The Osakis tennis team honored longtime first-singles player Tia Dykema as its MVP for this fall season at its awards banquet that recognized many athletes for another winning season.

Dykema, a junior, made her fourth straight singles state tournament. She went 25-11 at that first singles spot, and was also named the Prairie Conference MVP.

Osakis tennis All-Prairie Conference players are (left to right) Kennedy George, Sydney Rach, Tia Dykema, Mara VanNyhuis, Kadyn Triebenbach, Camryn Hoffarth and Alexa Lien. (Submitted photo)
Osakis tennis All-Prairie Conference players are (left to right) Kennedy George, Sydney Rach, Tia Dykema, Mara VanNyhuis, Kadyn Triebenbach, Camryn Hoffarth and Alexa Lien. (Submitted photo)

Dykema was one of seven Osakis players to finish as All-Prairie Conference athletes. Camryn Hoffarth, Alexa Lien, Mara VanNyhuis, Kennedy George, Kadyn Triebenbach and Sydney Rach joined her on that list, while Larissa Hoffarth was an honorable-mention selection.

VanNyhuis earned Osakis’ Most Improved Award after going 27-9 overall between first doubles and second singles. Ellie George was the Rookie of the Year. She was 16-4 between third doubles and fourth singles.

Camryn Hoffarth and Alexa Lien rounded out the team-voted award winners by each earning the Silverstreak Award. Lien posted a 16-16 record at second singles, third singles and first doubles, and Hoffarth was 25-10, predominantly at first doubles, but also during stints at second and third singles. Both Lien and Hoffarth were also academic all-state recipients.

Academic all-state award winners from the Osakis tennis team were Alexa Lien (left) and Camryn Hoffarth. (Submitted photo)
Academic all-state award winners from the Osakis tennis team were Alexa Lien (left) and Camryn Hoffarth. (Submitted photo)

Camryn Hoffarth and VanNyhuis played together at first doubles in the section meet and joined Dykema at the state meet by finishing as the Section 6A runner-up. The Silverstreaks finished as the overall section runner-up this season to Class A consolation champion, Minnewaska.

Osakis always features a deep roster, and that was on display again this fall with 15 different letter winners all posting individual records of .500 or above.