Avila earns NCAA Postgraduate ScholarshipBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s tennis player and 2014 graduate Rodrigo Avila’s list of accolades keeps growing longer. The Conference Carolinas Murphy Osborne Award winner was recently awarded one of 87 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships to continue his education.
Tornado tennis teams earn ITA Academic AwardsBRISTOL, Tenn. – Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams earned the ITA All-Academic award for the third straight season when the organization announced their awards earlier this week. Along with both teams earning the distinction, 10 student-athletes between the two teams earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status.
Avila named Capital One Academic All-AmericanBRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday, King University men's tennis player Rodrigo Avila earned another award for his mantle. The senior was selected to the Capital One Academic All-American at-large team after finishing his career with a grade point average of 3.99.
Avila garners Capital One Academic All-District honorsBRISTOL, Tenn. – Even after his graduation from King University, men’s tennis player Rodrigo Avila has earned another award to add to his mantle. The senior was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District at-large team after finishing his career with a grade-point average of 3.99.
Barton upsets Tornado in conference semisSUMTER, S.C. – All winning streaks have to come to an end at some point, and the King University men’s tennis team saw their 10-match winning streak end on Saturday afternoon in the Conference Carolinas Tournament Semifinals. The second seeded Tornado fell to sixth seeded Barton College by the narrowest of margins, 5-4 to end their season.
King advances in Conference Carolinas Tournament for first timeSUMTER, S.C. – For the first time in school history, the King University men’s tennis team was victorious in the Conference Carolinas Tournament. The second seeded Tornado defeated seventh seed Erskine College 5-0, stretching their winning streak to 10-matches.
Avila and Vidal named to all-conference teamsBRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas released its all-conference teams for the 2013-2014 men’s tennis season at the league’s tennis banquet in Sumter, S.C. on Thursday night, and two King University student-athletes were honored. Rodrigo Avila was named to the conference’s first team, while Pablo Vidal earned third team recognition.
Vidal earns Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honorsBRISTOL, Tenn. – After posting an undefeated week, King University’s Pablo Vidal was named Conference Carolinas Men’s Tennis Player of the Week. He led the Tornado to a pair of wins, extending their winning streak to nine matches going into the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
King caps regular season with ninth straight victoryBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team continued their roll of late, dispatching of Southern Wesleyan University in their regular season finale. The Tornado took the 9-0 win over the Warriors for their ninth consecutive victory.
Tornado winning streak reaches eight with win at CNUJEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team continued their hot play of late as they added a nonconference victory on Wednesday to push their winning streak to eight matches. The Tornado set the tone early en route to their 6-3 win over Carson-Newman University.
King stays hot with 6-3 win over NewberryNEWBERRY, S.C. –The King University men’s tennis team continued their recent assault on opponents as they stretched their winning streak to seven matches on Sunday. The Tornado won their third dual in as many days, topping homestanding Newberry College 6-3.
Tornado clinch top-three seed with 6-3 win over BartonBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team closed out Conference Carolinas play with a convincing 6-3 win over Barton College on Friday afternoon, cementing at least a No. 3 seed in the upcoming Conference Carolinas Tournament.
Tornado tennis players earn academic all-conferenceBRISTOL, Tenn. – The tennis season is coming to an end, which means Conference Carolinas has begun handing out postseason awards. On Tuesday, five Tornado student-athletes were name academic all-conference by the league.
Dual with Lincoln Memorial canceledBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s tennis teams were slated to host Lincoln Memorial University on Wednesday afternoon. However, the matches have been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
King-Barton dual postponedBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s tennis teams were scheduled to face Barton College on Friday, but those matches have been postponed. The teams will now square off on April 11 at 1:00 p.m., on the King University campus.
King downs nationally-ranked Limestone 5-4BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team won its fourth consecutive match on Tuesday, defeating nationally-ranked Limestone College in conference play to secure its longest winning streak since a 10-match victorious run stretching from October 2011 to March 2012.
Avila honored with league's top award, Murphy Osborne AwardHIGH POINT, N.C. – Conference Carolinas is proud to recognize Rodrigo Avila of King University as the 2013-14 Murphy Osborne Award recipient. Avila has been selected as Conference Carolinas’ most outstanding student-athlete from a field of ten nominees representing Conference Carolinas institutions. Avila, a senior tennis player, is deemed to have the most outstanding accomplishments of the year based on academic, athletic, leadership, service and involvement within the community.
Tennis schedules adjusted due to rainBRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain in the forecast, the King University men's and women's tennis duals this weekend have been postponed. The women's tennis match that was scheduled for Friday has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 15 at 3:30 p.m. Both the men's and women's duals against Limestone College on Saturday have been postponed and rescheduled for Tuesday, April 1 at 12:00 p.m.
