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USTA Heart of America

2019 Award Winners

October 3, 2019

USTA Heart of America is pleased to announce our 2019 Heart of America Award Winners. These winners will be honored at the USTA Heart of America Annual Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner on Wednesday, November 13 at the Indian Hills Country Club on 6847 Tomahawk Rd in Mission Hills, Kansas. 


Click here to register for tickets to the event.


Find out more information about the 2019 Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner. 


Congratulations to all of our 2019 winners: 


Junior Outstanding Sportsmanship

    Girls 12 — Mithila Dixit

    Girls 14 — Sarena Biria

    Girls 16 — Bryson Langford

    Girls 18 — Colby Kelley

    Boys 12 — Hudson Baillie

    Boys 14 — Buzz Stevens

    Boys 16 — Graham Faris

    Boys 18 — Rudra Dixit


Stephanie Waterman Junior Sportsmanship

Male — Sean Nguyen

Female — Summerlyn Voracheck


Facility of the Year — Blue Hills Country Club



Member Organization — Overland Park Racquet Club


Family of the Year — Holsinger Family


Junior Player of the Year

Male — Humza Noor

Female — Kinley VanPelt


Adult Player of the Year

Male — Thiago Santos

Female — Thresa Lampe


Outstanding Junior Tournament — USTA Boys Level 1 Tournament - 11/18


Outstanding Adult/Senior Tournament — USTA HOA 65s Invitational


High School Coach — Andy Gibbs


Media Excellence — WDAF-TV


Outstanding Contributor to USTA Tennis Youth Programs — Katie Miller


Outstanding Contributor to Youth High Performance Program — Lluis Altimires


Outstanding Contributor to USTA League Tennis —Jackie Gehrke


Outstanding Official — Nathan Turtledove


Recreational Player of the Year

Male — Jason Diehl

Female — Kathy Bazzell


Emerging Junior Player of the Year — Summerlyn Vorachek


Distinguished Service — Marianne McGrath


Shawna Froeschl Adult Sportsmanship

Brandon Cusick

Andrew Cusick

Jody Holsinger


Volunteer of the Year — Efren Mojica


Event of the Year — WTT National Qualifier in July


Community Service Excellence — Lob & Learn


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