Tennis

CAA pulls women's golf title from NC because of HB2

2/1/17 6:09pm

The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) has made its first major move in response to North Carolina’s House Bill 2, moving its neutral-site 2017 women’s golf championship out of the state. And, while Elon University released its 2017 football schedule with a game against the State University of ...

Tiebreak defeat gives men’s tennis hope for future

4/26/16 5:00pm

Four hours and 11 minutes after freshman Mario Paccini and Elon started the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) semifinal match against the College of Charleston, Paccini found himself defending for the team’s life. The young, upstart Phoenix had a 3-1 lead over the Cougars as Paccini went to a third-set ...

Women's tennis falls in CAA semis to James Madison

4/24/16 11:07am

Elon University head women’s tennis coach Elizabeth Anderson said her team came up just short in the Phoenix’s 4-3 defeat to James Madison University in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tennis championships April 23. No. 3 seeded JMU rattled off three straights singles victories to stun the No. 2 seeded Phoenix on its home courts.

Men's tennis falls in CAA semis at home to CofC

4/24/16 11:00am

The Elon University men’s tennis team lost to the College of Charleston 4-3 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) semifinals, with a 30-point tiebreaker being the decisive moment in the match. On Court No. 2, freshman Mario Paccini battled Cougar junior Rodrigo Encinas to a third set tiebreaker, then fought back and forth through a 30-point tiebreak.

Men's tennis breezes into CAA semifinals with shutout of Hofstra

4/22/16 6:36pm

The Elon University men’s tennis team cruised past Hofsta University 4-0 in the quarter-finals of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tennis championship April 22 from the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center. The Phoenix won each of its singles matches, winning in straight sets at the top four singles positions to advance to tomorrow’s semi-finals. Petar Tomic clinched the victory for the Phoenix without dropping a single point 6-0, 6-0.

Women's tennis moves on to CAA semis with win over Drexel

4/22/16 6:34pm

WINSTON-SALEM — The Elon University women’s tennis team defeated Drexel University 4-1 in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship Tournament Friday afternoon. “We were pushed against Drexel a lot,” said head coach Elizabeth Anderson.

Tennis teams on fire before CAA Tournament

4/21/16 2:00pm

As all of the schools in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) arrive on Elon’s campus, the Elon University men’s and women’s tennis teams enter the CAA Championships with some striking similarities. Both teams are on fire. The men’s team has won nine of its last 10 matches, with the lone loss a close defeat to conference foe College of Charleston.

Men's tennis Saturday doubleheader cancelled

1/21/16 3:15pm

The Elon University men's tennis team had a doubleheader scheduled for Saturday, but the impending bad weather in the area has cancelled the matches against North Carolina A&T State University and Bluefield College. The two matches were slated to be the first match of the spring season at the recently resurfaced Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.

New additions leave men's tennis ready for anything this season

1/21/16 12:00pm

While the notion of each season is a fresh slate is a stale cliché, it’s a statement of fact for the 2016 edition of the Elon University men’s tennis team. With six new freshmen and the addition of transfer junior Peter Tomic from Auburn University, the Phoenix has only two returning upperclassmen.

Column: With youth, Elon poised for postseason run

1/20/16 3:30pm

The Elon University women’s tennis team may not look experienced just by glancing at its roster. There’s just one senior and one junior. But five vital sophomores return, and the Phoenix figures to be in the top tier of Colonial Athletic Association teams once again. Last year, its inaugural campaign in the league, Elon secured the No. 3 seed in the CAA Tournament and advanced to the semifinals before falling to College of Charleston. While Barbora Lazarova, a key player on that team, is gone, the Phoenix returns its five other singles starters — four of those being sophomores. Last year, freshmen accounted for 48 of Elon’s 62 singles victories.

Column: More questions, uncertainty than ever before for Elon

1/20/16 3:30pm

With all the usual questions surrounding the start of the season, the Elon University men’s tennis team doesn’t lend many answers. Of its six singles starters from a year ago, only senior Robert Lindgren and junior Chris Humphreys return, and the six freshmen on the roster leave a lot of uncertainty for the Phoenix. All that considered, it’s hard to put an appropriate weight of expectations on the team that lost in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament semifinals last year. Lindgren’s had success — he was a second team All-Southern Conference singles player in 2014 and has a career spring doubles record of 31-24.

Women's tennis loses 4-1 in CAA semis

4/19/15 4:36am

The Elon University women’s tennis team was eliminated from the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament following a 4-1 loss to the College of Charleston Saturday. The Phoenix were unable to avenge its loss to Charleston eight days ago when it was defeated 4-3 at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center. Elon fell behind early dropping the doubles point, although junior Taylor Casey and freshman Erica Braschi gave Elon the early advantage with an 8-3 win over McAmis and Baker at No.

Men's tennis advances to CAA Tournament semis

4/18/15 1:13am

Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year senior Stefan Fortmann led the Elon University men’s tennis team past Drexel University in Friday's CAA tournament quarterfinals. The senior earned victories in singles and doubles to help blank the No.

Women's tennis team blanks Towson, advances to CAA semifinals

4/18/15 1:02am

The Elon University women’s tennis team shut out No. 6 Towson University 4-0 in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament on Friday, April 17. Senior Brabora Lazarova and freshmen Erica Braschi and Kirsten Ward picked up wins in singles against the Tigers to jump out to a tremendous start. Phoenix freshmen Olivia Lucas and Bridget Liddell doubled up senior Ayana Dow and freshmen Lucy Williams 8-4 at No.