The Oberlin Review

Ishida Named NCAC Coach of the Year

Jackie McDermott, Staff Writer

May 1, 2015

Filed under SPORTS, Tennis, Varsity Spring

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...

Men’s Tennis Beats Gators, Heads to Playoffs

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...

Yeomen Dominate on Road to Push Streak to 4

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...

Yeowomen Can’t Get By Northwestern Ohio

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...

Louis Takes Home Player of the Week Accolade

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...

Women’s Tennis Splits Matches in Weekend Play

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...

Women’s Tennis Struggles Against Ranked Foe

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...

Ishida Leads Competitive Spirit for Men’s Tennis

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...

In the Locker Room with Manickam Manickam, 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...

Tennis Sends Off Senior with Victory

Sloane Garelick

May 2, 2014

Filed under Tennis, Varsity Spring

Last weekend the tennis team closed out their spring season with a win and a loss in the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament. The team finished its season with a 12–13 record, going 1–3 in conference play. As the fifth-seeded team in the tournament, the Yeomen took on the fourth-seeded team, the Allegheny College Gators in the quarterfinals last Friday. Unfortunately, the match ended with a 5–0 loss for the Yeomen. With its season the line, the coaches made some changes to the team’s usual lineup, hoping to achieve better results. “We felt it gave us the best opportunity to win the match, and unfortunately the gamble didn't pay off,” said senior Charles Marks. The Gators, ranked No.11 in the regi...

Yeowomen Head to NCAC Tournament

Yeowomen Head to NCAC Tournament

April 25, 2014

The women’s tennis team won its seventh consecutive match last Saturday when it beat the Allegheny College Gators 7–2, advancing its conference record to a perfect 3–0. This victory pushed the team’s regular season record to 11–8 overall. Its next match will come in the first round of the NCAC tournament. “I’d attribute our recent success against conference teams to the hard work we put in as a team over spring break,” junior Grace Porter said. “Close losses to some of the top...

Yeomen Bested by Nationally Ranked Kenyon Lords

Suzanna Doak

April 18, 2014

Filed under SPORTS, Tennis, Varsity Spring

Last Monday, the Yeomen battled the Kenyon College Lords at home. Though both teams fought hard, in the end the Lords bested the Yeomen 9–0. In doubles play, first-year Ian Paik and junior Soren Zeliger fought for the top seat, but fell just short, losing 6–8. Heading into the meet, the Yeomen knew they would have their hands full with a talented Kenyon team. “The biggest challenge going into it was probably their name and history as a program, leading us to give them more respect than we should have,” Paik said. “They’re a top 15 team in the nation that has some of the best players headlining their lineup and very little drop from their 1 to 6.” In the No. 2 match, sophomore Callan Louis and...

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