The Oberlin Review

Women’s Tennis Sweeps Wooster Match 9–0

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...

Yeomen Kick off Conference Play, Besting OWU

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...

Yeowomen Fall to NCAC Rival Tigers

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...

Women’s Tennis Splits Home Opener

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...

Men’s Tennis Squashes Wabash Little Giants

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...

Yeowomen Seek NCAC Title After Win

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...

Tough Competition Tests Yeowomen

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...

Men’s Tennis Splits Doubleheader

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...

Yeowomen Fly Past Yellow Jackets, Cardinals

Jack Brewster

February 19, 2016

Filed under SPORTS, Tennis, Varsity Spring

The women’s tennis team defended its home turf in style this weekend against the Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets and the Otterbein University Cardinals, easily sweeping both teams with an impressive score of 9–0. Catalyzed by an uncontested doubles performance by sophomore Mayada Audeh and senior Erin Johnson, Oberlin jumped to a quick 3–0 lead over Baldwin Wallace in the first match. The pair dominated at the number two lineup position, besting the Yellow Jackets’ Claire Watts and Mackenzie Donalson by a score of 8–0. From there, the Yeowomen continued to stifle Baldwin Wallace in the singles portion of the match. Audeh, a native of Washington, D.C., cruised to a victory at the number one po­sition...

Yeomen Serve Up Win in Spring Opener

Yeomen Serve Up Win in Spring Opener

February 5, 2016

The men’s tennis squad opened its spring season this past Saturday with a hard-fought 6–3 win over the visiting Indiana Tech Warriors. The Yeomen initially strug­gled to adjust to the Warriors’ powerful groundstrokes, as they dropped games early in all three doubles matches. The Warriors, who play in the National Associa­tion of Intercollegiate Athletics, featured an array of talented in­ternational players. The first- and second-flight doubles teams did not let their opponents’...

Yeomen Dominate at Season Opener

Yeomen Dominate at Season Opener

September 25, 2015

The Yeomen started their season with a competitive performance at their own invitational event this past weekend. After finishing the 2014-2015 season ranked 12th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Region and winning over 61 percent of their single matches, the Yeomen had high expectations for the start of their 2015-2016 season. This past weekend, they fulfilled some of those expectations, finish­ing the weekend event with a 19–12 record in singles play over three rounds of individual...

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