2018 Pioneer Girls' Tennis Season Preview

2018 Pioneer Girls' Tennis Season Preview

Karla Jensen is in her 24th year coaching the Pierz Girls’ Tennis program, she started the program back in 1994.  She has co-coached with my husband Mark Jensen until last season when she was assistant to Chris Dobis. Sandy Tautges will start her 1st year working with the varsity, last season she coached JV.


The Pioneers compete in Section 7A. With a record last season of 12-5 the team qualified to play in the section tournament in Virginia. The team also had a doubles team qualify.


Four  key doubles players graduated from last year’s team. Those included Brittney Boser, who played #1 doubles and played in the section, Avy Lease, Gracie Gall and Bailey Lochner.


Returning Starters:

*Becky Langer (12th) 4th year on Varsity - Singles & Doubles

*Kalyn Gritzmacher (12th) 4th year Varsity - Singles

*Anessa Leidenfrost (12th) 3rd year varsity - Singles & doubles

*Laura Skiba (12th) 2nd year Varsity - Doubles

*Katelyn Smude (11th) 3rd year - Singles & Doubles

*Abby Andrea (11th) 3rd year - Doubles

*Valerie Gall (10th) 2nd year - Singles


Other players that will be playing key roles are:

*Kami Athman (11th), *Katelyn Becker (12th), *Mariah Kirschbaum(11th) *Madi Hoheisel(11th), *Halle Zupan(10th), *Maddie Gall(10th),

*Abby Nelson(10th) *MaryBeth Tautges (10th) *Maddie Andrea(9th)