Kranholdt Signs With Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa women’s tennis head coach Sasha Schmid announced on Monday that Pia Kranholdt has signed a national letter of intent to join the Hawkeyes this fall.

Kranholdt is one of the top junior tennis players from Germany. She has a Top 100 German Women’s Open Ranking. Kranholdt won a doubles title at the German Junior Nationals. The native of Hilders, Germany, won multiple Women’s Open tournaments with victories over several players inside the Top 100. Her high school team won the German national title and represented Germany at the World Championships.

“We are happy to be able to announce the signing of another outstanding addition to our team,” Schmid said. “Pia Kranholdt is a driven, athletic, competitor who wants to play college tennis at the elite level and help our program achieve historic success. Pia had many options for her college tennis, and I am so excited she eventually found her home at the University of Iowa. Pia will make significant contributions to our team in all ways, and we cannot wait to have her join the program.”