|The Ames High School Boys Tennis Team had a great 2019 Tennis Season. The boys finished 2nd in the CIML Central Division and hosted a District Tennis Tournament as the final event at the Ames High School Tennis Courts. An exciting and long day ended with the Little Cyclones tying #3 CR Washington in team points but ultimately winning the title because of a 3rd place finish in doubles by Ames being the tiebreaker. The boys won their 2nd straight District Title and qualified for their 3rd straight Team State Tournament. After a full day of tennis Ames defeated Dowling Catholic 5-2 in the Substate Final Qualifying for State and ultimately losing to Ankeny Centennial 5-4 in the State Quarterfinals.
Individually, the Little Cyclones had two players qualify for the Individual State Tennis Tournament in Cedar Rapids. Timmy Ellis and Nate Withers won the District Title in Doubles and went on to place 4th in Doubles at State. Timmy Ellis was the 2018 State Champion in Singles and Player of the Year, qualified for his 4th State Tournament, was named to the Elite All-State Boys Tennis Team in 2018 & 2019, and finished with the most wins in Ames High Boys Tennis History. Nate Withers qualified for his second State Tennis Tournament.
Timmy Ellis and Arunadee Fernando paired up to win the 2019 State Co-Ed Tennis Championship which is the second time in Ames High History a pair has won the Title.Nate Withers and Caitlyn Hanulikova also represented Ames High School at the State Co-Ed Tennis Tournament in Ankeny.
Head Coach Dustin Rhoads finished his 2nd season leading the Ames High School Little Cyclones Boys Tennis Team. Dustin helped the boys to District Titles in 2018 and 2019 and the Team State Quarterfinals in 2018 and 2019. Rhoads has a 23-7 record as Head Coach, coached 6 individual State Qualifiers, and also is the Head Coach of the Girls Tennis Team.
Ames High Baseball/Softball/Tennis Complex. 2005 24th Street, Ames, IA 50010
2019 State Qualifying Team
Dustin Rhoads – Head Coach
Tyler Wierson – Assistant Coach
Coach Dustin Rhoads