June 14, 2012
RENO, Nev. -- Two newcomers will join the Nevada women’s tennis team for the 2012-13 season, head coach Guillaume Tonelli announced Thursday.
Caroline Konigsfeldt will join the Wolf Pack after achieving a No. 1 ranking in the nation of Denmark for girls born in 1993. A standout on the doubles court, she was a part of eight national junior doubles championships, winning two each in the under-12, 14, 16 and 18 divisions.
“Caroline will be a welcome addition to the program,” Tonelli said. “Her doubles record as a junior player is unmatched, and she will contribute as a singles player in her first season.”
Sheila Smiley, a native of Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, spent last season at West Florida University, a Division II institution that competes in the Gulf South Conference. She won 14 singles matches and was 5-1 in conference competition. Another strong doubles player, Smiley was a part of West Florida’s most dynamic duo, going 17-5 at the No. 1 doubles position alongside teammate Caitlyn Bates.
“Sheila comes to the Pack from a very good program at West Florida,” Tonelli said. “She knows what it means to play in the middle of a strong singles lineup, and is a fierce competitor.”
As a team, the Argonauts were ranked as high as ninth nationally, and competed in the 2012 NCAA Division II championships.
Nevada will open its 2012-13 schedule on September 28 at the Cal Invitational. A complete schedule of Nevada’s first year of competition in the Mountain West can be found here.