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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Jeremy Kurzinski, an alum of Eastern, plays tennis against his friend on the tennis courts behind Thomas Hall on Thursday afternoon. Kurzinski said they come out twice a week to play tennis or basketball. He said that he also comes out to support the basketball team when they have home games.

FEATURE PHOTO: Thomas Hall tennis

Mery Fleming, Contributing photographer September 12, 2019

Jeremy Kurzinski, an alum of Eastern, plays tennis against his friend on the tennis courts behind Thomas Hall on Thursday afternoon. Kurzinski said they come out twice a week to play tennis or basketball....

Sophomore Emily Pugachevsky returns the ball to Abby Carpenter in practice Sept. 21 at the Darling Courts. Eastern played at Illinois State this weekend.

Eastern tennis team finds success at Illinois State

Parker Valentine, Tennis Reporter October 22, 2017

The Eastern women’s tennis team completed their fall season in dominant fashion over the weekend. The Panthers were in Normal Saturday and Sunday at Illinois State University for the annual Redbird...

Junior Abby Carpenter backhands the ball to freshman Karla Contreras and sophomore Emily Pugachevsky at practice Thursday. Eastern is playing its fall season. Eastern just finished play over the weekend at the Bradley Fall Invitational and will have the EIU Alumni match Saturday.

Panthers continuing fall season play

Parker Valentine, Women's Tennis Reporter September 25, 2017

Eastern’s women’s tennis team continued its fall season in Peoria over the weekend at the annual Bradley Fall invitational. The Panthers found success at the event, especially from two of their...

Kelly Iden making history at ITA Regional

Parker Valentine, Women's Tennis Reporter October 19, 2016

The diversity in class of the Panther players at this year’s Intercollegiate Tennis Association regional at Michigan State University, shows the depth of the Eastern women’s tennis team this year. Senior...

Freshman Marko Stefan Janjusic returns the ball during a preseason practice at Darling Tennis Courts. Janjusic and teammate Braden Davis share the top records for the Panthers at 2-1.

Men’s tennis hosts first home match of season

Dillan Schorfheide, Men's Tennis Reporter September 29, 2016

After its first matches of the year at Valparaiso, the Eastern Men’s tennis team is hosting an invitational this weekend at the Darling Courts. The matches will be played on Friday and Saturday. Eastern...

Justin Brown | The Daily Eastern News Senior Kamile Stadalninkaite practices on Wednesday at the Darling Tennis Courts. One of three seniors on the team, Stadalninkaite is helping to mentor he teammates.

Kamile Stadalninkaite, leader and mentor for her teammates

Parker Valentine, Women’s tennis reporter September 14, 2016

One of three seniors on the women’s tennis team, senior Kamile Stadalninkaite finds herself in a position to both be a leader on the team as well as mentor her younger teammates. “Three full years...

Women’s tennis team swings into action

Parker Valentine, Women's Tennis Reporter September 12, 2016

The women’s tennis team opened play on Saturday and after weather forced the invite to a two-day format, the Panther’s finished play on Sunday afternoon. Freshman Stella Cliffe, Sophomore Shristi...

Women’s tennis team to open season at SIUE this weekend

Parker Valentine, Women's Tennis Reporter September 8, 2016

The Eastern women’s tennis team has a few new faces on its roster this season, and Coach Emily Wang will get her first look at her team this weekend at the SIUE invitational. The Panthers play two...

Men’s tennis team finds a leader in Woodson

Dillan Schorfheide , Men's Tennis Reporter September 7, 2016

  With the men’s tennis season fast-approaching, junior Jared Woodson is embracing his role as a leader alongside his teammates. “I get the privilege to be a leader on this team, along...

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.

Men’s tennis team prepares for season

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...

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

Kercheval pursues degree while coaching

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...

Women’s tennis team splits dual matches over weekend

Bob Reynolds, Sports Editor September 28, 2015

The Eastern women’s tennis team split two matches over the weekend at Darling Courts in Charleston. The Panthers earned a win against fellow Ohio Valley Conference opponent Murray State, but fell...

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