Tennis


NEWS 4/16/14 10:30pm

Elon carries winning formula into SoCon Tournament

With its highest national ranking in program history, a second straight Southern Conference regular season title and an undefeated conference record, it would seem the Elon University men’s tennis team has nothing left to prove. But the team is not resting on its regular season success, as it will be the last chance at a conference tournament title for Elon’s lone senior, Cameron Silverman. “I’m missing a conference tournament on my resume.


NEWS 4/16/14 10:26pm

Elon seniors ready to make final push

For three Elon University women’s tennis players, the upcoming Southern Conference Women’s Tennis Championships, scheduled for April 16-19 in Chattanooga, Tenn., will mark the final time they take the court as members of the Phoenix. The three seniors — Jordan Johnston, Frida Jansaker and Bryn Khoury — have been part of some of the best teams in program history, setting records and cementing themselves in the Elon history books. During their careers, the team achieved its highest national ranking in program history, won its first match over an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) opponent and made its first appearance in the championship match of the SoCon Women’s Tennis Championships. Johnston, named SoCon Freshman of the Year in 2011, became one of the most decorated tennis players in Elon’s history during her career as a Phoenix.  Playing at No.


NEWS 4/14/14 4:39pm

Elon's Silverman, Leonard take home SoCon honors

After capturing its second straight regular season title, the Elon men’s tennis team claimed a number of Southern Conference awards on Monday, April 14.  Senior Cameron Silverman claimed his second straight SoCon Player of the Title, while head coach Michael Leonard also claimed his second straight Coach of the Year title. Silverman helped the Phoenix to an undefeated record in conference play, in which he did not lose a match in singles play.  Silverman finished the regular season with a 14-5 record overall, including a three-set win over Duke University’s Jason Tahir in Elon’s upset of then No.


NEWS 4/14/14 3:55pm

Three Elon seniors receive postseason honors

After capping off the regular season with a win on senior day, April 12, and finishing with a record of 12-8, three Elon University women’s tennis players were named to all-conference teams April 14, the Southern Conference announced. For the third straight year, Jordan Johnston was named to the All-SoCon first team, posting a record of 11-8 this season at No.


NEWS 4/12/14 6:06pm

Senior Day woes: Elon falls to East Carolina

The Elon University men’s tennis team’s 12-game winning streak came to an end on senior day, as the Phoenix fell to East Carolina University 4-1 at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center. “We need to get tested sometimes,” junior Stefan Fortmann said.


NEWS 4/12/14 6:05pm

Elon finishes regular season on high note

In its final match at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center for the 2014 spring season, the Elon University women’s tennis team sent off its three seniors — Jordan Johnston, Frida Jansaker and Bryn Khoury — in style by defeating the Catamounts of Western Carolina University, 7-0, on senior day, April 12. The Phoenix won the doubles point, only losing a combined two games on the three doubles courts.  On court No.


NEWS 4/10/14 11:19pm

Elon women's tennis picks up win at UNCG

The Elon University women’s tennis team rolled to a 6-1 win against the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in its final road match of the regular season April 10 at the UNCG Tennis Courts in Greensboro, N.C. The Phoenix began the match down 1-0 after losing the doubles point, but did not lose a singles match en route to the victory. Elon lost doubles matches on courts No.


NEWS 4/9/14 9:37pm

Elon men's tennis wins SoCon regular season title

The Elon University men’s tennis team clinched its second straight Southern Conference regular season title with a 6-1 win over Appalachian State University. The Phoenix jumped out to an early 1-0 lead by taking the doubles point.  Juniors Juan Madrid and Stefan Fortmann eased past junior Steve Lake and freshman Jack Maddocks 8-3 at No.


NEWS 4/6/14 8:37pm

Elon men's tennis clinches share of SoCon title

The Elon University men’s tennis team clinched at least a share of the Southern Conference regular season title with wins over Wofford College and Furman University this weekend. On Sunday, April 6, the Phoenix battled past Wofford by a score of 5-2.


