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 teamâs life. The young, upstart Phoenix had a 3-1 lead over the Cougars as Paccini went to a third-set ...
Elon University head womenâs tennis coach Elizabeth Anderson said her team came up just short in the Phoenixâs 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Elon University’s women’s tennis team’s will look to seek the benefits of its baptism by fire for its top three freshman last season.
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.
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.
Sports fanatics support their favorite teams by cheering them on loudly. Tennis is different. There’s a sense of decorum.
The Elon University men’s tennis team’s season may have ended before it ever started.
The No. 3 Elon University women’s tennis team took an early exit from the Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Tennis Tournament after losing 4-1 in the semifinals to No.
Though it was looking for its second straight conference tournament championship, the Elon University men’s tennis team were eliminated in the Colonial Athletic Association semifinals by the College of William & Mary. The No.
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.
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.
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.
It’s hard to believe a team that won a conference tournament championship last season and followed it up with a 14-7 record this year would be flying under the radar, but that’s the case for the Elon University women’s tennis team. Playing in a new conference — the Colonial Athletic Association — with six freshmen, there’s an element of the unknown clouding the team. “Most of our opponents don’t know us that well and haven’t seen most of our players,” said freshman Erica Braschi. Braschi said the young roster is an advantage for the Phoenix because the new players are unfamiliar to their opponents. While they are all still freshmen, they have gained plenty of experience throughout the season.
The Elon University women’s tennis team was victorious on Senior Day, defeating North Carolina Central University 6-1. Seniors Barbora Lazarova and Maria Camara were honored before the match. “I was so nervous in the beginning,” Lazarova said.