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 [...]
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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 [...]
Although the Drexel men’s and women’s tennis teams came up short in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament, they can now look back and appreciate successful seasons on the hard court. The men’s team finished the regular season with a 9-8 overall record, including 5-1 in home matches. The Dragons lost three of their top four [...]
The Drexel men’s and women’s tennis teams both competed admirably at the Colonial Athletic Association Championships April 19 but fell short of their goal to bring the trophy home to Drexel. The men’s team had a very difficult first match against the University of Delaware. Due to inclement weather, the match had to be moved [...]
The men and women’s tennis teams opened up their first round of play in the Colonial Athletic Association Championships April 19 in hopes of bringing the title home to Drexel. The tournament is being held on the campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. with quarterfinals beginning April 20, followed by the semi-finals April [...]
A member of the men’s tennis team serves the ball during a singles match in the Drexel Armory. With the loss to the University of Delaware, the men’s four-match winning streak was ended. A pair of winning streaks came to an end for the Drexel University men’s and women’s tennis teams April 7, as both [...]
Drexel University seniors Mark Manos and Sonja Stosic were each named Athlete of the Week April 2-8. Manos, goalkeeper of the men’s lacrosse team, shone in the team’s 11-8 victory at the University of Delaware March 31. He helped his team improve to 3-0 in Colonial Athletic Association play by saving a season-high 15 shots. [...]
Drexel sophomore Zeynep Mafa prepares to serve the ball at the Drexel Armory during a 2-5 home loss against George Washington University Feb. 12. Mafa fell 6-0, 6-3 in the No. 2 singles match as the Dragons would go on to end their three-match homestand. At this time last year, the Drexel University women’s tennis [...]
Senior Sonja Stosic hits a forehand in the air. Stosic, along with sophomore Zeynep Mafa and freshman Nicole Pivonka, each defeated their competitors from Wagner University in complete match shutouts at the Drexel Armory March 3. The women’s team is set to take on Towson University March 10 at home. The Drexel University men’s tennis [...]
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