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Men’s tennis doubles pairings go 2-1 at home meet

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

As the fall season ends next month, Eastern men’s tennis team hosted the Eastern Illinois Fall Invite over the weekend, and the team continued to produce results. The Panthers played host of Lindenwood, Illinois-Springfield and Prairie State. The tournament featured four flights of singles play...

Men’s tennis team sees good chemistry this season

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

October 10, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

So far, the Eastern men’s tennis team has played in the River Forest College Invite and had its annual alumni match during its fall season. This weekend, the Panthers continue the fall schedule with the Eastern Illinois Fall Invite on Friday and Saturday at Darling Courts. Coming into the season,...

Men’s tennis team staying positive as season approaches

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

September 5, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

The fall season is approaching for the Eastern men’s tennis team, who currently are still without a coach. Back in August, Interim Director of Tennis Sam Kercheval left for a position with Notre Dame. The Panthers are one week away from starting their season in the River Forest College Invite...

Kercheval leaving Eastern for Notre Dame, Tolson hired as women’s coach for Eastern tennis

Vince Lovergine, Tennis Reporter

August 20, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Eastern’s interim director of tennis Sam Kercheval announced Monday afternoon that he will not be returning to his position at Eastern as he will be taking a new position at Notre Dame. Kercheval was hired as Eastern’s interim director of tennis in August of 2015. This past spring, Kercheval coached...

Men’s tennis team ready to begin season

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

August 19, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Last season, the Eastern Men’s Tennis team finished 6-17 and clinched its first conference berth since 2014. The Panthers won a big conference match against Tennessee State 4-3 to get to that point but lost in their first game against Jacksonville State 4-0. Not to mention, that was Eastern’s...

Women’s tennis improves over second half of season

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Tennis Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Doubles points were hard to come by for Eastern’s women’s tennis team during the first half of its spring season. Coach Sam Kercheval has stressed the importance of winning the doubles point in the past, and he did so again earlier this season. “The doubles point is always a big factor,”...

Season review for Eastern men’s tennis

Season review for Eastern men’s tennis

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Showcase, Sports

Consistency and improvement are just some things the Eastern men’s tennis team had this past spring season.  From making its first conference tournament since 2014 and improving their win total to their best mark in that same year, there was a lot to be excited about for the team.  Eastern c...

Men’s tennis team loses in OVC tournament

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

April 22, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

  Before the tournament began, the OVC announced its 2018 awards, and sophomore Freddie O’Brien was named to Second Team All-OVC. Eastern lost to Jacksonville State in the tournament.  He finished the year with an 11-9 record. He was 2-4 in the OVC in singles play and ended the regular ...

Women’s tennis ready for Jacksonville State

Women’s tennis ready for Jacksonville State

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Tennis Reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Showcase, Sports

The first time Eastern’s women’s tennis team faced Jacksonville State on March 16, freshman Claire Martin found herself as the last singles match to finish, with the score tied 3-3. After barely winning the first set 7-6, she was able to secure the win for Eastern with a 6-3 second-set win. Inte...

Panthers set for OVC Tournament

Panthers set for OVC Tournament

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Showcase, Sports

The Eastern men’s tennis team is off to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament Friday at the Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville. The tournament goes until April 22 and the Panthers' first match is against Jacksonville State. Eastern finished with a record of 6-16 and 1-5 in the OVC in the regular season. For ...

Men’s tennis seniors excited for OVC tournament

Men’s tennis seniors excited for OVC tournament

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Showcase, Sports

For the first time in their careers, Eastern men’s tennis seniors Grant and Trent Reiman, and Jared Woodson will part take in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. The Panthers clinched their first tournament berth in four years with a 4-3 win over Tennessee State. Eastern has not made an appearance...

Summers sets Eastern record, celebrates Senior Day

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Tennis Reporter

April 15, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Grace Summers walked away from the weekend as the sole leader for singles victories in Eastern’s history and with the memories of a great Senior Day. Eastern defeated Southeast Missouri 6-1 on Friday, which was Summers’ Senior Day, and the Panthers defeated Tennessee-Martin Saturday 5-2 to finish t...

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