Tiger Tennis Announces Four Signings for 2016-17 Season

FHSU Sports Information Department

HAYS, Kan. – Fort Hays State head tennis coach Brian Flax announced the signing of four student-athletes for the 2016-17 season. The four include Macy Moyers, Lauren Lindell, and sisters Natalie and Nicole Lubbers.

Moyers is currently a senior at Great Bend High School in Great Bend, Kan. She is the all-time wins leader at Great Bend High School with 140, shattering the previous mark of 125. She finished her senior year with 33 wins and a seventh-place finish in singles at the Kansas Class 5A State Tournament. She is a four-time state medalist with a 12th place finish in singles as a freshman, a fourth-place finish as a sophomore in doubles, and a third-place finish as a junior in doubles. She has been named to the All-WAC Team four times and has earned the WAC Player of the Year honor twice. Of her 33 victories as a senior, 26 came against state qualifying opponents. Moyers has been named to the state all-academic team the past four years. She plans on studying Biology or Chemistry at Fort Hays State.

Lindell is currently a senior at Ponderosa High School in Parker, Colorado. She is the No. 8 ranked player in the state of Colorado. A two-star recruit, she is also ranked No. 16 in the Intermountain Region. She has qualified for the 5A state championships in her first three seasons at Ponderosa High School and has served as team captain all three years. According to tennisrecruiting.net, Lindell holds a national ranking of 493. She plans on majoring in Business and then pursue a law degree. She will be the third player from Ponderosa High School to play for FHSU in recent years, following former standouts Melissa Skovira and Brittney Ricci.

Natalie Lubbers is currently a senior at Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita, Kan. Lubbers completed her senior year with a 27-7 record and a third-place finish in singles at the Kansas Class 5A State Tournament. As a junior, she brought home a fourth-place finish in singles at state. She teamed with her twin sister, Nicole, to finish third at state in doubles as a sophomore. She also had a third-place finish in doubles as a freshman. Natalie is a two-star recruit that is ranked No. 6 in the state of Kansas and No. 35 in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. She helped lead Bishop Carroll to a second-place finish as a team at state in 2015. She plans on pursuing a degree in Nursing at Fort Hays State.

Nicole Lubbers, like her twin sister Natalie, is currently a senior at Bishop Carroll High School. She is a four-time state qualifier and she capped off her tremendous prep career by winning the Kansas Class 5A State Championship in doubles in 2015, finishing with a record of 30-2. As a junior, she and her partner finished second at state. As a sophomore, she and her sister Natalie placed third in doubles, and as a freshman placed eighth in doubles. A one-star recruit ranked as the No. 11 player in Kansas, she also was a major part of the team finishing second at state in 2015. She is the Student Body President at Bishop Carroll and plans to obtain a degree in Management.

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