Collegiate tennis players from around the country competed Oct. 17-21 at the 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Regional Championships held at the Murr Center at Harvard University. Players were competing for an automatic entry into the 2013 International Tennis Academy National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in Flushing, N.Y. The Drexel tennis team sent several players to […]
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More than 100 women will compete at the 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Regional Championships which will be held at the Murr Center at Harvard University Oct. 17-22. Singles and doubles champions will receive an automatic berth into the 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Indoor Championships Nov. 7-10 at the USTA Billie Jean King National […]
The men’s tennis team traveled to Lehigh University to play in the Lehigh Invitational Oct. 5-6. Separately, the women’s team visited Rider University for a team match against the Broncs. There were lots of solid wins for both teams, which will fuel the Dragons as they prepare for the ITA Northeast Regionals at Harvard University, […]
Tennis is an intensely individual sport. Players need to have a special mindset and focus to be the only person out on the court defending the 39-by-27-foot box on their side of the net. Groomed as singles players from the time they first pick up a racket, tennis players who throw a second player on […]
Badr Ouabdelmoumen has come a long way. Now a junior on the Drexel tennis team, Ouabdelmoumen is a long way from his hometown of Rabat, the capital city of Morocco. His tennis game has also come a long way in a short amount of time, defending his Flight 1 singles title and adding a Flight […]
Coming off a record-setting eighth French Open title last month, 27-year-old Rafael Nadal was poised to make a run at Wimbledon and earn his 13th Grand Slam title overall. Instead, Nadal found himself on the wrong side of history in Monday’s first round at the All England Lawn Tennis Club when he fell to the […]
The 2012-2013 season for the Drexel men’s and women’s tennis teams was a successful year under head coach Mehdi Rhazali. Last year, Rhazali was promoted to head coach of a Dragons program looking to make a mark within the Colonial Athletic Association. In a short period of time, Rhazali has made an initial mark and […]
Drexel’s tennis teams had mixed results in the Colonial Athletic Association Championship quarterfinals, but both the men’s and women’s seasons were done before the final matches of the tournament were played April 21. The women’s team fell to the rival University of Delaware in a tough 4-0 showing, as they were victims of matches ending […]
The Drexel men’s and women’s tennis teams will begin their respective Colonial Athletic Association tournaments in similar situations —- eerily similar, in fact. The men’s team, seeded fourth in the field, will face the fifth-seeded University of Delaware in the quarterfinals in a rematch of the final match of the regular season. The women’s team, […]
Drexel University’s men’s and women’s tennis teams celebrated matches with mixed results. Both teams faced off April 6 against the University of Delaware. The men pulled through with a 4-3 win, defeating Delaware for the first time in the history of the program, while the women suffered a 5-2 loss. The women started the match […]
The Drexel University men’s and women’s tennis teams enjoyed mixed success in their most recent matches. The two teams traveled to Fairfax, Va., March 28 and earned a split against George Mason University. While the men struggled to a 5-1 loss in their match, the women were able to take down the Patriots in decisive […]
The Drexel University men’s and women’s tennis teams entered their weekend competitions against the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Retrievers Feb. 23 and the United States Naval Academy Midshipmen Feb. 24 on hot streaks, with the women riding a five-match winning streak and the men boasting four consecutive wins. Despite momentum being on Drexel’s side, […]
Mehdi Rhazali, head coach of the Drexel tennis team, is in a very good mood. The first-year head coach and former Drexel standout has every reason to be, given that the Drexel men’s and women’s tennis teams are both off to great starts this season. The men’s team is on a four-game winning streak and […]
Tennis season has returned following its winter break, and both the men and women returned to the courts for Drexel. The men split a pair of weekend contests Jan. 26-27, and the women defeated Lehigh University Jan. 26. The weekend began with the two teams having split results in Bethlehem, Pa. The men got off […]
As the fall portions of their respective seasons wound down, the Drexel men’s and women’s tennis teams were both looking to go into the break period with some positive showings in their final two fall events: the USTA/ITA Northeast Regionals Oct.18-23 at Yale University for the men, the United States Military Academy in West Point […]
Strong showings by the Drexel men’s and women’s tennis teams in recent invitationals have the teams going confidently to ITA Regionals this weekend in New Haven, Conn. Three players for the men’s team (juniors Skyler Davis and Alex Fioravante along with freshman Xavier Saavedra) and two players for the women (juniors Zeynep Mafa and Marcela […]
The Drexel University men’s and women’s tennis teams came into the weekend having played exceptionally well, and they continued their streak of great play at the Hampton Roads Invitational Oct. 5 -7. On the women’s side, Zeynep Mafa advanced to the semifinals in Flight One, and Emma Brook advanced to the semifinals in Flight Two. […]
Talent without consistency in sports is many times what makes or breaks great athletes and teams. Consistency is one of the main things that head coach Mehdi Rhazali has been working on with his Dragons tennis team. Coming off a strong all-around team performance in the opening weekend of their season, Rhazali wanted to see […]
The weekend of Sept. 21 marked the beginning of a new era for Drexel tennis as Mehdi Rhazali completed his first tournament as the new head coach of Drexel men’s and women’s tennis. Coming into the new season, Rhazali expected a lot from his young team, especially with the addition of new assistant coach Kristen […]
The beginning of a new season is about hope. A newfound sense of optimism and the belief that fortunes will either change for the better or perhaps stay at a previously positive level. For the Drexel men’s and women’s tennis teams, the expectation is that this season will be an improvement on the last. Both […]
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