For Release: (Immediately: Nov. 8, 2012)
Springfield, Mo. – The Evangel University women’s tennis team received a commitment from Hillcrest High School product Breanna Feemster to join the Crusaders program for the 2013-14 school year.
The senior from Hillcrest has consistently been of the area’s top women’s tennis players. She was the Hornets top varsity player as a freshman and advanced to the state championship round in each of her last three seasons as a singles player. Last month, Feemster advanced to the state semifinals in Class 2. She was a state quarterfinalist in Class 1 as a junior and made it to the Class 1 semifinals as a sophomore.
“The EU tennis players and I are very excited to bring Breanna on board next school year,” said Evangel head coach Debbie De Almeida. “Breanna exemplifies what we are looking for in a player and student at Evangel. She has a heart for God, is one of the top graduating seniors in her class at Hillcrest High School and has outstanding tennis ability. She will be a very good addition and will help us to continue to build depth across the board on our roster.”
Feemster will formally sign with Evangel in a ceremony at Hillcrest High School in the next several weeks on a date to be determined later.
Last year, Evangel’s tennis team finished 13-4 and was edged in the regional finals. This Fall, sophomore Amy Grossklag finished fourth nationally at the ITA-NAIA national championship tournament and the doubles team of Grossklag and Jenna Elliott won the consolation bracket at the national tournament. Their team schedule starts next semester.
For additional information, contact:
Kevin Kennedy, Evangel University Athletics, (417) 865-2815, ext. 7260