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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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Fifth year senior Max Pilipovic-Kljajic is a computer science major from Brisbane, Australia, practicing his serve and is currently attending Eastern Illinois University

EIU tennis siblings’ journey from Australia

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter February 28, 2024

There is a sibling duo on EIU’s tennis team that has made the trek from the sun-bleached courts of eastern Australia to the significantly less sun-bleached courts of Eastern Illinois.   Fifth-year...

Head Coach Robin Cambier (mens and womens tennis) during pratice on wed Feb 14, 2024, helping players improve skills Macfee on Eastern Illinois University in Charleston Ill ©

EIU tennis coach with varied past: Robin Cambier

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter February 22, 2024

Spring had given way to summertime in the Belgian town of Dilbeek.   It was the late 1990s, and a 6-year-old boy by the name of Robin Cambier had just finished preschool and joined a tennis camp...

Junior Addison Brown plays doubles vs Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on the Rex Darling Courts Saturday afternoon. Brown loses in her doubles match against the Cougars 6-1.

Golf, tennis finish 2023 seasons

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 27, 2023

Eastern’s men’s and women’s golf and women’s tennis teams all represented EIU at their respective Ohio Valley Conference Championships over the last week and a half. Take a look at how the teams...

Senior Brittany Steven plays against the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars during the womens tennis Senior Day at the Rex Darling Courts Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost 5-2 to the Cougars.

EIU spring sports update

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 14, 2023

Spring sports here at Eastern have been well underway the last few months. Let’s take a look at the standings and records of EIU’s spring sports: Baseball The EIU baseball team has a current overall...

The baseball, softball, and women’s and men’s tennis teams will play games over spring break.

Eastern sports to be on the lookout for over Spring Break

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor March 10, 2023

When Spring Break rolls around, it means all spring sports are in the swing of things. Here are some of Eastern’s athletics to watch and keep track of over the break:   Baseball EIU’s...

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Freshman Pau Riera goes for a return in a match at the Eastern Illinois Fall Invite in Fall 2019 at Darling Courts.

Men’s tennis finds success during home match

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor October 3, 2022

Eastern’s men’s tennis team hosted Southern Indiana and Lewis University last Friday and Saturday at the EIU Panther Hidden Dual. EIU had wins in both the doubles and singles categories. On the...

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...

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...

Eastern senior Gertjan De Wilder attempts a backhand shot in the Eastern Illinois Fall Invite last September at the Darling Courts during a doubles match. The men’s tennis team plays at Green Bay Saturday at 9 p.m.

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...

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...

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...

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Max Pilipovic-Kljajic reaches out to nail a backhand return to his opponent. Eastern takes on Northern Kentucky Friday and hopes to end a losing skid.

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...

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