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 [...]
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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 [...]
Sophomore Zeynep Mafa gets ready for a serve at the baseline. Mafa lost her last match against George Washington University 6-0, 6-3. The Dragons next match is in Bethlehem, Pa. against Lehigh University. Following a stretch of three consecutive home matches, the Drexel University men’s tennis team traveled to Annapolis, Md. Feb. 12 to face [...]
The Drexel men’s tennis team won its second consecutive dual match Jan. 29 by defeating Morgan State University 6-1 at the Drexel Armory. After dropping the doubles point, the Dragons won all six singles matches to clinch the victory. The Dragons fell behind early after conceding two of the three doubles matches on the courts. [...]
The Drexel men’s and women’s tennis teams went to Virginia Jan. 20-21 to compete in the Virginia Commonwealth University 4-1 Tournament. Both teams competed in three matches, but only the men came out with a victory. The teams came back to Philadelphia with few positive results to show, but the coaches feel they made real [...]
Drexel tennis will return to action for the first time in weeks this weekend, Oct. 14, with a set of separate tournaments. For the men’s team, a few members will be participating in the ITA Men’s Northeast Regional this weekend, Oct. 13-18, at Cornell University. Among the qualifiers for the singles tournament are freshman Badr [...]
Both Drexel’s men’s and women’s tennis squads defeated City 6 foe St. Joseph’s University April 1 and look to close out their seasons strong. The men’s team (6-3, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) took down the Hawks dramatically, winning the match 4-3, while the women (7-6, 1-1) won theirs 4-2. “Our matches against St. [...]
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