Hayashida, Kranholdt Earn B1G Recognition

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa women’s tennis sophomore Daianna Hayashida was named to the All-Big Ten team, it was announced Wednesday by the league office. Sophomore Pia Kranholdt was Iowa’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient.

The honor is the first of Hayashida’s career. It is the second straight season and the third time in four seasons the Hawkeyes have had an All-Big Ten honoree.

Hayashida finished the regular season with an 11-6 record in singles, including a 5-2 mark in Big Ten play. The Lima, Peru, native has been Iowa’s No. 1 singles player throughout the spring season.

Hayashida and senior Vipasha Mehra are currently ranked No. 85 nationally in doubles with a 4-3 record. Hayashida has a total of nine doubles victories during the spring.

Kranholdt was selected as Iowa’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient. The distinction is presented to student-athletes who display sportsmanship and ethical behavior, are in good academic standing and demonstrate good citizenship outside of athletics.

On the court, Kranholdt holds a 9-7 singles record, including a 5-3 mark in Big Ten play. She is also a part of the winningest doubles tandem, posting 11 wins while playing alongside junior Barbora Pokorna.

The seventh-seeded Hawkeyes open Big Ten Tournament play Thursday, facing No. 10 seed Penn State at 1 p.m. (CT) in Ann Arbor, Michigan.