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Clean sweep for the Whitman Blues at ITA Fall Regional Championships

Whitman's women's tennis team celebrates a successful run in the ITA Fall Regional Championships. Photo contributed by Andrea Gu

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter

October 9, 2019

“Your purpose here is to learn” is a phrase that has been spoken in the Whitman residence halls almost daily since the start of the semester. The typical college student might interpret this to mean "study hard" or "do your homework," but what if there's another layer of meaning?  For a fresh ba...

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...

Unbeatable: Whitman Teams Seize Three Conference Titles

Contributed by Gaby Thomas.

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor

February 16, 2017

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

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

Whitman men's soccer players at Old Trafford, Manchester United F.C.'s home stadium. Photo courtesy of the Whitman men's soccer team.

Cole Anderson

September 25, 2014

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

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

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

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

Kate Kunkel-Patterson '14

Kyle Howe

September 27, 2012

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

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

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

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...

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