The Daily Eastern News

Close bonds led De Wilder to Eastern

Vince Lovergine, Men’s Tennis Reporter

March 8, 2020

Senior Gertjan De Wilder came to America from his hometown of Machelen, Belgium, not knowing any English and his goal was to change that. That indeed happened when De Wilder started playing junior college tennis at Cypress College in California. With De Wilder speaking Dutch (his first language)...

Men’s tennis team faced hard times in February

Vince Lovergine, Men’s Tennis Reporter

March 1, 2020

The month of February was not all too kind for the Eastern men’s tennis team and for the start of March, it has not started out promising either. The Panthers have two matches this weekend, facing Green Bay and Chicago State, both resulting in losses, 7-0 to the Phoenix and 4-2 to the Cougars. ...

Men’s tennis team looks to bounce back, snap losing streak

Men’s tennis team looks to bounce back, snap losing streak

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

February 26, 2020

A promising start to the season has been quickly erased for the Eastern men’s tennis team over the last couple weeks, and it could be the right time for them to bounce back. The Panthers have lost five consecutive matches and sit at 7-6 this year, after starting 5-0. Eastern squares off against Gr...

O’Brien earns OVC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week

Vince Lovergine, Men’s Tennis Reporter

February 25, 2020

Senior Freddie O’Brien has been a staple for the Eastern men’s tennis team in recent years and that earned him OVC Player of The Week for his efforts against Northern Kentucky and Northern Illinois. O'Brien slotted in the No. 1 singles position for Eastern as he posted a 1-1 record for that week...

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'...

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