Men’s and women’s tennis wrap up season at CAA Championships
The Drexel University men’s and women’s tennis teams competed in the Colonial Athletic Association Championships this past weekend in North Carolina.
Apr. 22, 2016
Regular seasons come to close for men’s and women’s tennis
This past weekend, the regular season for the Drexel University men’s and women’s tennis team came to a close. The men’s team ended their season with a record of 13-7 and the women’s ended their season 13-6.
Apr. 15, 2016
Men’s and women’s tennis get wins against Delaware
After a week filled with competition, the Drexel University men’s and the women’s tennis teams played their best and managed to improve their overall season records.
Apr. 8, 2016
Men’s and women’s tennis grab wins against Hofstra
The Drexel University men’s and women’s tennis teams played against Hofstra University at the Drexel Armory, April 3. Seniors Erin Bowsher and Xabier Saavedra were being honored at these matches for the women’s and men’s teams, respectively.
Mar. 11, 2016
Tennis: women improve to 9-2, men drop to 8-4 following loss
Another packed weekend has passed by with wins and losses for both the women’s tennis team and men’s tennis team. The women had a great weekend and racked up wins against both the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Wagner University. The women won 6-1 against the Seahawks on Saturday, March 5, and did not give Wagner University a chance. The only loss occurred at number six singles, with Jennifer White, a sophomore, losing 8-6. All the other positions triumphed and brought home the win.
Mar. 4, 2016
Men’s tennis drops two straight, women’s picks up win over Colgate
Photo courtesy Drexeldragons.com Drexel University had a lot of tennis matches this past week, with the men’s tennis team playing two matches and the women’s team playing one match against Colgate University. The first match for the men’s team was against Monmouth University Feb. 24. They suffered a detrimental loss, marking their second loss of the season. The overall score came out to be 5-1 against the Hawks, making Drexel’s season record 7-2. The only singles win came from freshman Sinan Orhon at the No.5 singles spot. His match went to a nail-biting three sets, with Orhon losing the first set 2-6, and then changing the game around with winning the next two sets 6-4, 6-0. Two other singles matches ended up going to three sets but not falling in favor of the dragons. Freshman Andrew Sinai lost his first set 6-3, but then ended up gaining momentum in the second set, 6-4 but then losing it with losing the third set 6-4. Hamza Laalej, a sophomore, faced the same fate as Sinai. Laalej lost the first set, 6-4, but then won the second set in a tiebreaker, but then losing the third set with almost a bagel score; 6-1. Xabier Saavedra played the No.1 singles spot, losing his match in two sets 6-2 and 6-2. Balaji Lakshmanan, the sophomore also lost his match 6-3 and 6-2; and Kashyap Ashok lost as well with a score of 6-4 and 6-3. There were no doubles matches played for this match, but the Hawks won over the Dragons with an overall match score of 5-1. On the bright side, Hamza Laalej and Balaji Lakshmanan were named the Colonial Athletic Association Doubles Performer of the Week. They have played together numerous times, and have succeeded greatly. This is Lakshmanan’s second time winning this honor, and the first one for Laalej. With a tough loss against Monmouth University, the men traveled to Colgate University. Another loss was in store for them, losing to the Raiders in a tough 4-3 match. With two consecutive losses this week, the overall score for the men’s tennis team is now 7-3. Andrew Sinai lost in the number one singles spot, 6-1, 6-2 with Xabier Saavedra winning in a tough three set match, 1-6, 6-3 and 6-3. Both played third doubles together but lost to the Raiders with a score of 6-4. Lakshmanan lost in a difficult 3 set match with taking the first set 7-5, but then losing 4-6 and 4-6 in the next two sets. Hamza Laalej won his singles match and No.4 spot 6-4 and 6-2. Both of them played the number one doubles match and failed to win against the opposing team in a tough tiebreaker with a score of 7-6. Orhon yet again won his singles match with a score of 6-3, 7-6 (8). Vuk Subotic lost his singles match in a three set, losing 6-3, 2-6 and 6-2. Orhon and Ashok played the No.2 doubles spot and won their match 6-2. With all the matches complete, the dragons lost 4-3. With things looking not so good for the men’s team, things looked very bright for the lady dragons. The Drexel women’s tennis team swept away all the matches against Colgate University with an overall match score of 7-0, making their season record 7-2. Clary Rodriguez Cruz won her singles match 6-4, 7-5 with the No.2 singles player, Erin Bowsher also winning 6-2, 6-1. Bowsher and Ryshena Providence played at the No.3 doubles spot winning 6-2. Providence, a sophomore, won her singles match 6-2 and 6-1. Lea Winkler won in 2 bagel sets, and also won her doubles match with Kendra Bunch with a score of 6-1. Kendra Bunch won her singles match 6-1, and a bagel in the second set. Yazawa and Cruz had an automatic default in their doubles match. Following the great match for the women, they will next be seen against Wagner University March 5 at the Drexel Armory, and against the New Jersey Institute of Techonology Sunday, March 6 in Newark, New Jersey. The men will play versus the same teams.
