The Oberlin Review

Ace! Yeomen Squash Malone in Season Opener

Phoebe Hammer

February 17, 2012

Last weekend, the men’s tennis team’s offseason training finally paid off when they left the court with a 7–2 win at home against Malone University in their first match of the season. “Even with our small size, we have a good mix of classes and I think everyone really stepped up this weekend,” said senior co-captain Sam Towne. With only nine members on the team, everyone contributed for a victory. Towne and fellow captain and senior Joe Leffler started this momentum in a doubles match, beating their opponents 8–1 in the No. 3 spot. Sophomores Ben Turchin and Logan Chun then gave the Yeomen another doubles victory, winning their match 8–2 in the No. 2 spot. In the No. 1 spot, first-year Soren Zeliger...

Yeomen and Yeowomen Alike Receive Conference Accolades

John Crittenden, Staff Writer

May 13, 2011

With spring sports at a close, the North Coast Athletic Conference recently honored numerous Yeomen and Yeowomen for their exemplary play. In women's tennis, junior Ariel Lewis received her third consecutive All-NCAC First Team selection. Lewis, who notched her 100th career win midway through the season, was also one of 32 players selected to play in the NCAA Singles Championships in her home state of California. When asked about her All-NCAC selection, Lewis said, “I'm honored to have received recognition by the conference. During the season I just play my matches; winning individual awards or honors isn't really the point so much as helping the team is. Still, it's rewarding to see that you are respected by t...

Yeomen and Yeowomen Give Strong Effort in Conference Tournament

John Critterden, Staff Writer

May 6, 2011

The men's and women's tennis North Coast Athletic Conference Championships were held this past weekend at Oberlin College. Both the Yeomen and Yeowomen have reason to be proud of their achievements in the tournament, in addition to bright future prospects. The Yeomen played three matches, posting a 1–2 record to finish in a respectable sixth place in the conference. After being blanked by Wabash College in the quarterfinals 5–0, Oberlin notched a close 5–4 win over the Ohio Wesleyan University Bishops in the consolation bracket. They ended the tournament with a 5–2 loss in the fifth place match against Wittenberg University Tigers. The win against Ohio Wesleyan was especially sweet, as it gave the Yeomen...

Tennis Teams Look to NCAC Tourney After Close Losses

Alen Cisija

April 22, 2011

The end of the regular season is fast approaching for both of Oberlin’s varsity tennis teams, as the Yeomen and Yeowomen are jockeying for position in the upcoming North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament next weekend. The men dropped two hard-fought matches this week against nationally ranked opponents, while the women’s side fell to sixth-ranked Denison. First up for the Yeomen was a tough test against the No. 27 Denison University Big Red (9¬–7, 2–0 NCAC). Oberlin (6–14, 1–1 NCAC) fought admirably but were eventually edged 1¬–8. The junior duo of Sam Towne and Joe Leffler scored the lone win for the Yeomen, knocking off the Big Red duo of Cam Williams and Andrew Marczak, 8–4, in third doub...

Men’s Tennis Shows Promise But Comes Up Short

John Critterden

March 18, 2011

Oberlin is on the cusp of becoming a significant force in men’s tennis in the North Coast Athletic Conference; the team must simply find a way to close out matches. This past Saturday, March 12, the team lost hard-fought matches against Grove City College and Ohio Wesleyan University, both by scores of 7–2. The team started off on fire against Grove City in the morning. After first-year Charlie Marks and junior Joe Leffler narrowly lost the opening doubles slot in a fierce final set tiebreaker, the Yeomen came back to win the remaining two doubles matches behind 8-5 results from junior Eliot Heaton and first-year Logan Chun in the second slot and junior Sam Towne and sophomore William Broderick in the third...

Tennis Teams In Search of Consistency Following Tough Losses

James Blankenship and Ariel Lewis

March 11, 2011

Last week was a rough one for Oberlin’s tennis squads, who dropped a combined three matches in the season’s early going. The Yeomen suffered consecutive defeats in their doubleheader last Saturday, losing 8–1 and 9–0 at the hands of Hope College and Elmhurst College, respectively. Just two days prior, the women’s team fell 5–4 to Division II foe Ashland University in an evening match that lasted well over six hours. The losses on the men’s side followed a two-match winning streak, which doesn’t seem like much until you consider the team’s recent history. Oberlin’s record at the end of the 2010 season was 4–22, a vast improvement from the prior season in which their inexperience led to an 0–22...

Chun Leads Yeomen to a Perfect Week

Chris Landers, Sports Editor

March 4, 2011

The men’s tennis team was on fire this week, defeating Heidelberg University on Saturday by a score of 7–2 and picking up a 6–3 win over Mount Union College on Wednesday. The Yeomen, who improved to 3–2 on the year, won with dominant singles play in both contests. Against Heidelberg, Oberlin first-year sensation Logan Chun continued his hot start to the season, as he and junior Joe Leffler defeated Ryan Earl and Zach Schwenning 8–2 in second doubles to start things off. The tandem of sophomore William Broderick and junior Sam Towne, playing as the third doubles team for the first time this season, notched an 8–3 victory over Dorian Kempf and Matt McDivitt to ensure the doubles point for the Oberlin. In...

Yeowomen Sweep Doubleheader with Ease

Max Anzilotti

February 25, 2011

The Yeowomen opened the day against Otterbein and dominated from the start. All three doubles pairings won by a score of 8–1. In the top slot, junior Ariel Lewis and sophomore Farah Leclercq teamed up to beat the Cardinals’ Julie Stroyne and Brook Trine. A sophomore transfer from Florida Gulf Coast University, Leclercq has had an immediate impact on the program. She finished the fall season as the 15th-ranked player in the Central Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Together, the combination of Lewis and Leclercq form one of, if not the, best doubles pairings in the conference. “Both [Leclercq and Lewis] are easily two of the top players in the region, and really the nation,” said Head...

In The Locker Room: First-Year Tennis Star Logan Chun

Brenna Sheldon

February 18, 2011

What is your favorite aspect of tennis? The competition. You play one opponent, two if it's doubles, and you have to try to figure out how to defeat them. It’s a mental process. Plus, I like running all over the court. When did you start playing tennis? When I was 8. Singles or doubles? I like doubles more, but I’m better at singles. My mentality is the same as singles even when I’m playing doubles. What’s it like playing an individual sport on a team? I just try my best to win my portion of the match to help the team. I cheer on my teammates so they’ll win and we win overall. It’s a good concept, to play individually for a team. It’s fun to watch the team grow and develop throughou...

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