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Kercheval taking on tennis director challenges

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Tennis Reporter

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

Men’s tennis team ready for season

Eastern sophomore Freddie O’Brien returns a ball at a team practice in October. O’Brien had a 4-5 record in singles play for the Panthers last season.

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

January 9, 2018

The Eastern Men’s Tennis team had its struggles over the course of last season, piling up only five wins in 24 matches. An encouraging sign in the eyes of the Panthers is they won their last two matches of the season against Hanover and Illinois-Springfield. Eastern coach Sam Kercheval said it w...

Men’s tennis team prepares for season

Junior Trent Reiman returns the ball during his singles match against Belmont’s Toby Nicholson on Friday, April 1, 2016, at the Darling Courts. Reiman defeated Nicholson, 6-2, 7-5.

Dillan Schorfheide, Men's Tennis Reporter

August 30, 2016

The Eastern men’s tennis team is getting ready to start its season on Sept. 16. The team has already started practices and is close to its first matches of the new season. There are nine players on the team, four of which are returning from last season. The other five players are freshmen. These...

Kercheval pursues degree while coaching

Men's tennis coach, Sam Kercheval speaks with senior players Rui Silva (left) and Ryan Henderson (right) during practice last Wednesday at Darling Courts.

Bob Reynolds, Sports Editor

October 12, 2015

Sam Kercheval came to Eastern to coach the men’s tennis team, but he is also pursuing his master’s degree in sports administration at Eastern. Kercheval said Eastern was a great fit for him to get going in the college coaching ranks. “There is also a great benefit from the location, as I...

Men’s tennis seniors compete in challenger qualifier

Sean Hastings, Assistant Sports Editor

October 11, 2015

The seniors on the Eastern men’s tennis team traveled to Champaign to compete in a pre-qualifying event for the ATP Challenger next month hosted by Illinois. The winner of the tournament earns a wild card spot in next month’s ATP professional challenger also hosted by Illinois. The qualifier...

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