Feb. 26, 2016
Men’s and women’s tennis face off against Villanova
Drexel University men’s and women’s tennis teams both played at Villanova University Feb. 19, resulting in a win for the men and a devastating loss on the women’s side. With a 6-1 overall record for both the men’s and the women’s team, the women updated their record to 6-2 with a 4-3 loss on Friday.
Feb. 19, 2016
Men’s and women’s tennis each improve to 6-1 after great weekend
The Drexel University tennis team had match filled weekend that started Feb. 12, with both the men’s and women’s and teams playing in Connecticut against Fairfield University.
Feb. 12, 2016
Men’s tennis defeated, women split over weekend
Drexel University men’s and women’s tennis teams played at Lehigh University Feb. 6 where the men lost in a close match and the women cruised through to victory.
Feb. 5, 2016
Tennis: men & women successful in close matches last weekend
With the sky clearing up and the sun coming out, the scores for the Drexel University women’s tennis team looked as bright as the weather. The Dragons won their match against Fordham University Jan. 29 with a score of 5-2, making their record 3-0 this season. Jan 31., Things looked good for the men’s team as well, when they won by a close score of 4-3 against Morgan State University during homecoming week. With this win, their overall record improves to 4-0 and an overall record of 14-1 against the Bears.
Oct. 23, 2015
M. and w. tennis pick up wins before alumni weekend
Drexel University’s tennis got off to a roaring start this season with a complete sweep of wins Oct. 17, outscoring their opponents 20 to 1. The men’s team got off to a quick start versus La Salle University with Xabier Saavedra winning in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. Sinan Orhon, Balaji Lakshmanan and Daniil Ginzburg all proceeded to win their matches in straight sets, thereby guaranteeing Drexel their first win of the season. Kashyap Ashok and Vuk Subotic completed the singles sweep for the Dragons with their shutouts in straight sets. In the doubles tournament, Orhon and Ashok won the first game 6-2. Saavedra and Lakshmanan then got the second doubles win with a 6-0 shutout. The final and seventh point of the shutout came when Ginzburg and Subotic won 6-3.
Oct. 16, 2015
Ginzburg leads tennis to Princeton Invitational title
The Drexel University Men’s tennis team took to the courts at the Princeton Innovational in Princeton, NJ in preparation before the first couple of regular season games, back to back, on Oct 17th. Freshman Sinan Orhon was the first Dragon on the courts in the Singles Flight 2 sets, where he advanced to the quarterfinals before losing in straight sets. From there, Orhon was narrowly edged in the consolation ladder match in three sets with the third set ending in a 13-11 loss.
Sep. 25, 2015
Tennis competes at Saint Joseph’s Invitational
Both the Drexel University men’s and women’s tennis teams completed in the Saint Joseph’s invitational this past weekend. The men’s performance was highlighted by the play of freshman Sinan Orhon, who advanced to the Flight 1 semifinals in his first collegiate play. In the first flight, he cruised past his opponents in straight sets with the third game being on in three sets. In the singles Flight 2, Xabier Saavedra lost his opening match in three sets before winning the next two consolation ladder matches. He went on to lose the final consolation ladder match in three sets.
May. 1, 2015
A man and his plan
The Drexel University tennis teams are facing the University of Delaware on a clear-blue Sunday afternoon in mid-April. Rhazali’s women’s team is looking for its 15th win of the 2014-15 season, a total the Dragons have never reached.
Apr. 24, 2015
Tennis seasons end early in Virginia
Freshman Ryshena Providence watches a serve at Vidas Courts this season. (Photo Courtesy – Drexel Dragons)The Drexel University tennis teams finally concluded their respective seasons April 17 in Williamsburg, Virginia, at the Colonial Athletic Association Championships.
Apr. 17, 2015
Fresh off program record, women’s tennis ready for CAAs
Sophomore Lea Winkler sizes up an incoming ball. Winkler and the women’s tennis team won a program-record 15 matches this season. (Ajon Brodie – The Triangle)The Drexel University women’s tennis team kicked off a back-to-back April 11-12 against Towson University and the University of Delaware.