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WOMEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS CHAMPIONS FOR 2019

One last round of congratulations for the women’s tennis champions in the divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog: 

georgia gwinnettNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

National Champions – GEORGIA GWINNETT COLLEGE GRIZZLIES (Four-peat) 

Runners-Up – Keiser University Seahawks

2018 Champions – Georgia Gwinnett College Grizzlies 

Barry Buccaneers logoNCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) DIVISION TWO

National Champions – BARRY UNIVERSITY BUCCANEERS (Three-peat)

Runners-Up – Lynn University Fighting Knights

2018 Champions – Barry University Buccaneers  Continue reading

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COLLEGE TENNIS CHAMPIONS FOR 2019

One final round of congratulations for the 2019 college tennis champions in the divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog. I’ll cover the women’s champions separately.  

georgia gwinnettNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

National Champions – GEORGIA GWINNETT COLLEGE GRIZZLIES (SIX-peat) 

Runners-Up – Xavier University at New Orleans Gold Rush

2018 Champions – Georgia Gwinnett College Grizzlies  

Campbellsville Tigers logoNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association)

National Champions – CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TIGERS

Runners-Up – Ottawa University (AZ) Spirit

2018 Champions – Campbellsville University Tigers Continue reading

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XAVIER (LA) GOLD RUSH WIN FOUR OF FIVE VERSUS NCAA DIVISION ONE

XAVIERLANEW ORLEANS — For the fourth time in its last five attempts, Xavier University of Louisiana has defeated the University of New Orleans in men’s tennis.
      Tushar Mandlekar and Karan Salwan won in doubles and singles, and Antoine Richard and Moses Micheal saved the doubles point in the Gold Rush’s 4-3 victory at UNO Monday.
     XULA (11-5), ranked second in the NAIA, snapped a 2-dual losing streak but won its third in a row against an NCAA Division I opponent. It was the Gold Rush regular-season finale; next will be a May 17 dual match in the second round of the NAIA National Championship at Mobile, Ala. The NAIA will announce the 24 qualifying teams May 8 and the pairings and seedings May 9. Continue reading

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COLLEGE TENNIS CHAMPIONS FOR 2014: MEN

Here’s one last round of congratulations for the 2014 college tennis champions in the divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog.

georgia gwinnettNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

National Champions – GEORGIA GWINNETT COLLEGE GRIZZLIES (in both men’s AND women’s)

Runners-Up – EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY EAGLES

2013 Champions – EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY EAGLES  

azusa pacificNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association)

National Champions – AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY COUGARS

Runners-Up – MCMURRY UNIVERSITY WARHAWKS

2013 Champions – AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY COUGARS Continue reading

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COLLEGE TENNIS CHAMPIONS FOR 2014 (WOMEN)

georgia gwinnettNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

National Champions – GEORGIA GWINNETT COLLEGE GRIZZLIES

Runners-Up – EMBRY- RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY EAGLES

2013 Champions – AUBURN UNIVERSITY AT MONTGOMERY WARHAWKS (formerly the Senators) Continue reading

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RAILSPLITTERS TENNIS DEFEATS THE MARS HILL LIONS IN THE QUARTERFINALS

The no. 4 seed Lincoln Memorial University men’s tennis team had to battle back Wednesday afternoon to  defeat no. 5 seed Mars Hill College 5-2 in the quarterfinals of the 2011 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Now 13-5 overall, the no. 4 seed LMU men are set for their second consecutive Continue reading

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RAILSPLITTERS MEN AND WOMEN ON COURSE FOR POSTSEASON

HARROGATE, TN – The Lincoln Memorial University men’s and women’s tennis teams both took another closer to having an opportunity to defend their 2010 South Atlantic Conference Tournament titles on Saturday afternoon with a pair of victories over Catawba College.

Less than a year ago, the LMU men won the Continue reading

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GOLD NUGGETS PICK UP DIVISION ONE TRANSFERS

NEW ORLEANS — Women’s tennis players Yazmin Hooper of Corona, Calif., and Kourtney Howell of Cypress, Texas, have transferred to Xavier University of Louisiana from NCAA Division I schools and signed athletic scholarships.
Hooper, a 2009 graduate of Corona’s Santiago High School, transferred from Howard University. Howell, a 2010 graduate of Cypress Woods High School, transferred from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Hooper, a left-hander, was a California Bowl girls 16 singles champion and helped Continue reading

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WOMEN’S TENNIS: ALVERNO INFERNO FINISHES THEIR FALL SEASON

 MADISON, Wis. — The Alverno College tennis team concluded its season at the  2010 Northern Athletics Conference Individual Championship this weekend at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison.