NEWS 4/6/14 8:23pm

Elon women's tennis drops pair of road matches

After a brief two-game win streak, the Elon University women’s tennis team found itself on the losing end of two weekend matches against Samford University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga April 5-6. Elon entered the weekend as one of three Southern Conference teams with one conference loss, trailing undefeated Furman University.  Samford was one of the other teams with one SoCon loss, and entered the match against Elon riding an 11-match home winning streak. The Phoenix faced an early 1-0 deficit after dropping doubles matches on courts No.


NEWS 4/2/14 8:19pm

Elon men's tennis powers past UNCG

The Elon University men’s tennis team defeated local rival the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for the first time in four years, winning in decisive fashion 6-1 on April 2 at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center. The Phoenix took all three doubles matches to take the early lead.  Junior Brian Kowalski and sophomore Robert Lindgren won first at No.


NEWS 3/26/14 1:33am

Johnston named SoCon Player of the Week

For the second straight week, an Elon University women’s tennis player has been named Southern Conference Player of the Week.  This week’s honor went to senior Jordan Johnston, who went 3-1 during matches played March 17-23. Johnston went 2-0 in singles play during the week, starting with a three-set victory over Ansley Speaks of Furman University in Elon’s 4-3 loss to the Paladins March 21.  Speaks took the first set by a narrow 7-6 margin, but Johnston stormed back to take the second and third sets, as well as the match, 6-7, 6-0, 6-2. Johnston once again showed this resiliency March 22 against Wofford College.


NEWS 3/25/14 9:12pm

Elon shuts out Georgia Southern for eighth straight win

The Elon University men’s tennis team completed its second straight shutout with a 7-0 win over the Georgia Southern University Eagles. The Phoenix got off to a fast start, winning all three doubles matches.  Junior Brian Kowalski and sophomore Robert Lindgren got things going with an 8-5 win at No.


NEWS 3/24/14 1:28am

Elon men's tennis wins seventh straight

The Elon University men’s tennis team has won seven straight after a 7-0 shutout of The Citadel on Sunday, March 23 at the Earle Tennis Center. The Phoenix took the doubles point to open up the match, taking two out of the three matches.  Senior Cameron Silverman and junior Jordan Kaufman earned a victory at No.


NEWS 3/22/14 7:56pm

Phoenix gets back on track with sweep of Terriers

After dropping its previous two matches, the Elon University women’s tennis team got back to its winning ways with a 7-0 sweep of Wofford College March 22 at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center. The Phoenix rolled on all three doubles courts, not losing more than three games in any match.  Senior Frida Jansaker and junior Maria Camara Ruiz got things going on court No.


NEWS 3/22/14 9:26am

Elon loses second straight to Furman

The Elon University women’s tennis team suffered its second straight loss and first in Southern Conference play March 21, a 4-3 defeat at the hands of the visiting Furman University Paladins. With the Phoenix already trailing 3-1 in the match, Elon’s Taylor Casey faced an uphill battle on court No.


NEWS 3/20/14 1:31pm

Fortmann regaining confidence after rocky start

Junior Stefan Fortmann recently earned Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for the week of March 3-9, making him the third Elon University player to earn the honor this season.  But the South African’s journey to all-conference accolades was by no means conventional. Fortmann had a rocky start to the 2014 campaign, losing five of his first six singles matches. “I had been struggling for a while now, especially in singles play,” Fortmann said.


NEWS 3/18/14 5:08pm

Lazarova earns SoCon Player of the Week honors

Elon University junior women’s tennis player Barbora Lazarova was named Southern Conference Player of the Week March 18 for matches played March 10-16.  Lazarova won three singles matches during this stretch and has won eight straight singles matches overall. Lazarova’s week began with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep of Gardner-Webb University’s Jenny Lunde March 11.


NEWS 3/17/14 12:13am

Women's tennis stumbles at Wake Forest

Since joining the Division I ranks, the Elon University women’s tennis team has only beaten one Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) team — Wake Forest University.  That win came last season, a narrow 4-3 triumph over the Demon Deacons.  But Elon was not as lucky in this year’s matchup, as Wake Forest topped the Phoenix, 6-1, at the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center March 16. The Phoenix started doubles play with a win on court No.