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Tennis season ends before GLVC tourney

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

April 20, 2017


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Haley Jones entered the third set of her March 25 match against Illinois Springfield’s Maegan Flight knowing how important it was for the USI women’s tennis team’s chances at making the GLVC Tournament. The two teams were tied 4-4 with one point left. The winner of the Jones and Flight match w...

Women’s tennis feels like ‘family’

Women’s tennis feels like ‘family’

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 23, 2016


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Keely Porter couldn’t be happier with her six-woman squad. The head coach for the women’s tennis team said she didn’t expect the size of this year’s team, but she sees the advantages of it. In its first two matches of the season, the team was not affected by size. It beat Lindenwood Univers...

Women’s tennis confident for fall season

Women’s tennis confident for fall season

Sarah Loesch

September 9, 2015


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Women’s tennis doesn’t feel pressure entering their fall season. “We want to have fun everyday we go out to practice,” head coach Keely Porter said. The fall season is about improving, working hard, motivating each other and figuring out the lineup, she said. The team needs to see a “...

Shipman earns historic award as tennis heads to tournament

Sarah Loesch

April 14, 2015


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Women’s tennis is heading to the Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament for the first time since 2013. For six players on the team this will be their first experience in the tournament. In that group is freshman biology major Kelsey Shipman. Shipman was named GLVC Women’s Tennis Player of...

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