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Helena Konanz

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Helena Konanz
Penticton City Councillor
In office
December 2011 – December 2019
Personal details
Born (1961-02-01) February 1, 1961 (age 59)
Santa Barbara, California

Tennis career
Country (sports)USA
Prize money$26,589
Career record26/37
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 214(December 21, 1986)
Career record17/27
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 228 (August 03, 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (1984, 1985)
Wimbledon1R (1984)
US Open1R (1982, 1983, 1984)

Helena Konanz (née Manset) is an American tennis player and Canadian politician

College career[edit]

Manset attended UCLA for her undergraduate. In 1982, Manset as well as her partner Kathy O’Brien were defeated in the finals of the NCAA Women’s Doubles[1] and in 1982 and 1983 she was named as an All-American. She graduated from UCLA in 1984 with a degree in political science.

Professional career[edit]

After being narrowly defeated in the NCAA Women's Doubles Finals Manset began to compete professionally. Manset had competed across the world including in the US Open and Wimbledon. She reached her peak in 1987 when she was ranked 228 overall in women's doubles. She retired from professional tennis on August 17, 1987 after 5 years as a pro player.

Political career[edit]

After she retired from tennis Manset began working for Nike which eventually lead to her moving to Canada to work in the sport equipment uniforms. After spending some time in the private sector, Manset (now Konanz) ran for the Penticton City Council and won with 3’737 votes.[2] Konanz was re-elected in 2014[3] In 2018, Konanz opted not to seek re-election and instead announced her candidacy for the Conservative Party of Canada for the 2019 Canadian federal election for the riding of South Okanagan-West Kootenay. In September of the same year Konanz won the nomination and was formally announced as the candidate by the Conservative Party of Canada.

Personal life[edit]

Manset married Adam Konanz and changed her name to Helena Konanz in 1995. The couple have two children.

ITF Tour finals[edit]

Doubles (1–2)[edit]

Outcome Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner March 23, 1987 Fresno, CA Hard United States Lisa Seemann United States Debbie Graham
United States Cinda Gurney
6-3, 1-6, 7-6(5)
Runner Up July 1, 1985 Schenectady, NY Hard United States Cecilia Fernandez-Parker United States Linda Gates
United States Lynn Lewis
7-6, 6-4
Runner Up October 17, 1983 Japan Open, Hard United States Micki Schillig Australia Chris O’Neil
Australia Pam Whytcross
7-6, 6-4


  1. "2014 UCLA Women's Tennis Media Guide by UCLA Athletics". Issuu. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  2. "2011 Civic Election Preliminary Results | City of Penticton". penticton.ca. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  3. "2014 Election | City of Penticton". penticton.ca. Retrieved 2019-05-31.

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