IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa head women’s tennis coach Sasha Schmid announced on Tuesday that senior transfer Anya Lamoreaux has signed with the University of Iowa.
Lamoreuax, a native of Mesa, Arizona, competed the last four seasons at the University of Utah alongside her twin sister, Madeline.
“We are thrilled to announce the addition of Anya to our team this fall,” Schmid said. “Anya is an experienced, accomplished player who will bring leadership and strong play to our singles and doubles lineup next year. She is a great fit for our team.”
During her time with the Utes, Lamoreaux amassed 35 singles wins and 32 doubles victories in dual match competition. She tied for a team high with eight singles wins as a junior in 2021. Lamoreaux won a single-season best 12 singles matches, including going 8-1 in dual match competition, and 14 doubles matches as a sophomore. An ITA Scholar Athlete and Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll honoree, Lamoreaux beat No. 103 ranked Danielle Wilson of USC in straight sets on March 4, 2022, to help Utah record its first-ever victory over the Trojans in program history.
“I am so excited to be joining the Hawkeye family! I chose Iowa because it’s in a competitive conference and its strong academics,” said Lamoreaux. “The coaches are also so great on and off the court. I couldn’t picture a more perfect school or team to be a part of for my last year.”
In high school, Lamoreaux was a two-time state champion in doubles and led Mountain View High School to a state championship and two runner-up finishes. She was ranked the No. 4 recruit out of the state of Arizona and No. 26 in the Southwest region. Lamoreaux was recognized as the AZCentral sports’ All-Arizona Girls Tennis Player of the Year in 2016.