LeTourneau 2012 Men’s Tennis Roster Name Josh Bailey Carlos Cantu Kendall Beggs Will Cazares Taylor Gregoire Sindre Johnsgaard
Ht. 6-3 5-6 5-7 5-7 5-9 6-3
Class. SO-1L JR-2L FR-FY FR-FY FR-FY FR-FY
Hometown / Previous School Kilgore, Texas / Kilgore HS Brownsville, Texas / Hanna HS Lindale, Texas / Lindale HS Harlingen, Texas / Tuluso-Midway HS Farmington, New Mexico / Piedra Vista HS Kongsberg, Norway
LeTourneau 2012 Women’s Tennis Roster Name Kayla Bonina Sarah Case Ali Goodwin Miranda Lamb April McCamey Shelby May
Ht. 5-7 6-1 5-8 5-7 5-11 5-0
Class. SO-1L SO-1L SR-1L SO-1L SR-1L SO-TR
Hometown / Previous School Carrollton, Texas / Carrollton Christian Academy Van Alstyne, Texas / North Central Texas College Fort Worth, Texas / Flower Mound Marcus HS Burkburnett, Texas / Burkburnett HS Stephenville, Texas / Dublin HS Callisburg, Texas / North Central Texas College
Peter Hantack, Head Tennis Coach Peter Hantack begins his first season as LeTourneau University’s head men’s and women’s tennis coach. Hantack comes to LeTourneau from Northwest Missouri State University, where he spent the past two seasons as the top assistant coach. During his tenure there, the Bearcats won back-to-back Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships in 2010 and 2011. “I am excited to be a Yellowjacket and look forward to my new role as the head men’s and
women’s tennis coach,” Hantack says. “The school has so much to offer and I look forward to building a strong competitive team that will compete in the American Southwest Conference.” Hantack’s experience also includes three summer sessions as the head pro at the Konsberg Tennisklubb in Konsberg, Norway. Hantack played collegiate tennis at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, an NCAA Division II program. He still holds the school record for career singles victories with 64.
Sports Information Director
Suzanne Merritt was hired as LeTourneau’s assistant tennis coach in time for the 2011-12 season. Merritt’s assistant coaching duties will extend to both the men’s and women’s tennis teams. Merritt brings a wealth of talent and expertise to the position, having played for Baylor University. She lives in Longview with her husband, Ed.
Alan Wiederhold is in his second season as LeTourneau’s sports information director. Wiederhold came to LeTourneau from Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. He also worked at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin. Wiederhold is the son of Dr. Alan D. Wiederhold and the late Wanna Wiederhold.
Josh Bailey Sophomore • 1L Kilgore, Texas Kilgore High School 2011: Went 7-12 in singles play during his freshman year, which included a 6-9 record in flight three singles ... Went 11-8 in doubles play, which included an 11-5 record in flight two with teammate Uli DelaFuente ... The Bailey-DelaFuente team went 7-3 in their final 10 matches of the season ... Defeated Tam Le of Howard Payne 6-3, 6-4 for his first collegiate victory (Feb. 17, 2011).
Carlos Cantu Junior • 2L Brownsville, Texas Hanna High School 2011: Went 12-6 in singles play as LeTourneau’s No. 1 flight player ... Went 10-8 in doubles competition, teaming with Ben Albers as LeTourneau’s No. 1 duo for the majority of the season ... Won eight out of nine singles matches between February 18 and March 12 ... Opened the spring season with a three-set win over regionally-ranked Edward Martinez of Howard Payne Was named the ASC East’s Player of the Week for the week of March 16. 2010: Went 20-3 in singles play during the spring season and 15-8 in No. 1 doubles play ... Named the ASC East’s Freshman of the Year at the conclusion of the season ... Named to the All-ASC East First Team in singles play and given Honorable Mention in doubles play with Wade Sinard ... Was named the ASC East’s Player of the Week for the week of March 3. PREP: Played at Homer Hanna High School in Brownsville, Texas ... Helped guide Eagles to four consecutive undefeated seasons and District 32-5A Championships ... Singles champion all four years ... Graduated in top 10 percent of his class. PERSONAL: Full name is Carlos Enrique Cantu ... Born April 14, 1991 in Brownsville, Texas ... Son of Ernesto and Ma. Concepcion Gonzalez de Cantu ... Has one sister, Claudia and one brother, Cesar ... Majoring in Accounting.
Kendall Beggs Freshman • FY Lindale, Texas Lindale High School PREP: Was a four-year letterwinner at Lindale High School ... Was the No. 1 player on his high school team during his junior and senior seasons ... Was the 2011 Class 3A boys’ singles state runner-up ... Graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. PERSONAL: Is the son of Dale and Letetia Beggs ... Has two younger brothers, Aaron and Brian ... Enjoys paintball, playing basketball and XBox ... Considers placing second at the Class 3A state tennis championship his biggest thrill as a prep athlete.
