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Mercer Tennis teams anticipate a busy season

Mercer Tennis teams anticipate a busy season

Ryan Weaver

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 going 1-5 to start the season. Missing players were a possible factor in that slow start. ...

Athlete Profile: Oliver Stuart

Athlete Profile: Oliver Stuart

Ryan Weaver, Lead Sports Writer

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 national team since a kid. “I was like around 5 [or] 6 and my brother was already into it. So I just...

Mercer Club Tennis placed in top half during Southern Championships

Lindsey Farni, Staff Writer

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 Club Tennis placed in the Gold Bracket. Club President Josh Allison said that they had close matches fro...

Mercer Club Tennis to play in Southern Championships

Mercer Club Tennis to play in Southern Championships

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

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, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina and Florida. The tournament incl...

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

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

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

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 tournament last Friday started off well for the Bears, clenching the doubles competition with...

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

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

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

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 riding a wave of confidence ever since he became the first player in Mercer tennis history to be n...

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

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

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

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 in the conference,” Guardia said. “I think our main objective as a team is probably winning our ...

Men’s tennis duo gels seamlessly on the court

Men’s tennis duo gels seamlessly on the court

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

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

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

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 reflect how dominant Mercer remained during the match, outshooting their opponent 8-1 in just the first...

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, 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.”

Guardia, Philp shine in Palmas Del Mar tournament

Guardia, Philp shine in Palmas Del Mar tournament

Nicholas Wooten, Editor in Chief

September 16, 2016

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, 2016

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...

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