The Oberlin Review

Senior Jackie McDermott focuses on her match against University of Findlay last Saturday, Sept. 30. McDermott and the rest of the Yeowomen will cap off their fall 2017 season tomorrow in Pittsburgh.

Tennis Continues Strong Season with ITA Performances

October 6, 2017

The men’s and women’s tennis teams both demonstrated strength and skill entering the second half of their fall seasons. The Yeomen shined bright at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regionals at Kalamazoo College last weekend with domination in doubles play, led by seniors Manickam Manickam and Robert Gittings, who beat Westminster College 8–2 in the first round. The Yeowomen followed up a commanding ITA Central Regionals win in Oberlin with a 7–2 victory over the University of...

Senior captain Jackie McDermott gets set in Oberlin’s Fall Invitational last season. This season’s Invitational kicks off tomorrow and goes through Sunday.

Tennis Teams Win Big at Opening Invitationals

September 15, 2017

The women’s and men’s tennis teams both hit the road last weekend to start their respective seasons with fierce competition on both sides. The women competed at Division I Bowling Green State University in the Bowling Green Invitational, and the men squared off in Gambier, OH, at the Kenyon College Invitational. Both teams have a lot to look forward to this year, with the men’s team coming off a historic third-place finish in last year’s North Coast Athletic Conference championships and the...

Junior Manickam Manickam completes a forehand follow-through. The Yeomen completed their season with a 5–2 victory over Denison University in the third-place match of the NCAC Tournament.

Tennis Downs Denison at NCACs

May 5, 2017

Oberlin tennis earned exhilarating back-to-back victories over rival Denison University Big Red, as both the men’s and women’s teams won their Sunday matches to finish third in the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships. The Yeomen made program history with their 5–2 win, beating the Big Red for the first time in 43 years, while the Yeowomen finished their season on a win for the first time since 2014 with a 5–4 victory. Oberlin’s men’s team was led by its seniors, who demonstrated...

Senior captain Olivia Hay strikes trophy pose in the squad’s match against University of Rochester on April 1. The Yeowomen will travel to Gambier, Ohio, to take on conference rival Kenyon College tomorrow.

Women’s Tennis Sweeps Wooster Match 9–0

April 14, 2017

Doling out an emphatic 9–0 sweep to the College of Wooster Fighting Scots, the Yeowomen earned their first North Coast Athletic Conference win of the season last Friday. After an up-and-down March, in which the eight-member squad faced several nationally ranked teams and grueling multi-match weeks, the Yeowomen have emerged fresh and ready to take on NCAC rival the Kenyon College Ladies tomorrow. “We’ve played arguably one of the toughest schedules in the country,” Head Coach Constantine Ananiadi...

Senior Paul Farah eyes a forehand. The Yeomen finished their spring trip to Hilton Head, SC with a perfect 5–0 record.

Yeomen Kick off Conference Play, Besting OWU

March 31, 2017

Riding an eight-match win streak, men’s tennis earned its first North Coast Athletic Conference victory with an 8–1 win over the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops Saturday. The Yeomen posted five non-conference victories during their spring break trip in the beach-front town of Hilton Head, SC, moving their overall record to 10–5. Junior Michael Drougas said the team is motivated to maintain that momentum as it looks ahead to the rest of conference play. “I think and hope our expectations...

Junior Sarah Hughes closes in on the net, eyeing a low forehand volley. After a 4–0 weekend in which she earned wins over Centre College and DePauw University at the No. 1 spot in both singles and doubles, Hughes was named North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Yeowomen Fall to NCAC Rival Tigers

March 3, 2017

In a tough loss to the No. 25 DePauw University Tigers, the Yeowomen fell 6–3 Sunday to the rival who bested them last year in the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament third-place match, the last match of the 2015-16 season. The loss came a day after a victory over the Centre College Colonels, which helped the Yeowomen protect their number 40 national rank. Head Coach Constantine Ananiadis said Oberlin fell just short of DePauw on the Tigers’ home courts. “Our game plan was to come...

