368
Chell Cell Phone – (715) 431-0253
Athletic Communications Fax – (423) 652-6041
Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant – Ryan Whitt, sportsinfo@king.edu
Athletic Communications Mailing Address – 1350 King College Rd., Bristol, TN 37620