Welcome to Our Rally Campaign
We are the King University Tennis Team. We have come to King University from all over the country and the world to pursue a degree from a highly regarded institution and to compete in NCAA Division II athletics.
We are proud to represent our school everywhere we go and we hope to continue to do this many years in the future with the help of our Alumni, friends, and supporters.
King provides institutional support for our men's and women's tennis programs, as they do all of our varsity programs. Team budgets finance travel expenses, practice gear, uniforms and other necessary expenditures. The goal of this rally is to enhance that support and provide our student-athletes with the best possible experience.
How We Got Here
King University has a wonderful academic reputation. All of us are here to receive a high level of education from a well-recognized academic institution. We are also here to follow our passion for the game of tennis. Many of us are international students who grew up dreaming about coming to the USA to study and represent a college in athletics. The countries where we come from do not support intercollegiate athletics. We are excited to use our talents on the tennis court to help us with our goal of receiving a quality education.
Being a student-athlete takes a lot of work, discipline, time and stress management skills. All of us are away from home, some further away than others, which adds an extra layer of responsibility. We work very hard every day and we want to get better in all that we do. Our goals include excelling on and off the athletic field and representing our school and countries in an exceptional manner while traveling and competing for King University.
Being a part of a great team, competing as intercollegiate athletes, pushing our limits daily, and gaining invaluable knowledge through our studies will prepare us to become better leaders tomorrow!
All the experiences and challenges have brought us very close together. Although, we are from all over the world, we can proudly say that King University has become our home away from home and our teammates and King community have become our family away from family.
We are thankful to the wonderful and welcoming King University community and to our coaches, professors, parents, and all King Tennis supporters. Becoming better friends, teammates, and leaders is easy when surrounded by such wonderful people.
Please meet our 2016-17 team:
Senior and Team Co-Captain Katya Cerny is from Montreal, QC, Canada. Katya is known as Mama Spice to her teammates and majors in Psychology with a minor in Spanish.
Senior and Team Co-Capitan Marianne Hull is from Muelle, Costa Rica, who majors in Chemistry and minors in Biology. Marianne’s teammates honored her with a title of Humble-Hearted Warrior.
Senior Alyssa Salazar is from Laredo, TX and works hard earning her degree in Nursing. Having a twin sister on the team, Alyssa’s nickname is Sassy Thing.
Senior Ashley Salazar is also from Laredo, TX. Ashley, just like her twin sister Alyssa, majors in Nursing and is referred to as a Charismatic Thing by her teammates.
Senior Haley Maloney from Jefferson, North Carolina majors in Technical/Professional Communication and minors in Leadership. She is truly the Optimistic Sunshine of the team, regardless of the weather.
Sophomore Catherine Vezey is from Harare, Zimbabwe. Cat majors in Psychology and is known as Strong-Headed Lioness for her strong personality and determined style of game.
Senior and Team Co-Captain Moritz Poswiat is from Wuppertal, Germany. Moritz majors in Accounting & Finance and minors in Economics. His teammates refer to him as a Pure Athlete.
Sophomore and Team Co-Captain Trey Hunley is from Knoxville, TN and majors in Sports Management. Trey is usually referred to as a Life Enthusiast.
Senior Kyle Logue is from Melbourne, FL. Kyle majors is Business & Sports Management and is also known as an Average Mario Cart Player.
Senior Ankith Madasani is from Hyderabad, India. Ankith majors in Economics and has earned a title of the Culinary Magician.
Junior Lenny Keswani is from Rumst, Belgium and majors in Business & French. Lenny has a unique game and his teammates call him the Crowd Pleaser.
Sophomore Pedro Gomes is from Timoteo Minas Gerais, Brasil and chose Business & Spanish as his majors. Pedro is also known as a Hard Worker among his teammates.
Sophomore Charles Jabaley is from Chattanooga, TN and is majoring Marketing and Finance. Charles’ teammates normally refer to him as King of Sarcasm.
Sophomore Alejandro Feliciano is from Wesley Chapel, FL is planning to major in Nursing. Alejandro’s teammates call him Unpredictable Powerhouse for his unique and powerful game.
Freshman Arturo Alfaro is from Querétaro, México is planning to major in Business. His teammates refer to Arturo as a Genuinely Nice Guy.
Freshman Lennard Neumann is from Bad Honnef, Germany and is planning to major in Business. He is also known as a Sweetheart among his teammates.
Will you be part of the Team Behind our Team?
Join US and Spread the Word!
Please join our team and help us elevate the experience for our student-athletes. You can support our goal by spreading our message to others using the social media links on our page. We appreciate all of the encouragement we have received from the King family in the past. We look forward to continuing to build our relations with our alumni and community members as we elevate the student-athlete experience.
Dr. Michael Pilcher