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Men’s tennis loses pair of weekend matches

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

February 17, 2020

The Eastern men’s tennis team lost its fifth straight match against Northern Illinois Sunday 7-0. The Panthers also played Friday against Northern Kentucky in a much closer affair, but it still resulted in a 4-3 loss. After starting the year at 5-0, Eastern now sits at 7-6. Things started out well ...

Men’s tennis looks to end losing skid Friday

Men’s tennis looks to end losing skid Friday

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

February 12, 2020

A three-match losing streak is never fun, but the Eastern men’s tennis team is not worrying. The team had a similar stretch where it lost four matches in a row last season, but the Panthers bounced back to win their next week’s matches. To finish the year, the Panthers had 13 matches and ended at 7-6...

Men’s tennis struggles continue in defeat at Oral Roberts

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

February 9, 2020

A 5-0 start to the season is now a distance memory for the Eastern men’s tennis team. Eastern did not have multiple matches like the last couple weekends, having just one match against Oral Roberts on the road. The Panthers lost 7-0. Only so many players on the roster can play, and some pla...

Men’s tennis hits rough patch, loses 2 straight

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

February 2, 2020

The season is still young, but it can be said that the Eastern men’s tennis team has come back to reality. Eastern started the year 5-0, its best start since 1983. The Panthers have lost 3 of their last 5 matches, pushing them to 7-3 overall. The weekend started strong with Illinois Tech, th...

Men’s tennis splits weekend matches on road

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

January 26, 2020

A recipe for success has certainly set in for the Eastern men’s tennis team, but there is one blemish the team would like to forget. Illinois State has been a tough nut to crack in recent memory, and the Redbirds showed why again, defeating the Panthers 6-1 Friday. That now marks seven straight losse...

Men’s tennis to continue long-road stretch

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

January 23, 2020

The Eastern men’s tennis team rolls on with its long journey of being on the road with two weekend matches upcoming. The workload is not too grueling this time around, after the Panthers played four matches last weekend. Eastern is set to face Illinois State Friday at 6 p.m. and University of Illin...

Panthers end fall schedule on high note

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

November 4, 2019

After a week off, the Eastern men’s tennis team concluded its fall season schedule, and the extra time paid dividends. The Panthers competed in two matches, splitting up the team at the Chattanooga Mocs Invite and the Illinois State Fall Invite. In the Chattanooga Invite, Eastern played under...

Men’s tennis earns wins at ITA Midwest Regional

Vince Lovegine, Men's Tennis Reporter

October 21, 2019

Freddie O’Brien kicked things off in the main singles draw of the 2019 ITA Midwest Regional with a win, something he is familiar with after playing at No. 1 singles all of last season. O’Brien took home a win in his opening-round match against Clark Billnovich of Cleveland State 6-4, 7-6 (6). O'...

Jansen, men’s tennis team play well

Jansen, men’s tennis team play well

Vince Lovegine, Men's Tennis Reporter

October 14, 2019

The Eastern men’s tennis team did not find a lot of success a few years ago. But last year, and now this season so far, the Panthers’ success is starting to pile up. The Panthers are coming off the Louisville Fall Invite and the Panther Fall Invite this weekend, and the spotlight was on junio...

Men’s tennis gets ready for Louisville, home invites

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

October 10, 2019

After a week of rest, the Eastern men’s tennis team is serving up two more fall invites on the fall schedule. The Panthers will send six players to the Louisville Fall Invite that begins Friday and runs until Sunday, while the rest will compete in the Panther Fall Invite starting Friday and wrapp...

Gage Kingsmith’s shining personality stands out during different eras at Eastern

Gage Kingsmith’s shining personality stands out during different eras at Eastern

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

October 1, 2019

When Gage Kingsmith comes to mind, the first thing that stands out is his bubbly personality and his upbeat attitude. Kingsmith stuck with the Eastern men’s tennis program all three years, as he enters year four for his senior season. He has been a part of a core consisting of seniors Braden Davis ...

Men’s tennis excited to host annual Alumni Match Saturday

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

September 26, 2019

After wrapping up the Eastern Illinois Fall Invite and the Toledo Invite, the Eastern men’s tennis team will host the annual Alumni Match Saturday at 10 am. To this point, the Panthers have been busy, competing in four invites the last two weeks.  Director of tennis Chris Tolson mentioned he ...

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