Tornado defeat Pfeiffer, move back to .500MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Following their win on Tuesday, the King University men’s tennis team looked to carry that momentum on the road as they took on Pfeiffer University on Wednesday. The Tornado started the match with a pair of doubles wins en route to the 5-2 in a dual that was shortened due to weather.
King sweeps Lees-McRaeBRISTOL, Tenn. – In their first match in 10 days, the King University men’s tennis team showed no signs of rust from their layoff. The Tornado hosted Lees-McRae College in a Conference Carolinas dual match that the Tornado swept 9-0.
Tornado pick up three conference weekly awardsBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University took home three Conference Carolinas weekly awards last week when the league announced their winners on Monday. Softball’s Chrissy Melcher and Mariana Hosomi and Rodrigo Avila of the Tornado tennis teams were named Conference Carolinas Players of the Week for the week ending Monday, March 3.
King sweeps singles en route to win over ErskineDUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team rebounded from yesterday’s loss with a Conference Carolinas win at Erskine College on Saturday. The Tornado won all six singles matches en route to the 7-2 road victory.
King falls at UNC AshevilleASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team traveled to take on NCAA Division I foe UNC Asheville on Friday afternoon. The Tornado took one match, but ultimately dropped the dual 6-1 to the Bulldogs.
Tornado drop tight decision to Bluefield StateBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team tried to avenge a loss from last fall when they hosted Bluefield State College on Sunday morning. Despite the Tornado taking four singles matches, the Rams took the narrow 5-4 victory.
Tornado earn first conference win 8-1 triumph of Belmont AbbeyBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team bounced back from a tough loss earlier in the week with a decisive 8-1 Conference Carolinas win over Belmont Abbey College on Saturday. The Tornado set the tone by winning all the doubles matches en route to the victory.
King drops narrow decision at North GreenvilleTIGERVILLE, S.C. – Following their win on Tuesday, the King University men’s tennis team tried to keep the momentum rolling when the faced Conference Carolinas foe North Greenville University on Wednesday. However, the home standing Crusaders jumped ahead with two doubles wins and escaped with three wins in singles to take the dual 5-4.
Tornado dispatch of Mars Hill 8-1BRISTOL, Tenn. – On the strength of two super tiebreaker wins, the King University men’s tennis team scored an 8-1 victory over Mars Hill University at the King Tennis Complex on Tuesday afternoon.
Tornado sweep Randolph-MaconASHLAND, Va. – Coming off a 6-3 defeat at the hands of nationally-ranked Tusculum, the King University men’s tennis team earned its first win of the spring portion of the schedule. The Tornado defeated Randolph-Macon College 9-0 on Saturday before a Sunday match at fellow conference member University of Mount Olive.
King drops 6-3 decision to #47 TusculumBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team had the daunting task of facing Tusculum College, who is ranked 47th in the country in their spring opener on Wednesday. The Tornado hung with the Pioneers, but narrowly fell 6-3.
Tornado sweep Emmanuel 9-0FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – In their final dual match of the fall, the King University men’s tennis took their first victory in three tries. The Tornado took the clean 9-0 sweep at Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon.
Tornado drop heartbreaker at CatawbaSALISBURY, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team traveled to Catawba College on Friday afternoon in search of their first dual match win of the season. However, the Indians escaped with a narrow 5-4 victory over the Tornado.
King drops first dual match of seasonBLUEFIELD, W.Va. – The King University men’s tennis team played their first dual match of the season as they traveled to Bluefield State College on Friday afternoon. The Tornado took two of the three doubles matches, but dropped a 5-3 decision to the Blues.
Avila advances to quarterfinals in ITA RegionalSUMTER, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team faced tough challenges at the ITA Southeast Regional over the weekend at the Palmetto Tennis Center. Rodrigo Avila turned in a solid performance as he reached the quarterfinals in the singles B Draw.
King-UVa-Wise dual match washed outWISE, Va. – The men’s and women’s tennis dual matches at UVa-Wise scheduled for Wednesday afternoon have been postponed due to rain. No makeup date has been announced at this time.
Tornado open season at Palmetto Center Individual TournamentSUMTER, S.C. The King University men's tennis team opened their season at the Palmetto Tennis Center Fall Tournament after just a few days of practice. Pablo Vidal advanced to the second round of the A Draw before he fell, landing him in the consolation bracket, which he rolled through to take the consolation championship.
King aims for third straight postseason berthBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in as many seasons as member of Conference Carolinas, the King University men’s tennis team qualified for the eight-team conference tournament in 2012-13. The Tornado, and head coach Kethan Darbar expect to be back in postseason play again this season as they return nearly everyone from last year’s squad.