MARION, Ind. -- Following a successful season for the Indiana Wesleyan University women’s tennis team in 2012-2013 the NAIA honored three of its players with postseason honors.
Junior Rachael Heiniger was named to the NAIA All-American Second Team to receive the highest honor for the Wildcats while senior Andrea Meyering and freshman Katie Wilson were each tagged as NAIA All-American Honorable Mention selections.
Meyering finishes her women’s tennis career at Indiana Wesleyan as a three-time All-American. She was named to the Second Team in 2010 as a freshman and was Honorable Mention last season as a junior. Heiniger has been selected to the Second Team in each of the past two seasons while the freshman Wilson begins her career as an Honorable Mention choice.
Heiniger was the No. 1-singles player for Indiana Wesleyan all season long. She finished with a record of 17-8 at the top spot. Heiniger split time at No. 2-doubles and No. 3-doubles this season. At No. 2, Heiniger was 6-2 while maintaining a record of 12-4 at No. 3-doubles.
All of Wilson’s singles matches this season came in the No. 2 position where she earned a mark of 15-4. Wilson played at least one match in all three doubles spots and did not lose until reaching the national championships. Wilson was 4-1 at No. 1-doubles, 18-1 in the No. 2 position, and she won her only time at No. 3-doubles.
Meyering competed in No. 3-singles for a majority of the season, earning a record of 11-6. The senior was also a perfect 4-0 when playing No. 2-singles. As a member of the top doubles team, Meyering finished with a 20-3 record. She was also 1-1 at No. 3-doubles.
The trio led Indiana Wesleyan to a 24-4 record during 2012-13 as the team won its 21st consecutive Crossroads League championship. IWU advanced to both the NAIA and NCCAA National Championships in May in Mobile, Alabama.