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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...

Men’s tennis team picks up win on Senior Day

Men’s tennis team picks up win on Senior Day

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

April 15, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Showcase, Sports

Eastern Coach Sam Kercheval’s birthday was last Thursday, and seniors Grant and Trent Reiman said it would be great to get Kercheval a win. The Panthers got one, with a 4-3 win over Marian Saturday in its final regular season match. Eastern fell one win short from tying its most win total since 2...

Men’s tennis team finding groove in singles

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

  In singles competition over the last couple years, the Eastern men’s tennis team has seen improvement from its younger and older players. For sophomore Freddie O’Brien, in his freshman year, he earned four wins at the No. 1 singles position. This year, he has already improved that by...

Men’s tennis team drops final OVC match

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

April 8, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

  In its final Ohio Valley Conference match of the spring season, the Eastern men’s tennis team came up short losing at Austin Peay 5-2. The Panthers fell to 5-16 overall and 1-5 in the OVC standings, but they still have a tournament spot locked up despite the loss. Austin Peay improved...

Eastern ready for last OVC match

Eastern ready for last OVC match

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

April 5, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Showcase, Sports

With one more Ohio Valley Conference match remaining, the Eastern men’s tennis team is heading to  Austin Peay for its final road of the season Saturday. The Panthers picked up their first conference win in over two years against Tennessee State last weekend, and with a struggling Governors team, this...

Woodson, Kingsmith starting to click for Eastern

Woodson, Kingsmith starting to click for Eastern

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

  The duo of sophomore Gage Kingsmith and senior Jared Woodson have been one of the forces for the Eastern men’s tennis team in doubles play competition this season. With Kingsmith and Woodson earning its fifth win this spring in doubles play against Tennessee State, they are 3-1 in in conference...

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