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US Open: Three things you missed, and how they will shape the future of tennis

US Open: Three things you missed, and how they will shape the future of tennis
October 2, 2020
As the 2020 U.S Open concluded Sept. 13, there were some major implications for tennis during the tournament. Ranging from COVID-19 adjustments to major tennis history, here are three important takeaways from the U.S. Open.

How game cancellations affect student athletes

Mercer women's tennis team huddles up before match against Florida Gulf Coast University Feb. 22. Photo by Michael Rich
April 13, 2020
We have spent years cultivating our talents and sacrificing sleep, social events and sometimes our sanity to get the opportunity to compete for a university as great as Mercer. Having one of those precious four years ripped away at a moment’s notice is a loss that is just unexplainable.

Mercer Tennis teams anticipate a busy season

Nicolas Guillon hits a forehand shot in practice on January 22.
January 29, 2019

The spring semester may have just started, but that just means it’s game time for Mercer’s men’s and women’s tennis teams. Both teams have played six matches and have had a rough go of it, each...

Athlete Profile: Oliver Stuart

Mercer tennis player, Oliver Stuart (junior). Photo by Yusuf Tas.
October 23, 2018

Olivier Stuart is one of the top performers in Mercer’s tennis program and even has a history of winning on the international stage with his home country of France, having trained and played for the...

Mercer Club Tennis placed in top half during Southern Championships

March 14, 2018

The Mercer Club Tennis team aced their competition at the Southern Championships Feb. 23 - 24 in Auburn, Alabama. With an overall three out of six matches won and coming in second in their pool, Mercer...

Mercer Club Tennis to play in Southern Championships

Club tennis players Julia Stephen (left) and Josh Allison (right).
February 22, 2018

The Mercer Club Tennis team will travel to Auburn this weekend to play in the Southern Championship against teams from schools from all over the region, including schools from the state of Georgia, Alabama,...

Mercer women’s tennis falls short in their home opener but recovers against Kennesaw

Christie Cesarini anticipates the ball.
February 8, 2018

Mercer played their first home matches of the season Feb. 3 and 4 & 6 that ended in two unfortunate losses for the Bears but a win on Tuesday that sets their overall record at 2-2 and 1-2 at home. The...

Tennis player Sam Philp doesn’t plan on slowing down now that he’s a nationally ranked player

Sam Philp plays on the Mercer tennis team and says he is hoping for a championship ring this season.
February 6, 2018

Sam Philp was just named Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week after Mercer’s wins against Georgia Southern and Alabama State Jan. 23 and 26. The senior from Great Britain has been...

This Mercer men’s tennis player plans to win the Southern Conference

Fernando Guardia
December 21, 2017

Fernando Guardia, a Mercer men’s tennis player, plans to win the Southern Conference (SoCon) with his team this year. “Well, we have high expectations now that we made it to the finals last year...

Men’s tennis duo gels seamlessly on the court

Men’s tennis duo gels seamlessly on the court
November 12, 2017
Even without previous experience playing together, Men’s tennis duo Nicolas Guillon (second from right) and Ruben Vanoppen (far right) managed to put on a great performance

The Cluster Roundup: The sun begins to set on football and soccer season as basketball looms just on the horizon

The Cluster Roundup: The sun begins to set on football and soccer season as basketball looms just on the horizon
November 10, 2017

Men’s Soccer The Men’s soccer team overcame their first obstacle to a SoCon championship Saturday with a victory over Wofford College. They beat the Terriers at home 2-1. The final score does not...

Men’s tennis on 16-match win streak, haven’t lost since January

Fernando Guardia shows off his backhand.
March 23, 2017
“It’s pretty amazing, actually,” said Sam Philp, a junior on the team. “We’ve never been on anything like this. I’ve never personally been on a roll like this . . . so it’s definitely something different. You can feel it within the team. Everybody’s got a lot of confidence. We’re all clicking together.”
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