Kansas State Takes Third In Tennis on Campus Section Championship
Kansas State University’s Tennis on Campus team left their mark at the 2020 Section Championships on March 7-8 in Des Moines, Iowa. The team landed in third place, qualifying them for the national tournament (this event has since been suspended due to COVID-19 concerns). The team was also able to compete at the national level in 2019.
In preparation for the section tournament, the K-State team had to face the hurdles that came with practicing during colder months.
“Finding courts to practice on during the winter was a bit of a challenge,” said Tommy Hunter, a two-year member of the team. “We did our best to practice when courts were available so that we were prepared for sectionals.”
K-State competed against 14 other universities to secure their spot as one of the top teams.
“We knew we could do well if we gave it our all,” Hunter said. “The moment that stood out the most was when our mixed doubles team won the match to guarantee our trip to nationals. That was an extremely exciting moment for our team.”
Despite the trials they’ve faced throughout this season, Hunter says he and his teammates are grateful for the experiences they’ve had while representing K-State through Tennis on Campus.
“The best part is being able to step away from academics and have some fun playing a sport that we love,” Hunter said.
35,000 students from over 600 participating campuses across the nation are involved in Tennis on Campus. The program helps young adults stay connected to the sport and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle throughout their collegiate journey.