The Oberlin Review

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Women’s Tennis Rides Momentum

March 6, 2020

After an exhausting schedule with two consecutive double-headers, two away games last week, and three matches this past weekend, the Oberlin women’s tennis team is now 5–5. Despite a tiring past couple of weeks, the team still continues to bring its A-game. After a slow start to its previous season before rallying to finish fourth in the North Coast Athletic Conference, it’s been able to quickly pick up the pace and gain an immense amount of momentum for the rest of the 2020 season. College second-year ...

Sophomore Lena Rich played a big role in helping the Yeowomen secure third place in the NCAC Tournament last weekend. Rich won her singles matchup 6–0, 6–0 at No. 6.

Yeowomen Clinch Third Place in NCAC Championships

May 4, 2018

The women’s tennis team finished its season by winning third place in North Coast Athletic Conference tournament last weekend. As the third-seed in the tournament, they first played the sixth-seeded Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops last Friday. After dropping the semi-finals to the second-seeded Denison University Big Red, they played their final match against the fifth-seeded DePauw University Tigers Sunday. “The season was very successful,” Women’s Tennis Head Coach Constantine A...

Seniors Mayada Audeh, Jackie McDermott, and Sarah Hughes were honored Saturday for their contributions to the women’s tennis program throughout their four-year careers. The team dropped the first match to Kenyon College and dominated Ursuline College in the second match.

Women’s Tennis Drops Kenyon Game Ahead of Championships

April 20, 2018

The women’s tennis team celebrated their three seniors’ final home game last Saturday, facing off against both their North Coast Athletic Conference rival the Kenyon College Ladies and the Ursuline College Arrows. While the Yeowomen dropped their first Senior Day matchup against the Ladies 8–1, they quickly rebounded, handily defeating the Arrows 9–0. “We wanted it too badly, we were trying too hard [against Kenyon],” Head Women’s Tennis Coach Constantine Ananiadis said. “Sometimes yo...

Sophomore Lena Rich prepares to return a serve at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regionals in September. Rich and her doubles partner, senior Mayada Audeh, had a decisive 8–4 win Saturday against Kalamazoo College.

Yeowomen Best Hornets Without Top Players Hughes

March 2, 2018

The Yeowomen tennis team traveled to Michigan for back-to-back games against the Hope College Flying Dutch and the Kalamazoo College Hornets last weekend. Despite dropping the first match 3–6 to the number 21 ranked Flying Dutch, the Yeowomen closed out their road trip with a 6–3 win against the Hornets, raising them to 5–5 for the season. As they continue preparing for North Coast Athletic Conference play in April, the Yeowomen also look to improve on their third-place finish in the confer...

Junior Manickam Manickam completes a forehand follow-through. The Yeomen completed their season with a 5–2 victory over Denison University in the third-place match of the NCAC Tournament.

Tennis Downs Denison at NCACs

May 5, 2017

Oberlin tennis earned exhilarating back-to-back victories over rival Denison University Big Red, as both the men’s and women’s teams won their Sunday matches to finish third in the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships. The Yeomen made program history with their 5–2 win, beating the Big Red for the first time in 43 years, while the Yeowomen finished their season on a win for the first time since 2014 with a 5–4 victory. Oberlin’s men’s team was led by its seniors, who demonstrated...

Senior captain Olivia Hay strikes trophy pose in the squad’s match against University of Rochester on April 1. The Yeowomen will travel to Gambier, Ohio, to take on conference rival Kenyon College tomorrow.

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...

Junior Sarah Hughes closes in on the net, eyeing a low forehand volley. After a 4–0 weekend in which she earned wins over Centre College and DePauw University at the No. 1 spot in both singles and doubles, Hughes was named North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

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...

First-years Lena Rich and Rainie Heck shake hands just after match point. The duo won an exhibition doubles match at No. 4 8–2 against Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Crimson Hawks defeated the Yeowomen 7–2 in the
second match of a home-opener double header last Saturday.

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...

Junior Emma Brezel (left), senior Ariana Abayomi and junior Olivia Hay

In The Locker Room with Ariana Abayomi, Emma Brezel and Olivia Hay

October 2, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with senior women’s tennis captain Ariana Abayomi, junior captain Emma Brezel and junior Olivia Hay to discuss their fall season, the dynamics of a small sports team and their experiences as student athletes. What did you see the team coming out strong with for your first tournament? Ariana Abayomi: I think doubles was really strong. Olivia Hay: Yeah, we didn’t get any new players this year, so we didn’t have to try incorporating any new doubles combinati...

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...

Mayada Audeh (top), Jackie McDermott and Sarah Hughes

In the Locker Room with Mayada Audeh, Jackie McDermott and Sarah Hughes

March 6, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with women’s tennis rookies Jackie McDermott, Mayada Audeh and Sarah Hughes to discuss their first collegiate tennis season, goals for the rest of the year and why they chose Oberlin. What has been your favorite part of playing on a college team so far? Mayada Audeh: Probably just being part of a team because it’s really similar to high school tennis. But it’s different from the tournaments we played in junior tennis, when you’re all by yourself, because...

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...

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