Tennis


SPORTS 2/1/17 6:09pm

CAA pulls women's golf title from NC because of HB2

The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) has made its first major move in response to North Carolina’s House Bill 2, moving its neutral-site 2017 women’s golf championship out of the state. And, while Elon University released its 2017 football schedule with a game against the State University of New York at Albany Sept. 30, Commissioner Joe D’Antonio said in a phone call that the issue is not fully resolved.


SPORTS 4/26/16 5:00pm

Tiebreak defeat gives men’s tennis hope for future

Four hours and 11 minutes after freshman Mario Paccini and Elon started the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) semifinal match against the College of Charleston, Paccini found himself defending for the team’s life. The young, upstart Phoenix had a 3-1 lead over the Cougars as Paccini went to a third-set tiebreak on Court No. 2 against junior Rodrigo Encinas.


SPORTS 4/24/16 11:07am

Women's tennis falls in CAA semis to James Madison

Elon University head women’s tennis coach Elizabeth Anderson said her team came up just short in the Phoenix’s 4-3 defeat to James Madison University in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tennis championships April 23. No. 3 seeded JMU rattled off three straights singles victories to stun the No. 2 seeded Phoenix on its home courts.


SPORTS 4/24/16 11:00am

Men's tennis falls in CAA semis at home to CofC

The Elon University men’s tennis team lost to the College of Charleston 4-3 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) semifinals, with a 30-point tiebreaker being the decisive moment in the match. On Court No. 2, freshman Mario Paccini battled Cougar junior Rodrigo Encinas to a third set tiebreaker, then fought back and forth through a 30-point tiebreak.


SPORTS 4/22/16 6:36pm

Men's tennis breezes into CAA semifinals with shutout of Hofstra

The Elon University men’s tennis team cruised past Hofsta University 4-0 in the quarter-finals of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tennis championship April 22 from the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center. The Phoenix won each of its singles matches, winning in straight sets at the top four singles positions to advance to tomorrow’s semi-finals. Petar Tomic clinched the victory for the Phoenix without dropping a single point 6-0, 6-0.


SPORTS 4/22/16 6:34pm

Women's tennis moves on to CAA semis with win over Drexel

WINSTON-SALEM — The Elon University women’s tennis team defeated Drexel University 4-1 in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship Tournament Friday afternoon. “We were pushed against Drexel a lot,” said head coach Elizabeth Anderson.


SPORTS 4/21/16 2:00pm

Tennis teams on fire before CAA Tournament

As all of the schools in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) arrive on Elon’s campus, the Elon University men’s and women’s tennis teams enter the CAA Championships with some striking similarities. Both teams are on fire. The men’s team has won nine of its last 10 matches, with the lone loss a close defeat to conference foe College of Charleston.


SPORTS 1/21/16 3:15pm

Men's tennis Saturday doubleheader cancelled

The Elon University men's tennis team had a doubleheader scheduled for Saturday, but the impending bad weather in the area has cancelled the matches against North Carolina A&T State University and Bluefield College. The two matches were slated to be the first match of the spring season at the recently resurfaced Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.


SPORTS 1/20/16 3:30pm

Column: With youth, Elon poised for postseason run

The Elon University women’s tennis team may not look experienced just by glancing at its roster. There’s just one senior and one junior. But five vital sophomores return, and the Phoenix figures to be in the top tier of Colonial Athletic Association teams once again. Last year, its inaugural campaign in the league, Elon secured the No. 3 seed in the CAA Tournament and advanced to the semifinals before falling to College of Charleston. While Barbora Lazarova, a key player on that team, is gone, the Phoenix returns its five other singles starters — four of those being sophomores. Last year, freshmen accounted for 48 of Elon’s 62 singles victories.


SPORTS 1/20/16 3:30pm

Column: More questions, uncertainty than ever before for Elon

With all the usual questions surrounding the start of the season, the Elon University men’s tennis team doesn’t lend many answers. Of its six singles starters from a year ago, only senior Robert Lindgren and junior Chris Humphreys return, and the six freshmen on the roster leave a lot of uncertainty for the Phoenix. All that considered, it’s hard to put an appropriate weight of expectations on the team that lost in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament semifinals last year. Lindgren’s had success — he was a second team All-Southern Conference singles player in 2014 and has a career spring doubles record of 31-24.


NEWS 4/19/15 4:36am

Women's tennis loses 4-1 in CAA semis

The Elon University women’s tennis team was eliminated from the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament following a 4-1 loss to the College of Charleston Saturday. The Phoenix were unable to avenge its loss to Charleston eight days ago when it was defeated 4-3 at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center. Elon fell behind early dropping the doubles point, although junior Taylor Casey and freshman Erica Braschi gave Elon the early advantage with an 8-3 win over McAmis and Baker at No.


NEWS 4/18/15 1:13am

Men's tennis advances to CAA Tournament semis

Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year senior Stefan Fortmann led the Elon University men’s tennis team past Drexel University in Friday's CAA tournament quarterfinals. The senior earned victories in singles and doubles to help blank the No.