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Women’s tennis improves to 3-0 in conference play

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ Xavier women’s tennis wrapped up weekend play against two Big East teams on Sunday, defeating Providence 7-0 on March 25 and Seton Hall 5-2 on March 26. With the victories, the Musketeers extended their winning streak to four. The streak is the team’s longest of the year. The Musketeers began … Continue reading

Tennis opens conference play

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ Men’s tennis kicked off a busy weekend with a win over Georgetown last Friday in Washington, D.C. The Musketeers found victory on the road with their 5-2 win. The match marked Xavier’s first Big East competition of the spring season. In singles, redshirt senior Matt Bishop defeated Georgetown’s Peter Beatty … Continue reading

Tennis struggles

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ The men’s and women’s tennis teams did not find as much success as they would have liked over the weekend, going a combined 1-3 in their matches. The men’s team lost 5-2 at Samford on Saturday and 4-3 at Eastern Kentucky on Sunday, while the women’s team picked up its … Continue reading

Tennis teams start on different paths

By: Luke Feliciano ~Staff Writer~ The men’s and women’s tennis teams were both in action during the past week, playing in several different tournaments. On Jan. 22, the women’s tennis team took a road trip to Purdue in the opening match of the spring season. Despite two match victories, the Musketeers fell short of a … Continue reading

Australian Open delivers with timeless champions

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ Some of tennis’ greatest of all time turned back the clocks this past weekend, providing two classic matches in the first major championship of the season in Melbourne, Australia. Serena Williams continued to prove her dominance in the women’s final by defeating her sister and seven-time major champion Venus. The … Continue reading

Tennis shines over weekend

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ Xavier Tennis wrapped up a busy weekend of fall play. The men’s team traveled to Kentucky to compete in the Louisville Fall Invitational, while the women’s team traveled to its crosstown rival’s campus for the Cincinnati Invitational. The Musketeers demonstrated solid play on day one of the Louisville Fall Invitational. … Continue reading

Wawrinka, Kerber victorious at US Open

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ In the world of tennis, the “Big 4” of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal dominate men’s tournament play. On the women’s side, Serena Williams rules the court, having won four of the last eight Grand Slam titles. After this year’s 2016 US Open in Flushing Meadows, … Continue reading

Musketeers prove successful in multiple sports

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer ~ Another year of incredible athletic achievements is in the books for Xavier athletics, so it’s time to take a look back at some of the notable performances. No sooner had students returned to campus for the fall semester than the men’s soccer team begam its season. Expectations were high for … Continue reading

Tennis nets some wins

By: Adam Purvis ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s tennis season has picked up since October. The men’s team had been scheduled to play in four tournaments so far but have only seen two due to the “Snowpocalypse” that hit just south of us. However, the women’s team has made it to all four of their tournaments. The … Continue reading

Tennis teams cap off solid seasons

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ After an exciting year of Xavier tennis, both the women’s and the men’s teams’ seasons came to a close on April 25. The women played a marathon against St. John’s, with the match clocking in at four hours and 54 minutes. It was an extremely back and forth affair, and … Continue reading