Tennis

Elon men's tennis falls short in NCAA Tournament

5/10/14 4:22pm

DURHAM — The Elon University men’s tennis team’s season came to an end on Saturday, May 10, with a 4-1 loss to the University of Tennessee in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. “The players competed hard, they battled,” Elon head coach Michael Leonard.

Roller coaster ride: Elon prepares for first NCAAs

5/7/14 6:25pm

As the clear-cut favorite in the Southern Conference heading into the 2014 spring season, the Elon University women’s tennis team had high expectations after falling just short of a conference title in 2013. After a program-best 21 wins in 2013, Elon advanced to the championship match of the SoCon Tournament, where it faced the College of Charleston, winner of the previous five SoCon titles.  The Phoenix, playing on its home court at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center, fought back against the Cougars after trailing early but ultimately lost, 4-3. In 2014, the Cougars left for the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), which opened the door for the Phoenix.  Since Elon will be leaving for the CAA in 2015, the feeling around the team was 2014 was the year to win.  But after an inconsistent start to the year, that feeling was nearly lost. The Phoenix began the year 0-4 after losses to ranked teams in No.

Men's tennis to build on success in NCAAs

5/7/14 6:25pm

Teams don’t reach their preseason goals every year.  Injuries and other variables often shake things up in unimaginable ways, prompting the phrase, “That’s why they play the games.”  But the Elon University men’s tennis team achieved its goal of winning the Southern Conference Tournament and making the NCAA Tournament in perhaps the easiest way possible.

Frida Jansaker named SoCon Player of the Month

5/6/14 8:52pm

Senior Elon University women’s tennis player Frida Jansaker added to her list of accolades for the 2014 season May 6, as the Southern Conference announced that she was named Player of Month for the month of April. Jansaker, who was named to the All-SoCon second team, went 8-0 in singles and 6-2 in doubles play in the month of April.  The senior went undefeated at the SoCon Tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn., in mid-April, where Elon captured its first championship in program history. Jansaker’s performance at the tournament earned her Most Outstanding Player honors, capping off an impressive season in which she posted a record of 17-4 in singles play at the No.

Elon Men's and Women's Tennis teams get NCAA tournament draws

4/29/14 8:14pm

The Elon University Men's and Women's Tennis teams received their opponents for the NCAA Tournament first round matches at an NCAA Tennis Championships Selection Show viewing party on Tuesday afternoon. The Men's Tennis team found out it will be playing Tennessee and the Women's team drew Georgia for its opening match. The Men's team will face off against the Volunteers on May 10 in Durham.

Elon women's tennis advances to first NCAA Tournament

4/19/14 8:59pm

After narrowly falling 4-3 in last year’s championship match of the Southern Conference Women’s Tennis Championship, the Elon University women’s tennis team topped second-seeded Samford University, 4-2, in this year’s edition to clinch its first SoCon title in program history April 19 at the Champions Club in Chattanooga, Tenn. “The championship match is a little bit different than any other match.

Clean sweep: Elon men's tennis wins SoCon Tournament

4/19/14 6:01pm

The Elon University men’s tennis team is the Southern Conference Tournament champion after defeating Furman University 4-1 on Saturday, April 19. “This team has fought hard all year and worked hard, I’m proud of them,” Elon head coach Michael Leonard said. The Phoenix jumped ahead by taking the doubles point for the third time this SoCon Tournament.  Juniors Stefan Fortmann and Juan Madrid won first at No.

Women's tennis battles, earns spot in SoCon Final

4/18/14 9:27pm

For the second consecutive year, the Elon University women’s tennis team is headed to the championship match of the Southern Conference Women’s Tennis Championship.  The Phoenix clinched a spot in the final with an impressive 4-3 win over top-seeded and nationally ranked Furman University April 18 at the Champions Club in Chattanooga, Tenn. With the match tied 3-3, the fate of the season rested in the hands of Elon junior Barbora Lazarova.

Elon men's tennis advances to SoCon Final

4/18/14 2:22pm

The Elon University men’s tennis team is heading to its second straight Southern Conference Tournament Final after defeating Appalachian State University 4-0 on Friday, April 18. “I thought we played really well and competed hard from the first point on, on all of the courts,” Elon head coach Michael Leonard said. The Phoenix dominated its in-state rivals, completing its second straight shutout in the tournament.  Elon took the doubles point to take the early lead.  At No.

Elon blanks UNCG, advances to SoCon semifinals

4/17/14 5:22pm

The Elon University women’s tennis team won its third straight match and second against the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the span of a week April 17, as the Phoenix rolled to a 4-0 sweep of the Spartans to advance to the semifinals of the Southern Conference Women’s Tennis Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn. Heading into the tournament, doubles play had been a point of emphasis for the Phoenix, and the team responded by dominating on courts No.

Elon men's tennis advances to SoCon semifinals

4/17/14 12:17pm

The top-seeded Elon University men’s tennis team has advanced to the semifinals of the Southern Conference Tournament with a 4-0 shutout of host University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The Phoenix jumped out to an early lead by taking the doubles point.