Tennis


NEWS 4/18/15 1:02am

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

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.


NEWS 4/16/15 4:35pm

Women’s tennis enters CAA Tournament with young talent

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.


NEWS 4/10/15 9:59pm

Women's tennis falls 4-3 to College of Charleston

The Elon University women’s tennis team allowed three unanswered points to lose 4-3 to close its match against the College of Charleston. “I think we can learn from this and maybe be more disciplined on the court and a little smarter with our strategies,” head coach Elizabeth Anderson said.


NEWS 4/4/15 9:20pm

Men's tennis team loses 5-2 on Senior Day

It was a difficult Senior Day for the Elon University men’s tennis team as it lost 5-2 to in-state rivals University of North Carolina at Charlotte today. Elon’s six seniors: Stefan Fortmann, Brian Kowalski, Christopher Geaslen, Jordan Kaufman, Juan Madrid and Dan Sablik were honored before the match with a collage from head coach Michael Leonard and posters from his two daughters. They’re close with my family and that’s what you want,” Leonard said.


NEWS 4/3/15 12:16am

Men's tennis defeats Davidson 4-3

The Elon University men’s tennis team defeated Davidson College 4-3 on Thursday to capture its 12th straight victory over its in-state rival. The Phoenix jumped out to an early lead with wins at No.


NEWS 4/2/15 12:02pm

Elon women’s tennis extends win streak to seven

With a seven-match winning streak and 11 wins in its last 12 matches, the Elon University women’s tennis team is peaking at the final stretch of the season. “We’re really clicking together as a team, especially in the bigger matches,” head coach Elizabeth Anderson said.“We have a little bit of a break now, so we’re just trying to regroup and get ready for the rest of the season.” The Phoenix came off an undefeated weekend in Hilton Head, South Carolina, March 23-24 after beating North Central College, Savannah State University and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.


NEWS 3/12/15 8:49pm

Men breeze by Longwood, win 6-1

The Elon University men’s tennis team cruised past Longwood University 6-1 on Thursday, March 12. “We haven’t really gotten on a roll yet, but hopefully this can start things for us,” said senior Brian Kowalski. The Phoenix jumped ahead from the beginning by taking the doubles point.


NEWS 3/12/15 1:11pm

Freshman Luck quietly winning for Elon tennis

Soft-spoken Josh Luck is more likely to be seen than heard on the court, though the freshman is still making plenty of noise, winning four of his last five singles matches for the Elon University men’s tennis team. Luck won his fourth straight March 7 ,defeating North Carolina Central University’s Jamal Hoyte in straight sets at No.