The Oberlin Review

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...

Men’s Tennis Challenges Nationally Ranked Teams

Men’s Tennis Challenges Nationally Ranked Teams

April 4, 2014

The men’s tennis team faced seven teams in as many days during its spring break, finishing with a 3–4 record. They started things off in Hilton Head, SC, with a 9–0 loss to the Colby College Mules. Despite the loss, Head Coach Eric Ishida was still proud of his team’s effort in the match. “I’m proud of the way our guys played against a tough Colby team,” he said. Despite over half the team falling ill due to food poisoning, the Yeomen hung tough with the top 25-ranked Mules. The...

Yeomen Crush OWU Bishops

Tyler Sloan, Staff Writer

March 14, 2014

Filed under SPORTS, Tennis, Varsity Spring

With key players resting injuries in the singles matches against the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops, first-year Yeoman Ian Paik picked up the slack and notched his first singles victory in the No. 1 spot. Paik, a Portland, OR native, won the first set of the match but left Yeomen fans nervous after his opponent teetered on the edge of a comeback. It was not until late in the second set that was he was able to shut down Richie Karban of the Battling Bishops, who Oberlin Head Coach Eric Ishida called Ohio Wesleyan’s best player. “Ian played really well in the first set and answered a late surge by OWU’s best player to win the second set and match,” Ishida said, noting that this was also the most...

Yeomen Look to Bounce Back from Loss to Cleveland State

Sloane Garelick

February 28, 2014

Filed under SPORTS, Tennis, Varsity Spring

The past two weeks have left the men’s tennis team with two big home wins and two sound defeats on the road. Last Thursday, the Yeomen shutout the Heidelberg University Student Princes at home, winning 9–0. “I think we played at a much higher level than we had been playing and the matchups were in our favor, so a lot of the matches went our way,” said Head Coach Eric Ishida. There were all-around great performances from each player in both the doubles and singles play. The Yeomen were dominant in their doubles matches. At the No.1 spot, sophomore Callan Louis and senior Charlie Marks won 8–2. The first-year dynamic duo of Ian Paik and Abraham Davis earned an 8–3 win at No. 2. Paik and Davis each...

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