Dear Supporters of Thunderbird Tennis
How time flies! Can you believe we are starting our 3rd season of competition in the NWAC? Last year we proudly finished second in the NWAC and EVERY graduating sophomore was recruited to play on at a 4-year program.
Assistant Coach Makoa Rosa and I are fully committed to continuing to provide an exceptional experience for TBird student-athletes. Our focus remains maintaining a balance between academics, athletics and community stewardship. But we need your help.
Our teams rely on private donations to aid in the success of our student-athletes. Your generous contributions help fund things like travel costs, uniforms and equipment. T-Birds measure victories not only in championships but also in our high retention, graduation and successful transfer rates.
We had several highlights this past year including traveling to California to play (and beat) some of the top JC teams in the nation. Additionally, we had the opportunity to partner with the Boeing Employee Tennis Center in hosting a fantastic 2-day tennis camp for tennis athletes with special needs.
I am excited to announce the 2018-19 TBird Tennis Roster!
Sophomores: Miriam Cabrera (Lincoln HS) / Danielle Mendoza (Kentwood HS)
Freshmen: Angie Andreotti (Auburn Mountainview HS) / Lexi Maison (West Valley HS) / Mikyla Olsen (Enumclaw HS) / Kaylin Phan (Mt. Tahoma HS) / Nikelle Price (Skyline HS)
Please consider making a donation today to T-Bird Tennis. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization and your donation is tax deductible.
Go TBirds! Laura Rosa, Head Coach, Highline College Tennis, Assistant Athletic Director
Donate by Mail to: Highline College Athletics / Attn: Laura Rosa / P.O. Box 98000, MS 15-1 / Des Moines WA 98198-9800
(make out check to Highline College Foundation and write Highline Tennis on the memo line)
Donate Online: Visit the Highline Athletics Donations page. Follow the “How to Donate” instructions, making sure you type “Tennis” in the comments section. Thank you!
The team in the Pavilion taking in some Highline Basketball.
2018/19 Tennis Season
Sophomores Miriam Cabrera and Danielle Mendoza return to lead the 2018/19 Highline Women’s Tennis team while five freshman have been added to replace those moving on, including standout sophomores Amila Gogalija, Celeste Andreotti, and Samantha McElwain. Head Coach Laura Rosa will challenge the freshmen to get up to the college game, with the Thunderbirds having a challenging upcoming schedule, including a trip to California in late March 2019 that includes three matches in four days.
The Highline Women’s Tennis team got its season started on Oct. 20 at the Fall Jamboree in Wenatchee. Head Coach Rosa’s report on the trip:
“T-Bird Tennis traveled to Wenatchee this weekend for the NWAC Fall Jamboree. Singles were divided into 2 flights, in Flight “A” both Miriam Cabrera and Lexi Maison made it to the semis, Lexi advanced to the final only to lose a close match to the 2018 NWAC singles champion. Flight “B” was dominated by the T-Birds as all 4 semi-finalists were from Highline. Danielle Mendoza, Mikyla Olsen, Angie Andreotti and Kaylin Phan all played for the title, when the dust settled Mikyla Olsen was the Flight “B” Champion. Biggest upset of the day was in Doubles, sophomore Miriam Cabrera and freshman Lexi Maison knocked off a powerhouse team from Bellevue 9-8 to walk away as the Double Champions.”
Practice Makes Perfect
Images from an October practice session
Highline College Women’s Tennis Team 2018/19
(Left to Right)