Women's tennis

  • 19 top-three league team finishes in past 34 years
  • 18 all-conference selections in last 8 years
  • Newly resurfaced outdoor courts

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Coaching staff

Ryun Ferrell
Head coach

Ryun Ferrell was named the Central head men's and women's tennis coach in 2014.

In his second season at the hel, Ferrell propelled the women’s team to its first top-three league finishe since 2009. The Dutch women have posted eleven dual wins each season in both 2014-15 and 2015-16. He aslso coached a pair of all-league picks in both seasons.

Ferrell was the women’s tennis coach at Drake from 1999-2006 and served as the women’s coach at Northern Illinois from 2006-2014

Under Ferrell, Drake captured the Missouri Valley crown and an NCAA tourney berth in 2000, and a share of the league title in 2005. He posted an 81-76 dual meet record, including a 51-19 (.728) mark in conference matches. Seven Drake players earned all-league recognition during his tenure. He also served as a teaching professional at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club as well as the Wakonda Club.

At Northern Illinois, Ferrell faced a rebuilding job. His teams posted a 57-104 (.354) record in eight seasons, giving him an overall mark of 138-180 over 15 years. But his squad posted a 14-10 mark in 2012-13, the Huskies’ highest win total in 16 years

A graduate of Baker University (Kan.), where he was a member of two conference championship squads, Ferrell earned a master’s degree at Wichita State University (Kan.). He spent 1995-96 as a volunteer assistant at the University of Kansas before gaining Division III experience in 1996-97 as assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach at the College of New Jersey, where he helped the squad take a New Jersey Athletic Conference title. He was also a teaching professional at the Princeton Racquet Club. He was an assistant at Wichita State University from 1997-99 and taught at the Wichita Racquet Club.

From 2009-2014, Ferrell served as director of the adidas Tennis Camp in DeKalb, Illinois, and led the Northern Illinois camps and clinics since 2007.

Phone: (641) 628- 5194
Email: ferrellr@central.edu

Peter Greteman
Assistant coach

Peter Greteman joined the Central tennis staff as an assistant coach in the summer of 2016.

Greteman graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2013 after a four-year career with the Mavericks, serving as a team captain during his senior year. Primarily a doubles player, he achieved a 5-9 doubles record as a junior including a 4-6 mark at the No. 1 spot.

Since 2013, Greteman had been an accountant with CFO Systems in Omaha. He previously was a tennis instructor for the City of Omaha at the Hanscom Tennis Center from 2011-13 while in college.

Greteman will also serve as the athletic department equipment manager in addition to his role with the men’s and women’s tennis programs.


  • Central College seeks to achieve the highest levels of success within the Iowa Conference and the NCAA, both individually and as a team.
  • Our program is committed to attracting student-athletes who display the talent, personal commitment, discipline and work ethic necessary for success.
  • Each student-athlete will be provided an athletic experience that is both memorable and successful. The team concept is at the forefront of our programs goals while remaining focused on providing each student-athlete the opportunity to reach their ultimate potential as an individual. 



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