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Papavasilopoulos’ great season leads to Oracles Master’s selection

July 9, 2019

Sam Kercheval knew Rachel Papavasilopoulos was an important part of the Eastern women’s tennis team’s lineup for the OVC tournament. Kercheval, the former director of tennis at Eastern before...

Women’s tennis improves over second half of season

April 24, 2018

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...

Women’s tennis ready for Jacksonville State

Sophomore Stella Cliffe returns the ball in her doubles match with partner Grace Summers against Belmont March 30 at the Darling Courts. The Panthers open the OVC Tournament this weekend.
April 19, 2018

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...

Summers sets Eastern record, celebrates Senior Day

April 15, 2018

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,...

Different backgrounds shape Panthers

Sophomore Stella Cliffe hits a forehand in her doubles match with partner Grace Summers. Cliffe and Summers won 6-4. The women’s tennis team does not have a player from Illinois, but all agree the different backgrounds have helped them grow together.
April 3, 2018

Eastern is no stranger to international and out-of-state athletes. These athletes have made names for themselves as Panthers and have become key players for their respective teams. For example, Grace...

Women’s tennis team gets two big wins at home

Sophomore Emily Pugachevsky hits a forehand back to her Belmont opponent in her singles match Friday at the Darling Courts. Pugachevsky won 6-4, 6-4 to help the Panthers to a 5-2 win over the Bruins.
April 1, 2018

Even with April Fool’s Day a day away, the women’s tennis team was not joking around this weekend and won both of its home matches on Friday and Saturday. With two important conference wins over...

Kercheval taking on tennis director challenges

March 29, 2018

Sam Kercheval has twice now stepped in to help coach the women’s tennis team, both times after the team’s coach left, but he likes the challenge it presents him to manage both. Kercheval, the interim...

Eastern handles Cougars 6-1 in tennis

March 20, 2018

With a 6-1 victory over Southern Illinois Edwardsville Tuesday, Eastern’s women’s tennis team won its second straight OVC match to start conference play 2-0 this spring. Last year, Southern Illinois...

Eastern opens OVC play with win

March 18, 2018

With the score tied 3-3, freshman Claire Martin found herself in position to earn the winning point for Eastern’s women’s tennis team Friday and did so in straight sets to give Eastern a conference-opening...

Long road trip ahead for women’s tennis team

February 8, 2018

Eastern’s women’s tennis team has less time to celebrate its first two victories than it normally would because the Panthers have to get ready for three matches this weekend, instead of the usual two...

Eastern succeeds at ITA regionals

Freshman Karla Contreras returns the ball to Abby Carpenter in practice Sept. 21 at the Darling Courts. Eastern players competed in the regional over the weekend.
October 17, 2017

With the Midwestern ITA regionals at the University of Michigan wrapping up, Eastern’s women’s tennis team is back in Charleston, but not without leaving their mark in Michigan. The Panthers combined...

Tennis player fueled by faith

Freshman Karla Contreras returns the ball back to junior Abby Carpenter at practice Sept. 21 in the Darling Courts. Contreras said her faith and religion is what keeps her positive.
October 3, 2017

Warm, muggy-morning training and long afternoons of homework. That was the life of Eastern freshman Karla Contreras. Contreras hails from downtown Panama City, Panama. She comes from an environment where...

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