The Ames High School Girls Tennis Team had an outstanding 2019 Tennis Season. The girls finished their second straight regular season undefeated winning the CIML Conference again and qualified for Team State for a 13th straight season! The Team went on to defeat Urbandale in the State Quarterfinals 5-0, Cedar Falls in the State Semifinals 5-3, and Iowa City West in the State Championship 5-3. The victory over Iowa City West avenged their only loss of the 2018 Tennis Season in the State Championship. The 2019 State Championship is the 5th Title in Ames High Girls Tennis History.
Individually, the Little Cyclones had four players qualify for the Individual State Tennis Tournament in Bettendorf. Arunadee Fernando was the State Runner-Up in Singles, Lauren Couves placed 4th in Singles, and Caitlyn Hanulikova and Chloe Wilson placed 6th in doubles. Arunadee Fernando and Lauren Couves were named to the Elite All-State Girls Tennis Team by the Des Moines Register.
Arunadee Fernando & Timmy Ellis 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.Caitlyn Hanulikova and Nate Withers also represented Ames High School at the State Co-Ed Tennis Tournament in Ankeny.
Head Coach Dustin Rhoads finished his 4th season leading the Ames High School Little Cyclones Girls Tennis Team. Dustin has helped the Girls reach the State Quarterfinals in 2016, the State Semifinals in 2017, the State Final in 2018, and win the State Championship in 2019. Rhoads has a 55-7 record as Head Coach, coached 14 individual State Qualifiers, and was named the 2019 All-Iowa Girls Tennis Coach of the Year.
The Ames High Tennis Programs will have a new home starting in the summer of 2019!
Ames High Baseball/Softball/Tennis Complex. 2005 24th Street, Ames, IA 50010
2019 State Championship Team
Arunadee Fernando, Caitlyn Hanulikova, Lauren Couves, Chloe Wilson, Ally Roeth, Shria Chug, Angela Zheng, Christabel Forney,
Dustin Rhoads – Head Coach
Dan Ko – Assistant Coach
Coach Dustin Rhoads