IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa women’s tennis head coach Sasha Schmid announced on Wednesday that Daianne Hayashida has signed a national letter of intent to join the Hawkeyes this fall.
Hayashida, a native of Lima, Peru, has a Juniors career high International Tennis Federation (ITF) ranking of No. 110 and has ascended as high as No. 953 in the Women’s ITF Rankings. A Fed Cup Group II American Zone Champion, she has a Universal Tennis Rating of 10.10. Hayashida won the gold medal in doubles and earned bronze in singles at the 2021 Pan American Games that took place this past December.
“We are thrilled to have Daianne join our team next fall,” said Schmid. “She is an experienced and highly successful player who has demonstrated she can win at the elite level of junior tennis in both singles and doubles. In addition, she is a joy to be around, with a perfect personality for college tennis. She will be a wonderful teammate and she will thrive in a team atmosphere in college tennis. We cannot wait until she can join us in August.”
“I chose the University of Iowa because it has a competitive level in both tennis and academics, which is a great combination,” said Hayashida. “I was attracted to Iowa City, as it is small but welcoming. I find the coaches to be amazing people, as well as the women on the team.”
Hayashida was a South American Champion at 12 and 14-years old, as well as a finalist at 16. She placed seventh at the World Cup in the Czech Republic when she was 14-years old.