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Athlete of the week: Kai Strawn

Sophomore Kai Strawn of the men’s varsity tennis team is this week’s athlete of the week. Photo by Chelsea Goldsmith

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

Coming hot off of a win this past weekend, sophomore Kai Strawn is our athlete of the week.  Strawn is part of the men’s tennis team, playing both singles and doubles. On March 8, Strawn and his doubles partner junior Ben Kirsch contributed to Whitman’s overall 9-0 performance against the Univers...

Men’s Tennis completes undefeated NWC regular season

Phillip Locklear (back) Petar Jivkov (front). Photo by Tywen Kelly.

Kendra Winchester

April 23, 2015

As the 2015 spring season for Whitman Men's Tennis comes to an end, the Northwest Conference Tournament Championships are right around the corner. After this past weekend's sweep of PLU, the team finished its regular season undefeated in the conference and ranked number 15 in the Nation with a possible...

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...

Men’s Tennis Accepts Nothing but Success this Season

Men's Tennis Accepts Nothing but Success this Season

Marah Alindogan

February 27, 2014

If you walk into Sherwood Athletic Center, you will see banner after banner hanging on the rafters of George Ball Court commemorating the success of the nationally ranked Whitman College men's tennis team. The program has won six of the past Northwest Conference championships and is now currently ranked...

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

Kyle Howe

April 17, 2013

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...

Men’s Tennis Dominates Willamette

Men's Tennis Dominates Willamette

Halley McCormick

February 19, 2013

The Whitman men's varsity tennis team reached its 91st consecutive regular season victory on February 16, 2013, playing both indoors at the Bratton Tennis Center and on Whitman's outdoor courts. Whitman beat the opposing Willamette University Bearcats 7-2. For the doubles: No. 1 pair Andrew La Cava...

Tennis Court Remodel

Tennis Court Remodel

Tristan Gavin

January 24, 2013

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...

Missionaries sink Pacific, maul Wildcats

Photo Credit : Jacobson


April 8, 2010

This past weekend, the men's tennis team had their final two home games of the season. After coming in to these matches ranked 21st in the NCAA Division III national rankings and seventh in the regional rankings, Whitman men's tennis improved to 14-0 on the season in Northwest Conference play and 16-4 for...

Whit men maul Bruins

Photo Credit : von Hafften

Dujie Tahat

February 25, 2010

Whitman men's tennis team quietly demolished George Fox University in a conference match at home, 9-0. The Bruins had no answer for the number 26-ranked Missionaries (NCAA, Division III), as Whitman didn't drop a single set and outscored George Fox 84-22 in games. This victory didn't come as a surprise,...

Athlete of the Semester: Matt Solomon

Matt Solomon '10 finished his prolific Whitman tennis career on a high note taking seventh place in the National Small College Championships. Credit: Von Hafften


December 8, 2009

Matt Solomon, a senior tennis player, has had many successful seasons here at Whitman, as well as one semester at Boise State. This October, Solomon competed at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's National Small College Championship in Alabama, taking seventh place. Solomon has had an outs...

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