Will Cazares Freshman • FY Harlingen, Texas Tuloso-Midway High School PREP: Was a three-year letterwinner at Tuloso-Midway High School in Corpus Christi, Texas ... Earned First Team all-district honors in mixed doubles and Second Team all-district honors in boys singles as a senior in 2011 ... Was named his district’s Newcomer of the Year at the conclusion of his sophomore season and his district’s Most Improved Player as a junior ... Was an A and B Honor Roll student. PERSONAL: Is the son of Ana Ruby Camacho ... Has two younger siblings, David Camacho and Azucena Cazares ... Enjoys basketball, soccer and going out with friends ... Is a pre-med major.
Taylor Gregoire Freshman â€˘ FY Farmington, New Mexico Piedra Vista High School PREP: Was a four-year letterwinner at Piedra Vista High School, graduating in 2011 ... Served as the captain of his varsity team two years ... Earned all-district academic awards in each of his four years of high school ... Finished among the top four in National French Contests in each of his four years. PERSONAL: Is the son of John and Shari Gregoire ... Has a younger brother, Patrick ... Enjoys hunting, fishing and being indoors ... Is majoring in electrical engineering.
Sindre Johnsgaard Freshman â€˘ FY Kongsberg, Norway PREP: At the time of his arrival in the United States to attend LeTourneau University, was ranked as the No. 17 singles player in his native Norway ... Was also part of the top-ranked doubles tandem in Norway, ranking as high as No. 2 in the nation ... Recruited by LeTourneau head tennis coach Peter Hantack, who worked as a tennis instructor in Kongsberg before taking over the reins of the YellowJackets in 2011.
Kayla Bonina Sophomore • 1L Carrollton, Texas Carrollton Christian Academy 2011: Went 10-7 for the YellowJackets in flight six singles play ... Ranked second in the ASC East in wins in flight six singles, and was one of only two players to reach double-digits in wins in flight six ... Won four matches by scores of 6-0, 6-0 during the season ... Went 6-13 in doubles play for the Jackets. PREP: Lettered in volleyball and softball at Carrollton Christian Academy ... Earned all-district honors in both volleyball and softball ... Is the CCA volleyball program’s career letter in digs and aces ... Member of Drama, Plays, Choir, Mentorship, Leadership Core and Musicals. PERSONAL: Full name is Kayla Marie Bonina ... Born in Palm Beach, Fla ... Daughter of Scott and Kelly Bonina ... Has also earned two volleyball letters at LeTourneau ... Majoring in Elementary Education.
Sarah Case Sophomore • 1L Van Alstyne, Texas Van Alstyne High School (NCTC) 2011: Was LeTourneau’s No. 1 singles player for the entire season ... Her 11-8 record led all players in the ASC East in wins and win percentage in flight one singles ... Went 3-2 in ASC East Division matches ... Went 12-7 in doubles competition, including a 10-7 record with teammate Brooke Kincade ... Won eight out of her last 11 doubles matches. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Had an overall record of 20-9 in singles and doubles competition during the Fall, 2010 season. PREP: Competed for Van Alstyne High School...Claimed the District 9-3A singles championship as a sophomore in 2008 and then defended her title as a junior when Van Alstyne was realigned into District 10-3A...Claimed the District 10-3A doubles championship as a senior in 2010...Finished third in the Class 3A Region II singles tournament during her freshman, sophomore and junior seasons...Finished third in the Class 3A Region II doubles tournament as a senior in 2010...Was a member of VAHS’s chapter of the National Honor Society, and graduated in the Top Ten percent of her class. PERSONAL: Born in Huntington Beach, Calif. to Nikki and Kevin Case...Has a younger sister, Samantha, and a younger brother, Michael...Is majoring in Elementary Education.
Ali Goodwin Senior • 1L Fort Worth, Texas Marcus High School 2011: Saw action in two dual matches for the YellowJackets in 2011 ... Claimed her first collegiate victory in a third-set tiebreaker over Centenary’s Catlin Orschel in flight four singles play (April 2, 2011) ... Went 1-1 in singles play. PREP: Played basketball at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas … Helped lead her basketball team to a district championship during the 2007-08 season … Also lettered in track & field during her high school career. PERSONAL: Full name is Ali Marie Goodwin ... Daughter of Scott and Nita Goodwin ... Majoring in Business ... Also lettered two seasons in women’s basketball at LeTourneau University, and spent her sophomore year of college at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Miranda Lamb Sophomore • 1L Burkburnett, Texas Burkburnett High School 2011: Went 7-12 in singles play in her first season at LeTourneau, playing in flights three and four ... Recorded three match wins by scores of 6-0, 6-0 ... Went 10-8 in No. 3 doubles play with teammate April McCamey, which tied for second in the ASC in wins in flight three competition ... With teammate McCamey, won eight out of their last doubles matches during the season. PREP: Was a four-year letterwinner at Burkburnett High School in Burkburnett, Texas ... Served as captain of her high school team during her senior year in 2010 ... Was a classmate and teammate of Ben Albers, who was a member of the LeTourneau men’s tennis team in 2011 ... Was a member of her school’s chapter of the National Honor Society and graduated in the top ten percent of her class ... Also involved in BHS’s Drama Club. PERSONAL: Born in Wichita Falls, Texas to Patricia and Michael Lamb ... Has a younger sister, Angela ... Is majoring in psychology.
