The Oberlin Review

College first-year Isabelle Olaes.

Women’s Tennis Rides Momentum

March 6, 2020

After an exhausting schedule with two consecutive double-headers, two away games last week, and three matches this past weekend, the Oberlin women’s tennis team is now 5–5. Despite a tiring past couple of weeks, the team still continues to bring its A-game. After a slow start to its previous season before rallying to finish fourth in the North Coast Athletic Conference, it’s been able to quickly pick up the pace and gain an immense amount of momentum for the rest of the 2020 season. College second-year ...

Inspired By Myles Garrett, Athletes Join Aggression Debate

Khalid McCalla, Contributing Sports Editor

December 6, 2019

Over the course of the last month, several high profile sports leagues and the NCAA have seen suspensions handed out due to fighting. In the NBA, the Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid and Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl- Anthony Towns got into a fistfight during a game in October, leading to both players missing key time. This past Saturday, University of Georgia wide receiver, George Pickens, was ejected after fighting Georgia Tech defensive back Tre Swilling. These incidents bookended an all-out brawl that occurred between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 14, which culminated in Browns defensive end Myles Garrett hitting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with Rudolph...

President Carmen Twillie Ambar on the field at halftime of the Homecoming football game.

Oberlin Celebrates Homecoming Weekend

October 11, 2019

The campus seemed to be abuzz with energy from students and non-students alike when Homecoming Weekend approached. Homecoming Weekend is always a time for members of the Oberlin College and community to come together. Whether it is families coming to Oberlin to watch their student-athlete perform on the field or alumni visiting old friends, there is always something that draws people to Oberlin’s campus. The festivities began Friday with the Heisman Club’s annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony...

Sophomore Stephen Gruppuso had one of his best performances of the spring in the Yeomen’s battle with the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops Sunday. Gruppuso and fellow sophomore Camron Cohen earned an 8–4 victory at No. 1 in doubles play.

Men’s Tennis Tops Battling Bishops, Finishes Third

May 4, 2018

The men’s tennis team clinched third place in the North Coast Athletic Conference at its annual tournament last Sunday. After beating the DePauw University Tigers 5–1 last Friday, the Yeomen dropped their semi-finals matchup to the Denison University Big Red 5–1, sending them to the matchup for third place against the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops with another 5–1 win. Against the Bishops, the Yeomen won their second-straight third-place prize. To senior Michael Drougas, who pla...

Sophomore Lena Rich played a big role in helping the Yeowomen secure third place in the NCAC Tournament last weekend. Rich won her singles matchup 6–0, 6–0 at No. 6.

Yeowomen Clinch Third Place in NCAC Championships

May 4, 2018

The women’s tennis team finished its season by winning third place in North Coast Athletic Conference tournament last weekend. As the third-seed in the tournament, they first played the sixth-seeded Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops last Friday. After dropping the semi-finals to the second-seeded Denison University Big Red, they played their final match against the fifth-seeded DePauw University Tigers Sunday. “The season was very successful,” Women’s Tennis Head Coach Constantine A...

The men’s tennis team, led by four seniors, will look to get revenge against the sixth-seeded DePauw University — who knocked them out of the NCAC Tournament last year — today at 9 a.m. in Indianapolis.

Men’s Tennis Splits Heading into NCAC Tournament

April 27, 2018

The No. 37 men’s tennis team finished the regular season with a pair of matches last weekend, easily dispatching the Allegheny College Gators 8–1 Saturday and dropping a close contest to the No. 28 Denison University Big Red 6–3 Sunday. The Yeomen enter the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament as the third seed behind Kenyon College and Denison with a record of 9–9. In the first matchup Saturday, the Yeomen dominated the Gators in singles play, winning all six pairings. Sophomore Cam...

Seniors Mayada Audeh, Jackie McDermott, and Sarah Hughes were honored Saturday for their contributions to the women’s tennis program throughout their four-year careers. The team dropped the first match to Kenyon College and dominated Ursuline College in the second match.

