Tennis

Phoenix opens home slate with win over Bulldogs

2/7/14 7:41pm

The Elon University men’s tennis team won its home opener on Friday afternoon defeating The University of North Carolina at Asheville Bulldogs 5-2. The Phoenix got off to a fast start winning the first two doubles matches to take the early 1-0 lead.  Senior Cameron Silverman and junior Stefan Fortmann ...

Phoenix drops pair of matches at ITA Kickoff Weekend

1/27/14 3:33pm

After opening the spring season with losses to No. 54 Virginia Tech and No. 3 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Elon University women’s tennis team traveled to Athens, Ga., to play in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Kickoff Weekend tournament.  The Phoenix once again faced ranked competition in No.

Seasoned Silverman continues to lead Elon as season begins

1/21/14 4:05pm

The Australian Open may be taking place on the other side of the globe, but fortunately there is still high quality tennis being played here in the states – at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center. Senior men’s tennis star Cameron Silverman has put Elon University tennis on the map for the last four years.  Fresh off his win in the Men’s National Open Indoor Championship, Silverman is sitting pretty ranked No.

Phoenix women's tennis ready to reach new heights in 2014

1/21/14 3:56pm

Coming off a 21-win spring season in 2013, the most successful campaign in program history, the Elon University women’s tennis team is gearing up for the beginning of a new spring season in which the team will return many of its top producing players from a year ago. The Phoenix roster includes four seniors, most notably Jordan Johnston and Frida Jansaker.  The two have been a dynamic doubles pair for Elon in the past, going 22-2 on the 2013 season, including 9-1 in the Southern Conference.  When asked to describe what makes them such a dominant duo, Johnston said it goes beyond words. “We have gotten into a really good system of playing doubles together and we have so much experience now, this being our third season playing together,” she said.  “We really have a great understanding of each other.  It doesn’t even require words anymore.  We just know what it takes to win and we know how to get the best out of each other and I think that’s the reason why we are so successful – because we know what to do to help each other out and pick each other up.” Johnston and Jansaker, the No.

Mary Carillo will give Elon's 2014 Commencement address

12/16/13 9:07pm

Sports commentator and 1977 French Open Winner Mary Carillo, parent of Elon student Rachel Bowden '14, will be speaking at this year's Commencement exercises. Carillo played four years of professional tennis, winning the French Open Women's Doubles competition in 1977.

SoCon regular season champion Elon men's tennis releases 2014 slate

12/9/13 2:39pm

Elon University men’s tennis, which returns its entire starting lineup from last year’s Southern Conference regular season Champion team, has announced its 2014 schedule. The Phoenix and coach Michael Leonard welcomes back SoCon Player of the Year and senior Cam Silverman, in addition to his doubles partner, junior Stefan Fortmann. Similar to the women’s tennis squad, the men’s team will travel to the prestigious ITA Division I Kick-off Weekend on Jan.

Elon women's tennis schedule highlighted by ITA Kickoff Weekend

12/9/13 1:28pm

After going 21-4 a year ago and finishing ranked No. 66 overall by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), coach Elizabeth Anderson and the Elon University Women’s Tennis team will play a tough nonconference schedule in the 2014 season. The Phoenix open up against Virginia Tech and University of North Carolina from the ACC, before heading south to Athens, Georgia, to compete in the ITA Kickoff Weekend with annually hosts some of the nation’s top teams and programs.

Fall Success for Men's Tennis Player

10/2/13 9:52pm

Elon Men's Tennis player Cam Silverman is no stranger to success. In his first three years at Elon, Silverman has performed exceptionally well and may graduate as the best player to play Men's Tennis at Elon.

Elon tennis teams drop SoCon tournament heartbreakers in similar fashions

4/27/13 7:11am

One team was looking for the Southern Conference tournament championship for the first time since 2007, while the other was making its first ever appearance in the tournament finals. The Elon University men’s and women’s tennis teams hoped to make two different versions of history April 21 at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.

Elon tennis teams advance to SoCon tournament finals

4/20/13 8:42pm

Sometimes scores can be deceiving. For the Elon University women’s tennis team, Saturday’s 4-0 win against a resilient Furman University team in the Southern Conference semifinals was just that. The Paladins clawed, scrapped and battled, refusing to go down as easily as they did on April 7 in Greenville, S.C., a 5-2 Elon win. “We knew it was going to be a little bit tougher to beat Furman this time because in the tournament everyone wants to win,” said Elon head coach Elizabeth Anderson.

Elon tennis teams dominate, both move to semifinals

4/19/13 4:00pm

With threatening skies overhead, the Elon University women’s tennis team dominated the Georgia Southern University Eagles from start to finish, winning the first four singles matches en route to a 4-0 shutout. “I was really proud of the team today,” said Elon head coach Elizabeth Anderson.