First-years Lena Rich and Rainie Heck shake hands just after match point. The duo won an exhibition doubles match at No. 4 8–2 against Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Crimson Hawks defeated the Yeowomen 7–2 in the
second match of a home-opener double header last Saturday.

Women’s Tennis Splits Home Opener

February 17, 2017

Women’s tennis swept the Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets 9–0 in its first win of the season Saturday before falling to Division II Indiana University of Pennsylvania 7–2 later that afternoon. Led by veteran players but bolstered by a strong rookie class, Oberlin’s record stands at 1–2. Though the spring season has just begun, the squad has faced non-conference competition at all levels. “We have already seen some of the top players in Division III, as well as some strong Div...

First-year Stephen Gruppuso loads up for a forehand. Grupposo earned wins at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles in Oberlin’s decisive 6¬–2 victory over conference rival Wabash College Saturday.

Men’s Tennis Squashes Wabash Little Giants

February 10, 2017

While battles between the Wabash College Little Giants and the Yeomen are typically close, Oberlin dominated last Saturday, sweeping doubles in a decisive 6–2 victory at Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio. Bolstered by a strong class of first-years, the Yeomen are currently ranked 40th nationally and 11th in the Central Region of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, boasting a 2–0 record. “We’ve had a solid start to the season because this is one of the most hardworking...

Feature Photo: Women's Tennis Hosts Invitational

Feature Photo: Women’s Tennis Hosts Invitational

September 16, 2016

Over 100 women’s tennis players took to the Don Hunsinger courts for the 10th–annual Oberlin Invitational from Sept. 9–11. The invitational gave the Yeowomen a chance to compete against North Coast Athletic Conference foes Denison University and The College of Wooster as well as Division II Slippery Rock University and West Virginia State University. A total of 12 teams participated in the tournament, in which players and doubles pairs compete individually — no team scores are kept. Play...

Ariana Abayomi swings a forehand over the net in singles play. The Yeowomen beat the Gators 7–2 Saturday in the final match of their regular season.

Yeowomen Seek NCAC Title After Win

April 29, 2016

The women’s tennis team fin­ished its regular season on Satur­day, taking a win from the Alleghe­ny College Gators in commanding fashion and ending the day with a score of 7–2. The Yeowomen enter the post­season in fourth place after going 12–9 in the regular season and 2–1 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. In doubles matches, the Yeo­women initially struggled to find their footing, with junior Emma Brezel and sophomore Sarah Hughes going down 8–6 in a tough battle in the...

Sophomore Jackie McDermott forehands a shot back at her opponent. McDermott and her team triumphed over Division II Walsh University on Friday, but fell to Division I Cleveland State on Saturday.

Tough Competition Tests Yeowomen

April 15, 2016

The women’s tennis team split two match­es last weekend, knocking off Division II Walsh University 7–2 Friday before falling to Division I Cleveland State 6–1 Saturday. As a Division III school, Oberlin went into the weekend as the underdog in both match­ups. This wasn’t the first time Head Coach Constantine Ananiadis had scheduled these matches against high quality, out of confer­ence competition — heading into the season ranked 38th in the country, Ananiadis con­siders it beneficial...

Junior Billy Lennon lofts up the ball as he prepares to serve to his Denison University opponent. The Yeomen were defeated Saturday 4–5 by the visiting Big Red but were able to bounce back Sunday to defeat the New York University BobCats 5–4.

Men’s Tennis Splits Doubleheader

April 8, 2016

The men’s tennis team hosted a doubleheader last weekend, facing North Coast Athletic Conference rival the Denison University Big Red Saturday and a non-conference matchup against the New York University BobCats Sunday. The Yeomen fell 5–4 in the first match but rallied to take home a 5–4 victory on Sunday. Saturday kicked off with doubles action as sophomore Michael Drougas and junior Ian Paik easily beat Denison’s sophomore Jamie McDonald and first-year Blake Burstein 8–3 to take the...

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