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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...

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'...

Jansen, men’s tennis team play well

Jansen, men’s tennis team play well

Vince Lovegine, Men's Tennis Reporter

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 the Louisville Fall Invite and the Panther Fall Invite this weekend, and the spotlight was on junio...

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

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

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

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 year four for his senior season. He has been a part of a core consisting of seniors Braden Davis ...

Men’s tennis excited to host annual Alumni Match Saturday

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

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, competing in four invites the last two weeks.  Director of tennis Chris Tolson mentioned he ...

Men’s tennis dominates in Fall Invite at Darling Courts

Men’s tennis dominates in Fall Invite at Darling Courts

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

September 23, 2019

The Eastern men’s tennis team had another busy weekend on its hands, hosting the Eastern Illinois Fall Invite, while also competing in the Toledo Men’s Rocket Invite. The Panthers are displaying that dominance the team had a year ago, as senior Freddie O’Brien and junior Mike Jansen both earn...

Men’s tennis has solid outings to start fall season

Men’s tennis has solid outings to start fall season

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

September 16, 2019

The men’s tennis team welcomed eight freshmen to the roster, and the team’s core from last season is still intact. Eastern had a tremendous season last year, notching 14 wins, which is the most since 1995, and the team won its first Ohio Valley Conference tournament match since 2004.  The foc...

Men’s tennis team finishes stellar year

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

April 28, 2019

Eastern’s men’s tennis team improved upon a 6-17 record from last year to having the most wins it has had in 24 years (14). The Panthers reached the OVC tournament for the second consecutive year, and the story keeps getting better. Eastern went up against No. 4 Austin Peay in Nashville...

Eastern men’s tennis team wins two of three matches over weekend

Eastern men’s tennis team wins two of three matches over weekend

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

April 8, 2019

Usually it will take a couple of years for a new head coach to turn things around, but that is not the case for the Eastern men’s tennis team. Interim director of tennis Chris Tolson has changed the landscape of Eastern men’s tennis in just one season. Last year, the Panthers finished with six wi...

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