By ISU Sports Information
The Idaho State women’s tennis team added two more players for the 2016-17 season. Head coach Gretchen Maloney announced the signing of the Botes sisters, Huibre-Mare and Louise-Mare, of Bloemfontein, South Africa.
“Huibre-Mare and Louise-Mare are very strong and will help make us competitive in the Big Sky,” Maloney said. “Their experience at a high level in juniors will transfer over nicely to college tennis. We are very excited for them to join our program.”
Huibre-Mare has won multiple singles and doubles titles, including the U18 South African national doubles title in April 2015. She also earned the ITF Grade 4 East Africa Junior ITF Doubles title with her twin sister, Louise-Mare, in Dec. 2014. In singles play, Huibre-Mare was the 2013 Amanda Coetzer South Africa School Tennis Championships winner, earning the No. 1 position. She also earned the U16 South African National singles title in 2012 and was the Free State Open Women Singles Champion in 2013.