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Northam leads tennis team to new heights

Mitchell Smith

February 12, 2015

Whitman's Athletic Department is in the middle of a renaissance of sorts that has seen a number of different sports experience historic success over the last decade. Still, there are dominant programs, and then there is Whitman College tennis, winners of the last nine Northwest Conference championships...

Roston, La Cava Prove Crucial to Men’s Tennis Success

Mitchell Smith

April 24, 2014

One of Whitman's most successful teams continued its domination of the Northwest Conference this past weekend as the men's tennis team won all nine games in matches against both Linfield College and Willamette University on its way to an undefeated record in conference play. The Missionaries pride...

Division III Recruitment Boasts Unique Perks

Division III Recruitment Boasts Unique Perks

Cole Anderson

October 23, 2013

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

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...

Men’s tennis team continues winning tradition

Kyle Howe

October 11, 2012

Last spring, the Whitman men's tennis team kept the dynasty rolling. The team swept through the Northwest Conference regular season undefeated en route to winning its fifth consecutive NWC title and ultimately rose to number eight in the nation. The team has not lost an NWC match since April 2006,...

Varsity athletes juggle finals, upcoming national competitions

Sylvie Luiten

May 3, 2012

For some athletes, the end of  classes does not necessarily mean the end of their athletic season. This year, women's varsity golf and both women's and men's varsity tennis teams will be competing at their respective NCAA Championship Tournaments during and after finals week at Whitman. The women's...

Fly fishing avids seek club revival

Illustration: Ruth Hwang

Kyle Howe

April 12, 2012

Whitman is a college that is well known for its outdoorsy atmosphere, ranging from an excellent Outdoors Program to various clubs that have strong connections to the outdoors. It would seem a fly fishing club would fit well within the Whitman environment, yet over the years, it has struggled to stay afloat. The club has been st...

Spring season: Varsity sports standings

Kyle Howe

February 23, 2012

Men's Tennis Conference record:  1-0 Overall record:  5-3 Whitman's men's team is currently tied for first place with Pacific University in the NWC standings. Men's team went to the East Coast last weekend, playing three matches in three days against nationally-ranked teams. The team, ranked...

Men’s tennis kicks off spring season with Whitman Shootout

illustration: Erika Zinser

Sarah Debs

February 9, 2012

After an eventful pre-season, men's varsity tennis will mark the beginning of a promising season with the Whitman Shootout during the weekend of Feb. 10th. The Whitman Shootout is a weekend-long home event against many strong teams, including UC Santa Cruz, Montana and Lewis-Clark State. The match...

Men to host weekend tennis tournament

Kyle Howe

September 22, 2011

This weekend, the men's tennis team will be hosting the ITA Northwest Regional Championships, which will span from the 24th to the 26th. This competition is the men's only chance to test their mettle against Northwest conference opponents before the longer spring season. "Everyone has a chance to play ...

NWC change could make Whitman tennis national condender

Conor Holton-Burke ‘12 en route to a victory in the No. 1 singles match over Linfield's senior Mark Magdaong last Saturday, February 26th.  Credit: Ethan Parrish

Andrew Hawkins

March 3, 2011

In the last three years, the men's tennis team has won three Northwest Conference (NWC) titles and is on an active streak of 71  consecutive conference wins. Currently they are ranked 19 in the NCAA Division III. This team includes three All-Americans, the 22nd highest recruiting class of division III...

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