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Close bonds led De Wilder to Eastern

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

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...

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

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.
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

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 looks to end losing skid Friday

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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.
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...

Men’s tennis struggles continue in defeat at Oral Roberts

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...

Men’s tennis hits rough patch, loses 2 straight

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...

Panthers end fall schedule on high note

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...

Men’s tennis earns wins at ITA Midwest Regional

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...

Jansen, men’s tennis team play well

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Max Pilipovic-Kljajic nails a serve to his opponent and completes his follow-through. Pilipovic-Kljajic competed in the Eastern Illinois Fall Invite Sept. 20 and 21 at the Darling Courts.
October 14, 2019

The Eastern men’s tennis team did not find a lot of success a few years ago. But last year, and now this season so far, the Panthers’ success is starting to pile up. The Panthers are coming off...

Gage Kingsmith’s shining personality stands out during different eras at Eastern

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Gage Kingsmith returns a hit with a forehand strike of his own. Eastern lost to Jacksonville State 6-1 at the Darling Courts in March.
October 1, 2019

When Gage Kingsmith comes to mind, the first thing that stands out is his bubbly personality and his upbeat attitude. Kingsmith stuck with the Eastern men’s tennis program all three years, as he enters...

Men’s tennis excited to host annual Alumni Match Saturday

September 26, 2019

After wrapping up the Eastern Illinois Fall Invite and the Toledo Invite, the Eastern men’s tennis team will host the annual Alumni Match Saturday at 10 am. To this point, the Panthers have been busy,...

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