Tennis

Elon wins pair of weekend matches

3/16/14 4:41pm

The Elon University men’s tennis team has won a season-high six straight matches with wins over Winthrop University and Radford University this weekend. On Sunday, March 16, the Phoenix took care of Radford 4-2 at the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center in Greensboro.  The teams went straight into singles ...

Elon breezes by Davidson for eighth straight win

3/16/14 4:31pm

Another complete performance by the Elon University women’s tennis team gave the squad its second Southern Conference win and eighth straight overall, as the team swept Davidson College, 7-0, March 16 at the Covington Tennis Courts in Davidson, N.C. Wins on all three doubles courts gave the Phoenix ...

Elon tops Gardner-Webb, stretches win streak to seven

3/11/14 10:01pm

The Elon University women’s tennis team stretched its winning streak to seven with a 6-1 dismantling of Gardner-Webb University March 11 at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center. “[The girls] have gone after it in every match,” Elon coach Elizabeth Anderson said.

Men's tennis eases past Davidson

3/10/14 3:41pm

The Elon University men’s tennis team cruised past in-state rival Davidson College on Sunday, March 9, winning in decisive fashion 6-1. “I feel like we’re getting stronger and I’m happy about the performance,” Elon head coach Michael Leonard said. The Phoenix went ahead, early sweeping the doubles portion of the match to take a 1-0 lead.  Juniors Stefan Fortmann and Juan Madrid defeated sophomore Alex Howard and senior Connor Evins 8-1 at No.

Elon beats defending SoCon champ Samford

3/8/14 8:03pm

The Elon University men’s tennis team was riding high after defeating defending Southern Conference champion Samford University 7-0 Saturday, March 8 to increase its winning streak to three. “I’m very happy how the team competed,” Elon head coach Michael Leonard said.

Men's tennis prepares for showdown with Samford

3/7/14 10:09am

Riding high after a blowout victory in its Southern Conference opener March 1, the Elon University men’s tennis team is looking to remain focused on its main goal: win the SoCon. “We have to stay hungry,” Elon senior Cameron Silverman said.

Elon women's tennis wins sixth straight

3/6/14 10:57pm

The weather outside was less than ideal, but the Elon University women’s tennis team felt just fine inside the comforts of the ECU Indoor Tennis Facility, as the team cruised to a 4-0 defeat of East Carolina University March 6 in Greenville, N.C. The win was the sixth straight for the Phoenix and improved the team’s record to 6-4 on the season.  It was also the team’s fourth straight sweep and fifth in the past six matches. Senior Jordan Johnston and junior Barbora Lazarova led the way to another sweep of the doubles action for Elon, as the pair defeated junior Dana Gray and freshman Maria Storozheva, 8-3.

Elon showing consistency in win streak

3/5/14 6:02pm

Five straight wins for the Elon University women’s tennis team have gotten the team back on track after starting the season 0-4.  Its recent success has been due to the consistency throughout the lineup. From senior Jordan Johnston at No.

Elon women's tennis picks up win to start SoCon play

3/1/14 6:32pm

The Elon University women’s tennis team topped Georgia Southern University 7-0 March 1 at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center, earning its first Southern Conference win of the spring season. “I thought the girls played well today,” head coach Elizabeth Anderson said.  “We have a lot of things we’re still working on that we will work on over the course of the next few weeks but I think it was a good start to Southern Conference play. The Phoenix won the doubles point by winning on all three courts.  Senior Frida Jansaker and junior Maria Camara Ruiz needed just 25 minutes to capture an 8-0 win on court No.

Men's tennis sweeps weekend slate

3/1/14 4:39pm

The Elon University men’s tennis team opened up Southern Conference play with a 7-0 win over the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Saturday, March 1. “We got on top of them and stayed on top of them,” Elon coach Michael Leonard said.

Elon searching for right lineup entering SoCon play

2/26/14 10:54am

With Southern Conference play right around the corner, the Elon University women’s tennis team is still trying to find the perfect lineup combination.  The Phoenix has worked all eight players on the roster into the lineup this season, all part of the plan to be ready for conference play beginning March 1. One staple of the lineup over the past few seasons has been the doubles pairing of seniors Jordan Johnston and Frida Jansaker.  Heading into the spring season, the two had a doubles record of 42-4, a testament to their chemistry.  To start the season, Johnston and Jansaker were paired together at No.

Phoenix shut out on road trip

2/24/14 6:40pm

The Elon University men’s tennis team had a rough road trip to Wlimington, N.C., being shut out in consecutive matches against the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and East Tennessee State University. On Monday, Feb.

Phoenix travels to Wilmington for tough weekend matches

2/21/14 3:19pm

Having played just twice since the end of January, the Elon University men’s tennis team is looking forward to finally getting back on the court. The Phoenix has had one match canceled, and has only managed to face the University of North Carolina at Asheville and Division III opponent Greensboro College. “We’ve had a rough couple of weeks with the snow and the weather so we haven’t had the chance to play outdoors much,” junior Stefan Fortmann said. For the weekend of Feb.

Women's tennis looking to build off tough nonconference slate

2/21/14 1:23pm

A front of winter weather swept through the entire southeast Feb. 12-14, forcing nearly every Elon University athletic team, including the women’s tennis team, to reconfigure its schedule. But the weather is warming, the snow is melting away, and the Elon women’s tennis season is heating up. The first of the team’s cancellations came Feb.

Tennis scoring changes leave mixed results for Elon

2/20/14 10:13am

Even though the Elon University men’s tennis team is coming off a Southern Conference regular season championship in 2013, the team had something new to adjust to at the start of this year — a new scoring system. The NCAA and Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) decided both men’s and women’s teams would play an early portion of their schedules under a new experimental scoring system in an attempt to shorten the matches.

Elon outlasts UNCW for second straight victory

2/17/14 9:24pm

The Elon University women’s tennis team won its second straight match despite falling behind the visiting Seahawks of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington early, but came away with a dramatic 4-3 victory at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center Feb.