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Eastern tennis team finds success at Illinois State

Eastern tennis team finds success at Illinois State

Parker Valentine, Tennis Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Sports

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 fall invitational. They recorded singles ten wins at the event, as well as recording wins in doubles. Al...

Panthers continuing fall season play

Panthers continuing fall season play

Parker Valentine, Women's Tennis Reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

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 freshmen. Eastern was one of six teams to attend the invite. The other five universities in attendance...

Kelly Iden making history at ITA Regional

Parker Valentine, Women's Tennis Reporter

October 19, 2016


Filed under Sports

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 Kelly Iden, junior Grace Summers and freshman Stella Cliffe are attending the meet. Iden...

Men’s tennis hosts first home match of season

Men’s tennis hosts first home match of season

Dillan Schorfheide, Men's Tennis Reporter

September 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

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 is scheduled to play McKendree University at the Darling Courts Friday at noon and Chicago State...

Kamile Stadalninkaite, leader and mentor for her teammates

Kamile Stadalninkaite, leader and mentor for her teammates

Parker Valentine, Women’s tennis reporter

September 14, 2016


Filed under Sports

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 here gives me a lot of experience, I’ve realized team unity and playing together is very important,”...

Women’s tennis team swings into action

Parker Valentine, Women's Tennis Reporter

September 12, 2016


Filed under Sports

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 Slaria, Senior Maria Moshteva, Freshman Emily Pugachevsky, Senior Kamile Stadalninkaite, and ...

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

Parker Valentine, Women's Tennis Reporter

September 8, 2016


Filed under Sports

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 singles matches and one doubles match on Friday and two doubles and one singles match Saturday. The other ...

Men’s tennis team finds a leader in Woodson

Dillan Schorfheide, Men's Tennis Reporter

September 7, 2016


Filed under Sports

  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 with my fellow juniors Grant (Reiman) and Trent (Reiman),” he said. “We also have a senior named...

Men’s tennis team prepares for season

Men’s tennis team prepares for season

Dillan Schorfheide, Men's Tennis Reporter

August 30, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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

Kercheval pursues degree while coaching

Bob Reynolds, Sports Editor

October 12, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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...

Women’s tennis team splits dual matches over weekend

Bob Reynolds, Sports Editor

September 28, 2015


Filed under Sports

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 to Missouri Valley Conference opponent St. Louis. Eastern opened the morning with a 4-3 win over Mur...

Tennis team begins fall season with success

Tennis team begins fall season with success

Sean Hastings, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2014


Filed under Sports

The Eastern women’s tennis team started its fall season winning the No. 1 doubles title at the SIU Edwardsville Invitational Sunday. The women went a combined 12-7 in singles and 9-3 in doubles action in Edwardsville. Senior Sephora Boulbahaiem and freshman Grace Summers paired up and hit past...

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