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Unbeatable: Whitman Teams Seize Three Conference Titles

Unbeatable: Whitman Teams Seize Three Conference Titles

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

It was a breathtaking weekend for Whitman Athletics: men’s and women’s swimming broke records to each win the Northwest Conference Championship, men’s basketball clinched its first NWC title since 1987 as it continued to 23-0 overall, women’s tennis opened their spring season with a sweep of Will...

Season Preview: Veteran women’s tennis players poised for continued success

Kyle Flannery
February 19, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight, Varsity Sports, Whitman Tennis

Combine skilled players with a simultaneously open and competitive environment, and the results are destined to be good. For Whitman's women's tennis program, results are already here. According to Head Women's Tennis Coach John Hein, the past three years have been arguably the strongest years in the...

Preseason trips more than just vacations for varsity athletes

Preseason trips more than just vacations for varsity athletes

Cole Anderson
September 25, 2014
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight, Varsity Sports

One of the perks of being a varsity athlete at Whitman College is the implicit privilege, or obligation, to travel. Whether it is within the Pacific Northwest or to various places around the globe, it is no doubt that Whitman varsity athletes are well-travelled. Between the Bahamas, England and Hawaii,...

Women’s Tennis Sets Sights on Regionals

Women’s Tennis Sets Sights on Regionals

Cole Anderson
May 1, 2014
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight, Varsity Sports, Whitman Tennis

The Whitman women's tennis team had a stellar season last year, winning the Northwest Conference and making the first round of the national tournament. But that wasn't enough for the team. This year they set their sights not only on winning conference and making nationals, but staying undefeat...

Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams End the Regular Season on Top

Kyle Howe
April 17, 2013
Filed under SPORTS

Over the weekend, both the men's and women's tennis teams were hard at work finishing up the regular season. On Friday, the women's team played Pacific Lutheran University and soundly won 9-0. The following day, the women's team played at home against the University of Puget Sound, and put their opponents...

Tennis Court Remodel

Tennis Court Remodel

Tristan Gavin
January 24, 2013
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

In February, Whitman's Board of Trustees will meet to make a decision on the possibility of expanding the tennis courts in the center of campus. Whether they choose to add the proposed two new courts or go ahead with the planned remodel of the existing is a verdict that will have great repercussions...

Women’s tennis sets the tone for the upcoming season

Women’s tennis sets the tone for the upcoming season

Kyle Howe
September 27, 2012
Filed under SPORTS

Over the past weekend the Whitman women's tennis team was hard at work at the USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament, their first major tournament of the season. The stakes at this competition are high, as every participant competes for the few available positions in the USTA/ITA Fall National Tournament...

Day in the Life: Women’s tennis senior envisions self ninja

Nick Wood
April 7, 2011
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

By Elise Otto Every few weeks, The Pioneer's Sports Section takes a look behind locker rooms left slightly ajar. This week, a senior tennis player battles volleys, ladybugs and mineralogy homework. Day 1 6:00 a.m.: Alarm set for morning practice goes off. Morning practice ended two weeks ago,...

Women’s tennis finds focus, fun in California

Tyler Hurlburt
March 31, 2011
Filed under SPORTS

Imagine spending spring break boating, tanning and hanging out with 10 of your closest friends in Southern California while also playing tennis against some of the strongest competition in the country. This is exactly what the women's tennis team did two weeks ago. This very tight-knit group of women...

Women’s tennis hosting the ITA Pacific Northwest Championships

Libby Arnosti
September 23, 2010
Filed under SPORTS

On Saturday, Sept. 26, the first and only fall women's tennis tournament will take place at the outdoor tennis courts on Ankeny Field at Whitman College. The ITA Pacific Northwest Championships are held in a different location each year, and this year the Whitman women are excited to host it. All...

Pirates pilliage Missionaries

lindsayfairchild
April 22, 2010
Filed under SPORTS

This past weekend, the Northwest Conference Tournament marked the end of the season for the Whitman women, and the collegiate careers of seniors Divneet Kaur and Hadley DeBree. On Friday, April 16, the Missionaries had two matches. The first was a 5-0 rout of sixth-seeded Pacific University, while the...

Women’s tennis falls to Whitworth in hotly-contested re-match

Bailey Arango
April 1, 2010
Filed under SPORTS

The Whitworth University women's tennis team remained undefeated and on track to repeat as Northwest Conference champions Sunday, March 28, as the visiting Pirates defeated Whitman for the second time this season. Whitworth, now 12-0 in conference play and 14-3 overall, handed the Missionaries a 7...

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