The Oberlin Review

Yeowomen Fly Past Yellow Jackets, Cardinals

Jack Brewster

February 19, 2016

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...

Junior Abe Davis lofts the ball up to serve to Fernando Sousa and Mikel Oscoz of Indiana Tech Saturday. Davis and his senior partner Callan Louis defeated their Indiana Tech opponents 8–5 in doubles action, and the duo each earned wins in singles play to contribute to the Yeomen’s 6–3 win in the afternoon.

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’...

Junior Abraham Davis readies to return a volley at Oberlin’s invitational event this past weekend. Davis was 3–0 in singles play at the event and would finish with an overall record of 5–1. The Yeomen travel to St. Louis this weekend for the ITA Central Region Championships.

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...

Ishida Named NCAC Coach of the Year

Jackie McDermott, Staff Writer

May 1, 2015

The men’s tennis team earned a fourth-place finish at the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament, which concluded on April 26, capping off a 12–11 season. Head Coach Eric Ishida was named NCAC Coach of the Year following the tournament, while sophomore Ian Paik and first-year Michael Drougas also earned NCAC accolades. In the first match of the NCAC tournament, the fifth-seeded Yeomen earned an exciting 5–3 upset over the fourth-seeded Wabash College Little Giants. After falling 5–4 to the Little Giants during the regular season, the team made a statement in doubles competition, coming out strong with victories in the second and third flights. The second-flight pairing of Paik and Drougas kicked off an intense...

Sophomore Ian Paik prepares to return a shot in a game against the Allegheny College Gators last Saturday at the Don Hunsinger Courts. The Yeomen defeated the Gators 7–2 en route to the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships this weekend in Gambier, Ohio.

Men’s Tennis Beats Gators, Heads to Playoffs

April 27, 2015

The men’s tennis team bested conference rival the Allegheny College Gators 7–2 last Saturday to clinch the fifth seed in the upcoming North Conference Athletic Conference tournament. The Yeomen sent senior captain Soren Zeliger off with the program’s first win over Allegheny in 10 years on his Senior Day. The team, which fell to the Case Western Reserve University Spartans the next day, finished the regular season at 11–9 with a 2–1 record in the NCAC. The atmosphere was lively at the Do...

Junior Callan Louis follows through on a shot in a match against the Indiana Tech University Warriors on Friday, Feb. 27. The men’s tennis team has won four matches in a row heading into a showdown this Saturday at home against the John Carroll University Blue Streaks.

Yeomen Dominate on Road to Push Streak to 4

March 13, 2015

The men’s tennis team pushed its winning streak to four after earning commanding road victories over the Earlham College Quakers and conference rival Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops last Saturday. The Yeomen took immediate control of Saturday’s first contest, winning all three doubles matches against the Battling Bishops. Senior Soren Zeliger and junior Callan Louis got the team off to a strong start when they won a tight No. 1 doubles match 9–8, and the No. 2 doubles pairing of so...

First-year Jackie McDermott lunges to hit the ball in a match against the Ashland University
Eagles on Feb. 25. The Yeowomen play their next match at home on Saturday, March 14 against
the John Carroll University Blue Streaks.

Yeowomen Can’t Get By Northwestern Ohio

March 6, 2015

The women’s tennis team was unable to knock off National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics foe the University of Northwestern Ohio Racers, falling in a close 5–4 match last Saturday. Despite claiming victories in the top singles and doubles spots, the Yeowomen were ultimately unable to clinch wins in the subsequent flights. Senior captain Grace Porter won in the No. 1 top singles flight 6–4, 6–1, and was joined by first-year Sarah Hughes to pull off the No. 1 doubles win 8–5. H...

Senior captain Soren Zeliger readies himself to make a return shot in a match against the Indiana Tech Warriors. The Yeomen defeated the Warriors 7–2 to push their season record
to 3–4.

Louis Takes Home Player of the Week Accolade

March 6, 2015

Junior Callan Louis was named North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week after a commanding performance in the men’s tennis team’s 7–2 win over the Indiana Institute of Technology. Louis has provided Oberlin with an edge, helping lead the team in winning two of its last three matches — besting Wheaton College and falling to the University of Chicago, bringing the team’s current record to 3–4. In their match against National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics team Indiana Tech, th...

First-year Mayada Audeh returns a shot in her match against the visiting Ashland University Eagles on Wednesday. Audeh won both her matches in the No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles slots to bring her total career wins to six.

Women’s Tennis Splits Matches in Weekend Play

February 27, 2015

The women’s tennis team bested the visiting Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets with a clean 9–0 victory in its first set of matches last Saturday. First-year Mayada Audeh led the Yeowomen in the No. 1 singles spot, breezing past her opponent in two sets with twin scores of 6–1. However, Oberlin saw tougher competition in the Division II Indiana University of Pennsylvania Crimson Hawks later that day, losing in all but one match with a score of 8–1. Sophomore Emma Brezel, who held the No. 1...

Senior captain Grace Porter sets up for a serve in a match against the
University of Chicago Maroons last weekend. The women’s tennis
team returns to its home courts to play Case Western University and
Otterbein University this Saturday.

Women’s Tennis Struggles Against Ranked Foe

February 13, 2015

The women’s tennis team dropped its season opener to the nationally ranked University of Chicago Maroons last Sunday, losing all nine matches. In singles play, the No. 1 slot featured senior captain Grace Porter, currently ranked 17th in the region, against the Maroons’ sixth-ranked Megan Tang. Jumping out to an early 0–3 set lead, Porter was able to clinch the first set 3–6. The second set took a turn in favor of the Maroons as Tang claimed the next two sets, ultimately shutting Porter down w...

First-year Michael Drougas returns a shot during
a game last fall. The Yeomen travel to Chicago
this weekend to face the University of Chicago Maroons and the Wheaton College Thunder.

Ishida Leads Competitive Spirit for Men’s Tennis

February 13, 2015

The men’s tennis team kicked off its spring season at home on Saturday, falling to conference rival Wabash College in a six hour-long 5–4 loss and 7–2 to Division II foe Tiffin University. Oberlin’s marathon contest against the Wabash Little Giants culminated in a three-set match in the fifth flight between senior captain Soren Zeliger and Wabash’s Graham McMullen. The previous three regular-season meetings between the two teams ended in a close 5–4 score, and again on Saturday, the scor...

Manickam Manickam (left), Michael Drougas and Robert Gittings

In the Locker Room with Manickam Manickam, Michael Drougas and Robert Gittings

February 13, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with men’s tennis first-years Robert Gittings, Michael Drougas and Manickam Manickam to discuss their young team, the tennis program’s recent success and their trip to Australia. How would you assess the season thus far? Manickam Manickam: Our trip to Australia was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As for this past Saturday, it was disappointing losing to Wabash [College] in a close match, but the Tiffin [University] match was more of a relaxed setting. We got to...

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