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 two tournaments that the men’s team attended were at No. 10 Ohio State, which they lost, and at home against Morehead State, which they won. They postponed their tournament against Austin Peay and had to cancel against Middle Tennessee. The 4-0 loss against Ohio State … Continue reading Tennis nets some wins

Tennis plays strong in Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Invitational

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ Men’s tennis performed strongly in the recent Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Invitational Sept. 18 and 19 in Mason, Ohio. The tournament, hosted by Dayton and Northern Kentucky, featured Cincinnati, Morehead State, Furman, Wright State, Case Western Reserve, Chicago, West Virginia State, Valparaiso and St. Francis (Pa.). Xavier opened the first day of play with solid accomplishments. The Musketeers finished the day with four wins and one loss in singles. Sophomore Gabriel Chaves Araujo took the win against Morehead State’s Nick Mercer 7-5, 5-7 (7) and then recorded a loss against Furman’s Alex Steryous 6-4, 6-2. Following … Continue reading Tennis plays strong in Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Invitational

Tennis falls short in A-10’s

By: Chris Behler After three days of excellent play, the Xavier women’s tennis team’s run ended in a 4-0 loss to the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams, the only conference loss for the women this season. The women’s first victory came against 15-seed St. Bonaventure, winning 4-0. Freshman Alex Brinker was one of the major contributors in both singles and doubles for the day. Brinker quickly won her singles match 6-1, 6-1, and took only 30 minutes with teammate Andrea Wolf to win 8-0 in their doubles match. Head Coach Eric Toth was very happy with the speed of play in … Continue reading Tennis falls short in A-10’s