Women’s Tennis Drops Kenyon Game Ahead of Championships

April 20, 2018

The women’s tennis team celebrated their three seniors’ final home game last Saturday, facing off against both their North Coast Athletic Conference rival the Kenyon College Ladies and the Ursuline College Arrows. While the Yeowomen dropped their first Senior Day matchup against the Ladies 8–1, they quickly rebounded, handily defeating the Arrows 9–0. “We wanted it too badly, we were trying too hard [against Kenyon],” Head Women’s Tennis Coach Constantine Ananiadis said. “Sometimes yo...

Senior Michael Drougas celebrated his illustrious collegiate career at Senior Day last Saturday with an 8–1 victory against Ohio Wesleyan University. Drougas and fellow senior Manickam Manickam sealed an 8–5 victory at No. 2 doubles.

Men’s Tennis Enjoys Victory Against OWU on Senior Day

April 6, 2018

Four seniors who helped the men’s tennis team rise to become a formidable force in both the North Coast Athletic Conference and the region celebrated their Senior Day Saturday against the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops, winning 8–1. Following the Senior Day ceremonies, as the Yeomen hoisted “fatheads” of their senior leaders, they convincingly swept doubles and eventually earned their second conference win, improving their overall record to 7–7. As parents, grandparents, and frie...

Senior Mayada Audeh warms up for the ITA Central Regionals, hosted by Oberlin in September. Over spring break, the Yeowomen won all three of their matches, giving them a six-game winning streak heading into conference play.

Hughes, McDermott Highlight Successful Spring Break Trip

March 30, 2018

The women’s tennis team doesn’t pay much attention to their record or national ranking, despite boasting an impressive 10–5 record. The plan is the same every year: gain a competitive advantage over North Coast Athletic Conference opponents by scheduling tough opponents before conference play begins. The Yeowomen collected three hard-earned wins during their spring break trip to Orlando, FL, which should give them a boost of confidence and some momentum as they look to build on their six-matc...

Sophomore Stephen Gruppuso played a major role in the Yeomen’s victory over No. 35 Hobart College Sunday. Gruppuso and fellow sophomore Camron Cohen won their doubles match in the No. 1 spot 7–5, which gave the team momentum going into singles play.

Men’s Tennis Gains Momentum, Tops No. 35 Hobart

March 9, 2018

The men’s tennis team defeated the No. 35 nationally ranked Hobart Statesmen 6–3 Sunday to win their third match in a row, improving to 4–6 on the season. After a brutal opening slate that included four losses in five contests, the Yeomen are finding their rhythm going into spring break and conference play. “Our doubles were as solid as we’ve had in any team I’ve coached here,” Head Coach Eric Ishida said. “It was just a great team effort. Camron [Cohen] and Stephen [Gruppuso] continue...

Sophomore Lena Rich prepares to return a serve at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regionals in September. Rich and her doubles partner, senior Mayada Audeh, had a decisive 8–4 win Saturday against Kalamazoo College.

Yeowomen Best Hornets Without Top Players Hughes

March 2, 2018

The Yeowomen tennis team traveled to Michigan for back-to-back games against the Hope College Flying Dutch and the Kalamazoo College Hornets last weekend. Despite dropping the first match 3–6 to the number 21 ranked Flying Dutch, the Yeowomen closed out their road trip with a 6–3 win against the Hornets, raising them to 5–5 for the season. As they continue preparing for North Coast Athletic Conference play in April, the Yeowomen also look to improve on their third-place finish in the confer...

College first-year Maja Shaw Todorovic prepares a serve. The women's tennis team, which is currently 3–3 overall, looks to continue their undefeated play at home tomorrow at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Men’s and Women’s Tennis Begin Spring Season

February 16, 2018

Last week brought starkly different results for the men’s and women’s tennis teams. The Yeowomen earned back-to-back 9–0 wins against the Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets and the Otterbein University Cardinals, while the Yeomen fell to the Case Western Reserve University Spartans and University of Chicago Maroons 1–8 and 0–9, respectively. “We felt good [going into the matches],” men’s tennis Head Coach Eric Ishida said. “There were definitely some positives to take...

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