|Women's tennis inks transfer|
MOSCOW - University of Idaho women's tennis coach Tyler Neill has added to his 2010 signing class with the addition of Molly Knox, a transfer from Portland State University.
Knox played at the No. 1 spot in both singles and doubles in every match of her junior season in 2010, and compiled an 11-11 record in singles play. She also played at No. 1 singles and doubles as a sophomore in 2009 and earned All-Big Sky Honorable Mention honors in 2008.
"Molly brings a lot of experience to our team for next season," Neill said. "She is a very talented player who is a leader on the court. I think she will fit in great on our team and help some of the incoming freshmen adapt to college tennis."
In two matches head-to-head against the Vandals in 2010, Knox went 1-1 at the No. 1 singles spot against Idaho's Maria Perevoshchikova, who finished the season with a 25-7 singles record.
"She has been very tough every time we have played Portland State, so it will be nice to have her on our side," Neill said. "Molly should really help us in doubles as she understands the doubles game better than most college players."
Knox will be a senior in 2010-11 for the Vandals. She comes to Idaho with a 3.96 GPA as a biology major and wants to become a doctor.
Knox was a four-year letter winner at Hanford High School in Richland, Wash., and was three-time team MVP, and earned all-conference and all-area honors all four years. She was all-area MVP her junior year and scholar-athlete her senior year. She also had great success in the state tournament, as she was state runner-up as a senior and placed third in state her sophomore and junior seasons.
Molly is the sister of Jake Knox, who attends Idaho and is a member of the men's tennis team, and the daughter of Rob Knox, a member of the Idaho men's tennis team in the 1970's and current tennis pro at TCCC. Her sister Kasey graduated from Eastern Washington in 2008 and played No. 1 singles and doubles in tennis for EWU for four years. Her mother Judy is a dental hygienist, and played volleyball at the University of Washington.