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Women’s tennis gears up for great season

Women’s tennis gears up for great season

Rachel Lowhorn, Sports Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Briefs

In her 28th year as head coach, Keely Porter has a strong team to lead in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Porter’s goal for the group is to “become individually more skilled.” This year’s team has four freshman, one sophomore and two juniors. “We have a competitively young group,”...

‘We’re like a nice, small, maybe larger than average family’

‘We’re like a nice, small, maybe larger than average family’

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Sports

USI photo services Kelsey Shipman said her coach has told their tennis team numerous times that they are potentially the strongest team she has ever had. The senior biology pre-med major said that while that is great, it would be even better if she could cross out the “potentially” and ju...

Women’s tennis hopes to continue its 4-0 record in spring season

Women’s tennis hopes to continue its 4-0 record in spring season

Caitlin Golden

February 3, 2015


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The women’s tennis team is hoping to qualify for the GLVC tournament this spring season. The team started its spring season Feb. 1 with its first match against Washington University in St. Louis. Starting off strong in the fall with a 4-0 record, head coach Keely Porter thinks the team has ...

Sophomore standout in UE/USI Fall Invitational

Sarah Loesch

October 7, 2014


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Sophomore Brenna Wu led the USI women’s tennis team this past weekend with a 3-3 combined record. The invitation al included teams from USI, University of Evansville, Austin Peay State University, and the University of Charleston (West Virginia). The team went 8-24 overall. They will have their next...

Closeness on the court makes season goal attainable

Sarah Loesch

September 29, 2014


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The USI Women's Tennis team started the 2014-2015 season with a 6-3 win over Cedarville University Sept. 13. Coming off of that performance, the team is looking forward to a great season. Women's Tennis Coach Keely Porter saw the first win as a good show of strength and chemistry. “I was really...

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