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No. 35 Shockers cruise past South Alabama 4-0

No. 35 Shockers cruise past South Alabama 4-0

Sam Belsan, Reporter
February 24
Filed under Sports, Tennis

The Wichita State women’s tennis team, ranked 35th nationally, broke their three-match losing streak on Friday beating South Alabama 4-0. After losing to KU 2-5, Cornell 3-4 and Arkansas 0-4 all in the last week, the Shockers were looking for an opportunity to start a new winning streak. The ...

Shockers fall to Jayhawks 5-2

Shockers fall to Jayhawks 5-2

Sam Belsan, Reporter
February 18
Filed under Sports, Tennis

Friday’s matchup with KU did not end well for the Wichita State women’s tennis team. The Shockers lost 5-2 to the Jayhawks, losing the doubles point and four singles matches. “Across the board [KU] played well, so they took it to us pretty good in the doubles and even in the singles,” he...

Tennis teams go one-and-one

Tennis teams go one-and-one

Matt Hopper, Reporter
January 30
Filed under Sports, Tennis

Men’s and women’s tennis both gained redeeming victories on Sunday after being beaten in their first matches of the ITA Kick-off. Women’s tennis fell to TCU Horn Frogs in the first round 4-0. Last year, the Shockers lost to the Horn Frogs in the first round of the NCAA Tournament 4-3, a closely...

Men’s tennis falls in Lubbock

Men’s tennis falls in Lubbock

Matt Hopper, Reporter
January 22
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Uncategorized

Rain in Orlando gave the Shockers a chance to face-off against No. 23 Texas Tech on Saturday. The Red Raiders were added to the men’s tennis schedule a week before the match would take place - short notice when compared to the schedule that has been planned through April. “Friday night I wa...

Men’s tennis emerges as competitors in professional tournament

Men’s tennis emerges as competitors in professional tournament

Matt Hopper, Reporter
November 3
Filed under Sports, Tennis

Over the weekend, Wichita State men’s tennis began play in Birmingham, Alabama, at the United States Tennis Association Futures Player’s Choice Open. The USTA Futures circuit is the lowest ranking professional tournament that college and professionals can compete in to increase their ranking and...

Devilliers No. 1 win highlights ITA All American

Devilliers No. 1 win highlights ITA All American

Matt Hopper, Reporter
October 10
Filed under Sports, Tennis

Wichita State men’s and women’s tennis both collected wins over top opponents this past week when they competed in the ITA All-American tournament  — one of the most competitive tournaments in college tennis. Men’s tennis battled in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where all five Shockers began in the pre-qualifying...

Men’s and women’s tennis begin season

Matt Hopper
September 15
Filed under Sports, Tennis

The men’s tennis team ended its spring season with a first round loss in the NCAA tournament to Arkansas after winning the Missouri Valley Conference Championship. Five Shockers travel this weekend to Midland, Texas, to compete in the Midland Fall Invitational. Senior Jocelyn Devilliers and sopho...

Dual champions

Dual champions

Grant Cohen
May 2
Filed under News, Sports, Tennis

Having not lost a match since February – Wichita State’s longest winning streak since 1993 – holding a conference winning streak dating back to 2008, and a seven year reign as Missouri Valley Conference Champions, the WSU women’s tennis team had a fair share of motivations on Friday in the MVC Tourna...

Women’s tennis gears up for final event of year

John Smith
November 5
Filed under Sports, Tennis

The Wichita State women’s tennis team travels Friday to Dallas for the Hidden Duals hosted by Southern Methodist University, the final tournament of the season.The same eight players who participated in the June Stewart Invitational in Nashville will lead the Shockers. Previously injured junior Ale...

Men’s, women’s tennis perform strong in tourneys

John Smith
October 26
Filed under Sports, Tennis

Both the men’s and the women’s tennis teams left lasting impressions in their respective events, as the 2015 portion of the season nears the end.The men’s team — in what is their last event of the season — swept the day Saturday, defeating all three teams visiting the Sheldon Coleman Tennis...

Men’s, women’s tennis teams prep for big weekend events

John Smith
October 22
Filed under Sports, Tennis

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams are gearing up for big competitions this weekend as the winter break for both teams approaches, and gives each one a chance for some relaxation until January.On the men’s side, the upcoming event will be the first home matches of the season, taking place ...

Men’s tennis fights hard in Fayetteville

John Smith
October 19
Filed under Sports, Tennis

The men’s tennis team performed well in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regionals in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with two doubles teams advancing to the round of 16 before getting eliminated Saturday.While the team was unable to repeat the success of last year, where they took the doubles championship...