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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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 […]
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 […]
Spanning19 days, the 2012 Summer Olympics brought the best athletes from 204 nations to London to compete in front of a global audience. 85 of those 204 — from Afghanistan to Venezuela — earned a total of 962 medals. Over 10,000 athletes participated in 302 events in 26 different sports. For the fifth consecutive Summer […]
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 […]
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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