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Top Notch: Remembering the Year’s Greatest Performances

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

With numerous conference and NCAA trophies headed to Sherwood Center's display cases, it has been a memorable year for Whitman varsity athletics. Here's a recap of five of the year's top team accomplishments. Swimming They were not the favorites–far from it. Going into February’s conference meet,...

Women’s Tennis Serves a Great Tournament

Women’s Tennis Serves a Great Tournament

Conor Scanlon, Sport's Reporter
October 3, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Last weekend, the Whitman women’s tennis team played host to the 2016 Women’s Northwest Regional Tennis Tournament. This annual fall tournament is organized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and featured over 64 athletes from eight different Washington and Oregon NCAA Division III schools. Hosting...

With strong first-year talent, women’s tennis earns key win at Winter Classic Invitational

With strong first-year talent, women’s tennis earns key win at Winter Classic Invitational

Alden Glass
February 18, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

This past weekend the Whitman Women’s Tennis team hosted their Winter Classic Invitational, welcoming Trinity, Redlands and Linfield to the Bratton Tennis Center in their last competition before conference play starts. After dropping close matches to Trinity and Redlands, Whitman pulled out an important...

Club Sports Continue to Thrive at Whitman

Club Sports Continue to Thrive at Whitman

February 4, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Whitman club sports offer everyone on campus a way to play a sport at an extremely high level while also giving those who are simply looking for a good time a chance to have fun and bond with new teammates. The Club Tennis team had many new players join a team that competed hard all of last year,...

Men’s tennis sweeps ITAs

Men’s tennis sweeps ITAs

Alden Glass
October 4, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Whitman Tennis

Two weekends ago, the Whitman men’s tennis team opened their fall play by hosting the ITA Northwest Regional. With all their Northwest Conference opponents in attendance, Whitman demonstrated their ambition and ability by sweeping the tournament. Doubles team Phillip Locklear and Zach Hewlin won ag...

Back to sports: The summer in review

Cole Anderson, Sports Editor
September 6, 2015
Filed under SPORTS

Though football season is undoubtedly the best time of the year, summer is a close second for various reasons. My personal favorite sporting event of the summer is the Stanley Cup Playoffs and subsequent Finals, which featured one of the more exciting final series in recent memory. The Tampa Bay Lightning,...

Men’s and Women’s Tennis head to NCAA nationals

Riley Foreman
May 7, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Both the Whitman Men and Women's Tennis Teams seek to turn a winning tradition into a dynasty as they head to the NCAA Division III tournament in Ohio later this month. The lady Missionaries clinched their fourth consecutive Northwest Conference title in April, while the men earned top honors for...

Lawless twins take Regionals by storm

Lawless twins take Regionals by storm

Mitchell Smith
October 9, 2014
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

The Whitman women's tennis team opened its fall season with a brilliant showing at the USTA/ITA Regional tournament hosted here at Whitman from September 26-29. The team swept both singles and doubles. Senior twins Courtney and Morgan Lawless won doubles in a very convincing fashion (6-1, 6-1), and Courtney...

Men’s tennis sweeps Regional Championships

Men’s tennis sweeps Regional Championships

Garrett Atkinson
October 3, 2014
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

The Whitman tennis team opened in dominant fashion at the USTA/ITA Regional Tournament held at the Whitman tennis courts from Sept. 19 to 22. Members of the team placed first and second in the singles and doubles tournaments, and Whitman featured five of the final eight competitors in the singles tournament....

Division III Recruitment Boasts Unique Perks

Division III Recruitment Boasts Unique Perks

Cole Anderson
October 23, 2013
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Soccer, SPORTS, Sports Highlight, Varsity Sports, Whitman Tennis

The differences between Division I and Division III athletics are a hot topic, especially in recent years, and when it comes to recruiting, DIII schools are competing more than usual with DI programs. For the varsity coaches at Whitman, the recruiting constraints that come with competing at the Division III...

Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams Sweep Through the Competition

Kyle Howe
April 23, 2013
Filed under SPORTS

Over the weekend, both the men's and women's tennis teams secured their dominance in the Northwest Conference on campus. With both teams playing in the conference tournament; the men soundly won their semifinal match with 5-0 win against Pacific University, followed by a 5-0 win against George Fox...

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