April McCamey Senior • 1L Stephenville, Texas Dublin High School 2011: Went 9-9 in singles play during her first season with the LeTourneau tennis team, which included a 9-8 record in flight five singles ... Ranked second in the ASC with nine wins in flight five singles ... Went 10-8 in No. 3 doubles play with teammate Miranda Lamb, which tied for second in the ASC in wins in flight three competition ... With teammate Lamb, won eight out of their last doubles matches during the season. PREP: Was a four-sport athlete at Dublin High School, lettering in cross country, track & field, basketball and softball ... Helped guide Lady Lions to 2008 District 10-2A basketball championship, and awarded the district’s Defensive Player of the Year award ... Member of Student Council, UIL, One Act Play and FCCLA. PERSONAL: Full name is April B. McCamey ... Daughter of Lina Duncan ... Was a two-year letterwinner in women’s basketball at LeTourneau, and also played a full season of volleyball for the YellowJackets in 2011 ... Majoring in Business.
Shelby May Sophomore • TR Callisburg, Texas Callisburg High School (NCTC) NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE: Played a full varsity and a total of three semesters at North Central Texas College, including the Fall, 2011 semester ... Played both singles and doubles at NCTC ... Was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. PREP: Was a three-year letterwinner at Callisburg High School, graduating in 2010 ... Advanced to the Class 2A Region II quarterfinals in each of her three varsity seasons ... Claimed the District 10-2A doubles championship as a junior in 2009, and finished as the district runner-up in 2010 ... Was part of the District 14-2A runners-up doubles team as a sophomore in 2008 ... Earned First Team all-district honors in each of her three varsity sasons ... Named her team’s MVP during her junior and senior years. PERSONAL: Is the daughter of Gene and Penny May ... Is an only child ... Is majoring in Social Studies Education and minoring in Kinesiology.
Josh Bailey went 7-12 in singles play as a freshman during the 2011 season and teamed up with Uli DelaFuente for 11 wins in doubles play during the season.
Sarah Case went 11-8 in singles play while teaming with Brooke Kincade in doubles play to go 10-7 to lead the YellowJackets team in 2011. Case was named the ASC East Division’s Newcomer of the Year.
Brooke Kincade went 13-5 in singles play for the YellowJackets last season and compiled a 10-7 doubles record with Sarah Case. Kincade was named the ASC’s Women’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a senior in 2011.
Carlos Cantu went 12-6 to lead the LeTourneau men’s tennis team in 2011. We earned ASC Honorable Mention last season after being named the ASC East Division’s Newcomer of the Year in 2010.
2012 LeTourneau Tennis Schedule DATE 2/18 2/23 2/24 2/25 2/25 3/2 3/2 3/3 3/10 3/10 3/12 3/16 3/17 3/23 3/24 3/24 3/26 3/31 4/6 4/7 4/14 4/14
OPPONENT McMURRY HOWARD PAYNE LSU-SHREVEPORT (women) SOUTHWESTERN MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR at Lindenwood (IL) vs. Maryville (Mo.) at Fontbonne at Hendrix College vs. John Brown SCHREINER TEXAS LUTHERAN CENTENARY (La.) *TEXAS-DALLAS *vs. Louisiana College at LSU-Shreveport (women) LINFIELD (men) *The OZARKS (Ark.) at Millsaps *at Mississippi College *at Texas-Tyler *EAST TEXAS BAPTIST
PLACE LETU TENNIS COURTS LETU TENNIS COURTS LETU TENNIS COURTS LETU TENNIS COURTS LETU TENNIS COURTS Belleville, IL Belleville, IL St Louis, MO Conway, AR Conway, AR LETU TENNIS COURTS LETU TENNIS COURTS LETU TENNIS COURTS LETU TENNIS COURTS Shreveport, LA Shreveport, LA LETU TENNIS COURTS LETU TENNIS COURTS Jackson, MS Clinton, MS Tyler, TX LETU TENNIS COURTS
*American Southwest Conference East Division matches
TIME 9 a.m. 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 3 p.m. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 4 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 10 a.m. 2:30 p.m. 10 a.m. 9 a.m. 4 p.m
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