Tennis


NEWS 2/7/14 7:41pm

Phoenix opens home slate with win over Bulldogs

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 defeated sophomores Alex Croker and Brett Landau at No.


NEWS 1/27/14 3:33pm

Phoenix drops pair of matches at ITA Kickoff Weekend

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.


NEWS 1/21/14 4:05pm

Seasoned Silverman continues to lead Elon as season begins

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.


NEWS 1/21/14 3:56pm

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

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.


SPORTS 12/16/13 9:07pm

Mary Carillo will give Elon's 2014 Commencement address

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.


NEWS 12/9/13 2:39pm

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

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.


NEWS 12/9/13 1:28pm

Elon women's tennis schedule highlighted by ITA Kickoff Weekend

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.


SPORTS 10/2/13 9:52pm

Fall Success for Men's Tennis Player

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.


NEWS 4/20/13 8:42pm

Elon tennis teams advance to SoCon tournament finals

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.


NEWS 4/19/13 4:00pm

Elon tennis teams dominate, both move to semifinals

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.