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

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

Nicholas Wooten, Editor-in-Chief
March 23
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Tennis

“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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Guardia, Philp shine in Palmas Del Mar tournament

Guardia, Philp shine in Palmas Del Mar tournament

Nicholas Wooten, Editor in Chief
September 16
Filed under Sports, Tennis

The Mercer men’s tennis team traveled to Puerto Rico for the Palmas Del Mar tournament to challenge four teams that finished last season ranked in the ITA-Top 50 — No. 7 Georgia, No. 18 Illinois, No. 26 Florida State and No. 46 N.C. State — in singles and doubles action. Mercer’s Fernand...

Grace Korta talks passion for tennis, new season

Grace Korta talks passion for tennis, new season

Emma Peel, Staff Writer
September 6
Filed under Sports, Tennis

From an early age, Grace Korta had found her athletic calling. At 5 years old, she picked up a tennis racket with the encouragement of her dad, Jack, and she never looked back. Growing up in Tampa, Florida, Korta had ample opportunity to compete against older competition — and she took advantage of...

Inside the Den: Softball’s Kaytlin Haney

Inside the Den: Softball’s Kaytlin Haney

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule
April 1
Filed under Golf, Lacrosse, Podcast, Softball, Sports, Tennis, Volleyball

https://soundcloud.com/the-cluster-sports/inside-the-den-softballs-kaytlin-haney What's it like moving from Texas to Macon, Georgia? Justin and Hayes are joined by softball's Kaytlin Haney on this week's episode of Inside the Den. The hosts talk to the senior about her career at Mercer as well as...

Tennis player from Crete finds the will to win

Tennis player from Crete finds the will to win

Emma Peel, Staff Writer
March 30
Filed under Sports, Tennis

Katia Stavroulaki started playing tennis when she was just 7 years old. She quickly figured out that the true opponent she faced out on the court was herself, and she enjoyed the independence and self-reliance that tennis required of her. She began competing shortly after picking up a racquet and...

Mercer Maniac president knows saying goodbye won’t be easy

Mercer Maniac president knows saying goodbye won’t be easy

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer
February 11
Filed under Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Tennis, Uncategorized

After his very last basketball game, a high school-aged Thomas Norton couldn’t bring himself to walk away at first. He sat in a corner of the locker room alone, holding onto his things and not yet ready to leave. He hesitated even when his father came to retrieve him. Years later, he’s ...

Athlete Superstitions: Success is in the Quirks

Athlete Superstitions: Success is in the Quirks

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
December 1
Filed under Basketball, Football, Showcase, Soccer, Sports, Tennis, Uncategorized

Stephen Curry melts hearts when he kisses his daughter. During his playing days, Hall of Fame third basemen Wade Boggs fielded exactly 150 ground balls and feasted on chicken. Basketball legend Michael Jordan always wore his lucky University of North Carolina basketball shorts under his uniform. Tiger...

Double trouble with Tennis Twins

Double trouble with Tennis Twins

November 12
Filed under Sports, Tennis

Arnav and Arsav Mohanty do everything together. They rarely get irritated with each other—until it comes to the tennis court. The pair started their tennis careers at age 12, which is relatively late for a sport known for its child prodigies and toddler racket-toters. The brothers quickly realized their do...

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