Armando Espinosa
Head Tennis Coac

Dear Prospective Student-Athlete:

This is a new and exciting time of your life.  It is a time for you to start thinking about what you are looking for—both academically and athletically—when it comes to choosing a university.  There are plenty of schools out there, but why not consider Iowa State University?

There have been many changes that have taken place at Iowa State—specifically within the tennis program.  I am in my second season as the head coach at ISU and we are working hard to develop our student-athletes and improve our ranking in the Big 12 Conference and the nation.  Last season, Erin Karonis became the first Cyclone to win Big 12 Player of the Week honors and the second player in school history to be named to the All-Big 12 Team.

At Iowa State, our student-athletes have the opportunity to compete at the highest level of collegiate tennis. Our schedule regularly includes prominent preseason tournaments and a complete Big 12 slate, one of the toughest conferences in the country. 

Our outdoor facility, Forker Tennis Courts, has recently been resurfaced, and we have spent close to $30,000 in renovations.  Our indoor facility, The Ames Racquet and Fitness Center, has also been recently renovated, with all five courts being resurfaced.  Both locations boast an atmosphere that is ideal for collegiate competition.

Our program is taking steps to improve every day and we appreciate you taking the time to look into Iowa State University and our tennis team.  When choosing where to attend college, we believe it is important to research the academics, athletics and social environments on campus. We invite you to visit the interactive PDF above or video link here for a quick study on the opportunities that await you at Iowa State University.  While you’re visiting, please take the time to fill out the online tennis questionnaire and send it back to us. 

The time to start thinking about the university you would like to attend is now.  We hope that you will consider Iowa State University. I hope we can welcome you to the Cyclone family in the very near future. Thanks, again, for giving Iowa State University your fullest consideration.

Go Cyclones!

Armando Espinosa
ISU Head Tennis Coach

P.S. Additional information on Iowa State University is available here at the university’s official admissions web site.