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The reality of international travel for varsity teams  

The men’s tennis team took a trip to Cambodia in the spring of 2018. Photo contributed by Gary Ho.

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter

November 21, 2019

For Whitman’s varsity athletic teams, international travel has been an important part of team development. This additional opportunity for play makes a positive impact on athletic teams – not only for gaining practice, but also in terms of becoming a more cohesive unit.  In August of this year...

Women’s Tennis Takes on High Stakes

Illustration by Nathaly Perez

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019

The Whitman Women’s tennis team concluded the Northwest Conference regular season with their fifth consecutive win this past weekend on Senior Day against Whitworth University. They ended the regular season with an 8-1 record (10-6 overall). Prior to this past weekend, the Blues matched up against th...

Women’s Tennis Spends Spring Break in China

The women's tennis team interacted with local schools as part of a cultural exchange during their spring break trip to China. Photos contributed by Andrea Gu

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2019

Over the spring break, the women’s tennis team traveled as part of a cultural exchange to Shanghai and Qingdao in China. Last year, the men’s team traveled to Cambodia on a similar trip. The women had the opportunity to compete with a variety of teams in China, including senior Lori Sheng’s high scho...

Men’s Tennis Looks to Rally After Top 10 Challenges

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

March 5, 2019

The men’s tennis team travelled to Cleveland, Ohio to compete against fellow nationally ranked teams in the ITA National Indoor Championships. The 13th ranked Blues faced teams that are ranked in the top ten in the nation, including a loss to 4th ranked Emory, 8th ranked Gustavus Adolphus College and 1...

Men’s Tennis Looks to Continue Rally in 2019 Season

Ben Kirsh

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019

The Whitman College men’s tennis team finished last season (2017-2018) making it to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships. They are looking to build from their Elite 8 run, working hard to make it as far as possible this season. With a tough schedule upon them, competing against Divisio...

Women’s Tennis Preview

Women’s Tennis Preview

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019

Though the outdoor tennis courts sit vacant during the cold winter months, the Women’s Tennis team is hard at work in the Bratton Tennis Center, located on Boyer Ave behind Cordiner Hall.   With doubles team junior Andrea Gu and senior Mary Hill ranked number six in the country by the Interc...

Women’s Tennis Recap: From Washington to Georgia

Andrea Gu and Mary Hill served on the doubles team that traveled to Rome, Georgia. Photo contributed by Andrea Gu

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018

The Whitman College women’s tennis team traveled to Rome, Georgia last week to battle some of the best teams in the nation. The team started out the 2018 ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Cup against the number three ranked Emory. The Blues doubles team of junior Andrea Gu and senior Mary H...

Recap: Women’s Tennis Serves Game at ITA Northwest Regional Championship

Jordon O'Roy, Sports Editor

October 8, 2018

This past weekend the Blues Women’s Tennis team played in the ITA Northwest Regional Championship at the home of the Linfield Wildcats. Junior, Andrea Gu, fought through a challenging series of doubles and singles matches over this past weekend and will advance into the semifinals in both, which will be conti...

NWC Finals Wrap-up: Women’s Tennis falls short, Men’s team takes home 9th straight title

Photo by Amelia Wells

April 27, 2016

After four consecutive years of hosting the conference tournament, the Whitman women’s tennis team found themselves in a new situation on the road with a championship on the line. The women routed Linfield in the semi final match by a score of 5-0, storming into the championship match. Senior captain...

Dynasty Talk Still Alive for Men’s Tennis

April 21, 2016

Whitman’s Men’s Tennis team began the 2016 season with high hopes after winning the Northwest Conference and reaching the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2015. The team challenged themselves with the early season schedule, playing Division I teams University of Idaho and Seattle University....

Men’s Tennis Continues Dominance

Photo by Anna Dawson

March 10, 2016

In the spring of 2015, the men’s tennis team brought home its eighth straight Northwest Conference title trophy, prompting talk of an emerging dynasty on the courts of Whitman College. After the success of the ’14-’15 season and the loss of All-American Colton Malesovas, it seemed as though Whi...

Men’s tennis sweeps ITAs

Zach Hewlin (left) and Phillip Locklear (right) play doubles in the tournment this past weekend. Photo by Chloe Alley-Sarnack.

Alden Glass

October 4, 2015

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...

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