IHSTECA Sportsmanship Awards:

The Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association would like to recognize high school players who display exemplary sportsmanship during the tennis season. This can be something displayed on the court or in other areas as it relates to tennis.

Girls’ Tennis


Team Affiliation:Person(s) Awarded:Reason for Award:
Tri-State#1S player (Name not know)this season a young lady who is autistic joined the tennis team. She can not play singles and no one wanted to play doubles with her. The #1 singles player stepped down from her spot (while the other team members moved up) to play doubles with the autistic girl. I love this story!! I had to share it with all of you!
Covenant Christian Kyla RussellShe stepped in to be a partner of a Chatard JV player which allowed another JV doubles pair to get to play. She brought great joy and a competitive match to all involved.
Blackhawk ChristianDanielle WilliamsDanielle's opponent from Columbia City broke a string and borrowed a racquet from her teammate. Danielle allowed the opponent to warm up and serve with the new racquet to get used to the tension/frame before resuming play.

Girls’ Tennis


Team Affiliation:Person(s) Awarded:Reason for Award:
Blackhawk ChristianDanielle WilliamsDanielle was playing an opponent from FW South Side. During the match, the South Side player had a string break on her racquet and did not have a backup. Danielle offered one of her own backups to her opponent to use for the remainder of the match.
WabashMiss MiddletonAgainst Peru, Miss Middleton corrected a scoreboard error. Peru had won the first set and flipped the scorecard showing Wabash up 5-4 but after Peru though she had lost the set Miss Middleton said no the set was 5-5 not her win 6-4.

Boys’ Tennis

Fall 2016

Team Affiliation:Person(s) Awarded:Reason for Award:
Delta High SchoolDelta TeamDelta conceeded 3S while down 1-5 to FW Carroll due to excessive darkness. The match was 2-2

Girls’ Tennis

Spring 2016

Team Affiliation:Person(s) Awarded:Reason for Award:
Alexandria High SchoolAlli AimanCorrected a game score from an opponent Frankton HS that went against Alli but was the correct call.
Blackhawk High SchoolDanielle WilliamsHad a shot hit off her racket but opponent FW Wayne HS did not see it. Danielle corrected the score against herself as it was the right call.
Brown County High SchoolAshley PughCorrected a game score from an opponent Franklin Community HS that went against her giving the set to FHS but was the correct call.
Madison Grant High SchoolLogan WakeStepped in to be a partner of an Elwood JV player when her partner was injured in a JV match so she could still get to play.
Plymouth High SchoolEmily HofferHelped an opponent from SB Clay HS who was who was having an asthma attack during match.