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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,”...

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...

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...

Different backgrounds shape Panthers

Different backgrounds shape Panthers

Dillan Schofheide, Women's Tennis Reporter

April 3, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Showcase, Sports

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 Lennox, the senior point guard on the women’s basketball team, is from Hobart, Tasmania. But...

Women’s tennis team gets two big wins at home

Women’s tennis team gets two big wins at home

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Tennis Reporter

April 1, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Showcase, Sports

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 Belmont (6-12, 2-4) and Tennessee State (12-6, 1-4), Eastern (10-10, 4-1) was able to go into Easter...

Kercheval taking on tennis director challenges

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Tennis Reporter

March 29, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

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 director of tennis, has been the coach of the men’s tennis team at Eastern since being named...

Eastern handles Cougars 6-1 in tennis

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Tennis Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

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 Edwardsville (0-13, 0-2) defeated Eastern (8-9, 2-0) by the same 6-1 score en route to the Cougar...

Eastern opens OVC play with win

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Tennis Reporter

March 18, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

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 victory. Martin’s 7-6, 6-3 victory over Jacksonville State’s Marine Alberteau saved East...

Long road trip ahead for women’s tennis team

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Tennis Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

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 matches. Eastern plays Indiana Friday, Bradley Saturday and Indianapolis Sunday. This marks th...

Eastern succeeds at ITA regionals

Eastern succeeds at ITA regionals

Parker Valentine, Tennis Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

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 for six wins in qualifying action. Sophomores Stella Cliffe and Emily Pugachevsky and freshman Rach...

Tennis player fueled by faith

Tennis player fueled by faith

Parker Valentine, Tennis Reporter

October 3, 2017


Filed under Men's Tennis, Showcase, Sports

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 sky scrapers reign supreme, and so the rural area of Charleston is a bit different than what she is ...

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