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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Nov. 26, 2013

Women’s tennis signs two for 2014

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State University head tennis coach Mark Rosewell has announced the singings of two incoming student–athletes for the 2014-15 academic year. The signing class includes Rachel Dibbins (Oceanside, Calif.) and Vilune Sestokaite (Kaunas, Lithuania). Both will be freshmen starting in the fall of 2014.

At Vista High School Dibbins received tennis varsity letters as a sophomore and junior. As a senior she decided to focus on club tennis and passed on playing for the Vista High School team. In club competition during high school she was champion in four tournaments and runner up in six tournaments. As a junior at Vista High School, Dibbins qualified for the doubles California Interscholastic Federation tournament. She also received all-academic honors three years in high school.

“Rachel is a powerful player who comes from a great tennis area,” Rosewell said. “Growing up in San Diego, she was exposed to great competition every day. This experience will help her greatly when she faces college-level competition”.

Led by head coach and Northwest alum Stu Reece, Sestokaite was a member of the state champion team at Lee’s Summit North High School. She received all-conference honors for singles and doubles in three years. Sestokaite qualified for sectionals twice. She has received four varsity letters at Lee’s Summit North.

“Vilune is a great Kansas City area prospect who has already experienced a lot of success,” said Rosewell. “Her high school team, Lee’s Summit North, was recently crowned state champions this fall. This taste of success will help Vilune contribute to the Bearcat tennis family in our drive towards success”.

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