Sophomore Abigail Kohal (Wauwatosa, Wis./West) advanced the furthest in
the singles play, reaching the semifinals of the B-flight tournament before falling to Aurora University‘s Elizabeth Pfaff in two sets, 7-5, 6-3.

Kohal’s three wins in the tournament doubled her season win total,
finishing up 2010 at 6-12 in singles play.

“Abigail played the best tennis she’s played all season,” Alverno head
coach Erin Felber said.

Gabby Allen (Milwaukee/Bay View) made it to the quarterfinals of the
B-flight tournament, also losing to Pfaff. Allen won the first set 6-2,
before dropping the second set 7-6 on a 10-5 tiebreaker, and then being
edged out in the third set 7-5.

With her two tournament wins, Allen finished the season with a team-best
singles record of 9-7.

Senior Sherquila Riley (Milwaukee/Washington) was the only other Inferno
player to pick up a win in singles play. Riley won her first match of
the C-flight tournament, 8-5, over MSOE‘s Marguerite Wellstein before
falling to eventual runner-up Emily Hereford of Dominican University,
8-0, in the round of 16.

Riley closed out the season at 7-9 in singles play.

In doubles action, Kohal teamed up with Andrea Derrick (Greenfield,
Wis.) and received the B-flight tournament’s top seed. The duo advanced
to the semifinals, before falling to Marian University‘s fourth-seeded
team of Rachel Brotz and Rebecca Hezcko, 8-2.

“Andrea and Abigail played great together at doubles. They worked and
communicated well with each other and they fought hard until the end.”

Alverno–in just its second season of intercollegiate
competition–finished the season with a 5-9 overall mark, and was tied
for eighth at 4-7 in the NAC standings, just a win back of making the
NAC team tournament in the spring.

“I’m very proud of the improvements we made throughout the season. We’ve
come a long way from last year and the Alverno tennis program is headed
in the right direction.”

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THE ALVERNO INFERNO HAVE BURNED THROUGH THE REGULAR SEASON; HOPE TO INCINERATE POST-SEASON OPPONENTS

In women’s college tennis, the Alverno Inferno closed out the regular season with a win over the Mt Mary College Blue Angels. The following courtesy of Alverno Sports Information:

MILWAUKEE — All four seniors on the Alverno College tennis team picked up victories en route to a 6-3 victory over visiting Mt. Mary College in
a nonconference match on Senior Day at Humboldt Park in Milwaukee.

“Awesome!” Alverno head coach Erin Felber said. “What a great win for
the seniors and a great team win.”

Trailing 3-2, the Inferno seniors won the last four matches of the dual
to seal the victory in the final team event of the fall season.

Amanda Almquist (Greenfield, Wis.) tied things up with a 6-1, 6-1
victory at No. 1 singles, setting the momentum of the match in Alverno’s favor. The next match to finish was at No. 5 singles as Sherquila Riley (Milwaukee/Washington) won a marathon of a match 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 including an 11-9 tiebreaker in the final set.

Gabby Allen (Milwaukee/Bay view) then clinched the team victory with her 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 win at No. 3 singles to improve her record to 7-6 on the season.

In the middle of a battle herself, Andrea Derrick’s (Greenfield, Wis.)
No. 4 singles match went to a third set 10-point tiebreaker with the
team result already decided. Derrick took the first set 6-4 before
dropping the second set 7-5. She then completed the senior sweep in
singles play taking the third set 10-7.

In doubles play the Inferno took two of the three matches to begin play
with wins at No. 2 and 3 doubles. Allen and Almquist picked up their
seventh victory of the season with an 8-5 win at the two-spot. Riley
teamed up with freshman Devon Wiseman (Wauwatosa, Wis./West) for the 8-5 win and eighth victory of the season at the three-spot.

Tonight was the final team match of the season for the Inferno (5-9)
before the 2010 Northern Athletics Conference Individual Championship
Tournament this weekend at Nielsen Tennis Center in Madison. The
visiting Blue Angels dropped to 3-10 on the season.

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