Introducing the Des Moines Register's 2022 All-Iowa girls tennis selections

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The Des Moines Register’s All-Iowa girls tennis selections are split up among an all-class Elite Team and an all-class list of honorable mentions.

Ten members comprise the Elite Team, and another 20 make up the honorable mention list. Names are listed in alphabetical order.

Away we go.

Elite team

Cedar Rapids Xavier's Courtney Carstensen, left, and Ally Burger celebrate a point while competing in the doubles final during the Class 1A high school girls state tennis tournament on May 28 at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex in Iowa City, Iowa.
Cedar Rapids Xavier's Courtney Carstensen, left, and Ally Burger celebrate a point while competing in the doubles final during the Class 1A high school girls state tennis tournament on May 28 at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex in Iowa City, Iowa.

Ally Burger, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier

One half of Cedar Rapids Xavier's daunting doubles tandem, Burger and playing partner Courtney Carstensen captured the Class 1A doubles title.

Courtney Carstensen, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier

The other half of Cedar Rapids Xavier's championship duo, Carstensen and playing partner Ally Burger won their second straight 1A doubles title.

Claire Gu, jr., Valley

Gu didn't drop a set at the state tournament en route to winning the 2A singles title over Dowling Catholic's Allison Szalay.

Katelynn Kock, soph., Cedar Rapids Washington

One half of Cedar Rapids Washington's championship duo, Kock and playing partner Kathryn Zylstra took home the 2A doubles championship.

Maya Mallavarapu, jr., Cedar Falls

Despite falling to Gu in the semfinals, Mallavarapu rebounded to finish third in the 2A singles bracket.

Kira Smith, fr., Ankeny

Not many freshmen make it onto this list, but Smith was one of the state's best en route to a fourth-place finish at the 2A singles tournament.

Allison Szalay, sr., Dowling Catholic

Szalay was brilliant this season from start to finish, leading to a runner-up finish at the 2A singles tournament. The only sets Szalay droped at the state meet were in the finals versus Gu.

Cedar Rapids Xavier's Ella Tallett competes in the singles final during the Class 1A high school girls state tennis tournament on May 28 at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex in Iowa City, Iowa.
Cedar Rapids Xavier's Ella Tallett competes in the singles final during the Class 1A high school girls state tennis tournament on May 28 at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex in Iowa City, Iowa.

Ella Tallett, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier

Tallett completed the Cedar Rapids Xavier sweep, adding a 1A singles title to go with the Saints' winning doubles tandem.

Shenandoah's Le Yuan Sun competes in the singles final during the Class 1A high school girls state tennis tournament on May 28 at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex in Iowa City, Iowa.
Shenandoah's Le Yuan Sun competes in the singles final during the Class 1A high school girls state tennis tournament on May 28 at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex in Iowa City, Iowa.

Le Yuan Sun, sr., Shenandoah

Yuan Sun gave Tallett all she had in the 2A singles final before coming up just short for a runner-up finish.

Kathryn Zylstra, jr., Cedar Rapids Washington

The other half of Cedar Rapids Washington's dynamic duo, Zylstra helped guide the Warriors to a 2A doubles state title.

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Honorable mentions

  • Elizabeth Alves, sr., Bettendorf

  • Emily Blom, soph., Pella

  • Chloe Butler, sr., Columbus Catholic

  • Anna Current, jr., Clinton

  • Ella Diluilo, jr., Davenport Assumption

  • Sophia Fain, jr., Columbus Catholic

  • Ella Gilbert, soph., Iowa City Liberty

  • Alli Hagness, jr., Columbus Catholic

  • Allison Halligan, jr., Davenport Assumption

  • Avery Hogan, jr., Columbus Catholic

  • Mara Holland, sr., Decorah

  • Mackenzie Klein, sr., Dowling Catholic

  • Lauren Masengarb, soph., Pleasant Valley

  • Coryl Matheny, sr., Glenwood

  • Ava Petersen, soph., Dowling Catholic

  • Andrea Porubcin, jr., Bettendorf

  • Mary Rolfstad, jr., Davenport Assumption

  • Annalise Skrade, jr., Decorah

  • Catherine Straus, jr., Spirit Lake

  • Abby Struble, sr., Clinton

Dargan Southard covers Iowa and UNI athletics, recruiting and preps for the Des Moines Register, HawkCentral.com and the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Email him at msouthard@gannett.com or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.  

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