Senior Tannon Dishman, one of only two boys in Delta Tennis history to make the Indiana All-State team in both singles and doubles, will play tennis and study business at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne.
Tannon will follow in the footsteps of his siblings, Tate and Teaghan, each of whom played tennis at St. Francis. Tate is a USF graduate, while Teaghan later transferred to Ball State after starting her career at USF.
Tannon cited the St. Francis EPIC Business program as a key factor in his decision. This program allows students to serve in paid internships early in their collegiate careers.
He was named All-State Singles this past fall after playing No. 1 singles and leading the Eagles to the semi-state. A four-year varsity standout who ranks eighth in school history with 78 career varsity victories, he also earned All-State Doubles honors with Joel Ashman in his junior year. Rob Robbins is the only other DHS boys’ tennis player to be All-State in singles and doubles.
Tannon is likely to play both singles and doubles in the St. Francis lineup. The Cougars are coached by Kristen Harrow, a former USF standout player who is in her 13th season as coach. They compete at the NAIA level in the Crossroads Conference with schools such Marian, Indiana Wesleyan, Goshen, Huntington, Taylor and others.
Tannon joins Alec Robillard (Ball State) and Jason Wegener (Westmont College) as DHS boys in college tennis. DHS girls currently in college tennis include Maddie Holdren (Olivet Nazarene) and Shelby Robbins (Taylor).