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Athletes keep it cool in the off-season

Football player Mitch Payne plays in a SAE Philanthropy Volleyball Tournament alongside teammates.

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016

“Turn the music back on!” Kayla Potts yelled loudly on the UC gym floor at 10 p.m. Monday night. Kahlia Lawrence and Sydni Means chided her out of embarrassment. Twenty seconds later and the music resumed in the fairly crowded gym. “If you yell loud enough, they will respond,” Potts...

Tennis player from Crete finds the will to win

Mercer Women's Tennis Player, Junior Katia Stavroulaki, gets ready to swing against Furman March 20.

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

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...

Player Spotlight

(photo courtesy of MercerBears.com) International student Fernando Armendaris has turned the men’s tennis team into an Atlantic Sun competitor in 2011. Learning the game in Ecuador, Fernando made strides in doubles play this year, helping MU to a 9-11 record.

Ashley Mann

April 13, 2011

A native of Quito, Ecuador, senior Fernando Armendaris traveled to America to follow his passion for playing tennis. Cluster: How did you first get involved playing tennis? Armendaris: Both of my parents are tennis players. When I was five years old they took me to a tennis academy in Ecuador. When ...

Men’s tennis earns postseason spot in A-Sun Championships

(photo courtesy of MercerBears.com) Dave Barton helped guide his team to win the final two matches of the season to give the men’s side a 9-11 overall record on the year. The Bears face Stetson Thursday night for the right to play top seed North Florida in the semifinals.

Garret McDowell

April 13, 2011

(NOTE: AUTHOR GARRET MCDOWELL) In what many will consider a down year for Mercer tennis by record alone, the Mercer Bears’ men’s tennis squad qualified for the 2011 Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament on the final day of competition, defeating in-state rival Kennesaw State. Senior Day was definit...

Men's, women's tennis fighting for position in A-Sun play

(photo courtesy of MercerBears.com) Fernando Armendaris looks to volley a serve during a recent match as the men's team fights to stay around the .500 mark for the season.

Garret McDowell

March 30, 2011

  NOTE: GARRET MCDOWELL AUTHOR Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams have had mixed starts to their 2011 seasons, with Mercer’s men at 7-10 through March 28 and the women at 3-12 through March 28.  Despite the tough starts to the season, the Bears have performed well at home, including a comb...

Coaching Spotlight: Warren Woolfolk

(photo courtesy of MercerBears.com) Tennis coach Warren Woolfolk was tasked with turning around both the men's and women's tennis programs that haven't seen a winning record in several years.

Ashley Mann

March 30, 2011

NOTE: AUTHOR ASHLEY MANN As head coach for the men’s and women’s tennis teams and a Mercer graduate, Warren Woolfolk understands what it takes to succeed in this game. He sat down with The Cluster to answer a few questions. Cluster: Having recently assumed the role of coach, what changes do you hop...

Men's tennis looks promising early in season

(photo courtesy of MercerBears.com) Mercer’s Guilherme Frias volleys a serve in a recent match as the Bears get off to a hot start in conference play.

Garret McDowell

March 16, 2011

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams have had mixed starts to their 2011 seasons, with Mercer’s men at 6-6 and Mercer’s women at 2-8 through March 15. Despite the tough starts to the season the Bears have performed well at home, including a combined 14-0 sweep of Young Harris by the men and women co...

Men’s, Women’s Tennis Updates: 3/1

Garret McDowell

March 2, 2011

Both the Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams have had mixed starts to their 2011 seasons, with Mercer’s men at 2-3 through February 19 and Mercer’s women at 2-2 through February 20. Despite the tough starts to the season, the Bears have performed well at home as of late, including a combined 14-0...

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