2014-15 Men's Tennis News

  • Four King teams take Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship Awards
    May 20, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the completion of the spring schedule, Conference Carolinas announced their spring season Messick Sportsmanship Awards, and four King University programs were honored. Men’s volleyball, men’s tennis as well as baseball and softball both earned the sportsmanship awards in their respective sport to bringing the total number of King teams to earn this award for the 2014-15 season to eight.
  • King falls to Barton in CC quarterfinals despite No. 1 doubles win
    April 24, 2015
    SUMTER, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team dueled against Barton College to open the Conference Carolinas tournament. The duo of Luis Delgado and Moritz Poswiat gave the Tornado an early 1-0 lead at No. 1 doubles but it would not be enough as King fell to the Bulldogs 5-1.
  • Poswiat earns All-Conference Carolinas accolades
    April 22, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team qualified for the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the second straight year, one of their players was honored on Thursday night’s banquet. Moritz Poswiat earned third team All-Conference Carolinas recognition.
  • Poswiat selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
    April 21, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final week of the regular season, King University men’s tennis player Moritz Poswiat earned some individual hardware. On Tuesday the sophomore was named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week following his undefeated performance.
  • Tornado down Lees-McRae 6-3
    April 17, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team looked to finish out the regular season on a winning note when Lees-McRae College came to town. The Tornado was dominant in singles play winning all but one match en route to a 6-3 victory over the Bobcats.
  • Tennis against Carson-Newman, canceled
    April 13, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – With weather scheduled to move in on Tuesday, the King University men’s and women’s tennis match against Carson-Newman University has been canceled. The matches will not be rescheduled.
  • Tornado drop close matches, fall to Limestone
    April 11, 2015
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team traveled to take on Limestone College on Saturday afternoon. The Saints set the tone in doubles en route to the 9-0 win.
  • King tennis matches at Tusculum are canceled
    April 08, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The men’s and women’s tennis dual match that was scheduled for Sunday at Tusculum College has been canceled and won’t be rescheduled.
  • Tornado top Belmont Abbey in tight match
    March 31, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team got back into the win column by taking their second straight Conference Carolinas victory Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado gained the advantage by taking two of the doubles matches, can capped the 6-3 win over Belmont Abbey College with four wins in singles play.
  • King falls at #21 North Georgia
    March 29, 2015
    DAHLONGEGA, Ga. – Playing their first match in more than a week, the King University men’s tennis team had their hands full with 21st-ranked University of North Georgia. The Nighthawks grabbed the lead in doubles play, and continued their stellar play in singles to take the 8-1 victory.
  • Match against Lincoln Memorial postponed
    March 24, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The tennis matches that were scheduled against Lincoln Memorial University on Wednesday have been postponed. A makeup date has not been announced at this time.
  • Tornado take win over Southern Wesleyan
    March 21, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team finally was able to play outside on campus this spring, and they didn’t disappoint, taking a Conference Carolinas victory from Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado grabbed the lead in doubles, and clinched the match with four singles wins for the 6-3 victory.
  • Singles play leads North Greenville past King
    March 20, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team returned to action when they faced North Greenville University on Friday. The Tornado got off to a hot start in doubles, but the Crusaders came back in singles play to take the match 6-3.
  • Poswiat wins but King falls to Barton
    March 07, 2015
    WILSON, N.C. – The King University men's tennis team continued Conference Carolinas play on the road Saturday at Barton College. The Bulldogs started the match with three wins at doubles before taking all six singles matches for the 9-0 victory.
  • King falls at Mount Olive
    March 06, 2015
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team continued Conference Carolinas play on the road on Friday at the University of Mount Olive. The Trojans started the match with three wins at doubles before taking all six singles matches for the 9-0 victory.
  • King defeats Erskine 6-3 behind 3 singles wins
    February 28, 2015
    DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team returned to the court for the second time in less than 24 hours against Erskine College. The Tornado was victorious over the Flying Fleet winning three singles matches and two doubles.
  • Tornado return to the court, fall to Pfeiffer
    February 27, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team finally returned to the court on Friday at the Country Club of Bristol when they hosted Pfeiffer University. However, the Tornado dropped the Conference Carolinas tilt to the Falcons by the score of 7-2.
  • King weekend tennis matches postponed
    February 18, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to the winter weather that moved through the southeast this week, the King University tennis matches against Pfeiffer University and Belmont Abbey College have been postponed. The Tornado will face Pfeiffer on Friday, February 27, and Belmont Abbey Saturday, April 4.
  • UNC Asheville defeats King 7-0
    February 08, 2015
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team took their first Conference Carolinas win yesterday, and on Sunday the Tornado face NCAA Division I foe UNC Asheville. King played a couple close matches, but the Bulldogs ultimately prevailed for the 7-0 victory.
  • King tops Emmanuel 5-4 to open conference play
    February 07, 2015
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The early spring matches King University men’s tennis team played against division I opponents paid off as the Tornado opened Conference Carolinas play with a win on Saturday. The Tornado opened up with a 5-4 win at Emmanuel College.
  • Tornado fall to Division I foe Liberty
    January 30, 2015
    LYNCHBURG, Va. – The King University men’s tennis team continued their early fall schedule with another dual against another NCAA Division I opponent. The Tornado fell at Liberty University 7-0 on Friday afternoon.
  • King falls at Division I for Wofford to start spring
    January 25, 2015
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team opened their spring with a defeat at NCAA Division I opponent Wofford College. The Terriers took the doubles point, before taking the dual match 7-0.
  • Spring-opening dual at Wofford moved to Sunday
    January 22, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University tennis teams were scheduled to open their spring schedule on Saturday at Wofford College, but the teams will have to wait one day to open the spring campaign. Due to bad weather forecasted on Saturday, the teams decided to move the match to Sunday with hopes of better weather. The men’s and women’s duals will start at 1:00 p.m. in Spartanburg, S.C.
  • Ilina chosen to lead King tennis programs
    November 04, 2014
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this fall, Mariia Ilina was named as an assistant coach for the men’s tennis team. Fast forward just a few months, and she was selected to be the head coach of both the men’s and women’s tennis teams going forward.
  • King splits with Tennessee Wesleyan/St. Catharine to close fall schedule
    October 18, 2014
    ATHENS, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team capped their fall season with a split against St. Catharine College (Ky.) and Tennessee Wesleyan College. The Tornado started the day with a 6-3 win over St. Catharine before falling to hosts Tennessee Wesleyan 5-4.
  • Tornado drop tight 5-4 decision at Davis & Elkins
    October 12, 2014
    ELKINS, W.Va. – On Sunday, the King University men’s tennis team opened their fall dual schedule with a narrow road defeat at Davis & Elkins College. The Tornado were one person short of a full roster as they dropped a tight 5-4 decision to the Senators.
  • Darbar steps down from Tornado tennis programs
    October 02, 2014
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kethan Darbar led the King University men’s and women’s tennis teams through their transition into NCAA Division II membership, and now he will face the same challenge in Georgia. Darbar announced earlier this week that he was resigning to take the head men’s and women’s tennis coach position at Emmanuel College.
  • Tornado compete at USTA/ITA Southeast Regional
    September 28, 2014
    SUMTER, S.C. – After having their season opening tournament canceled two weeks ago, selected members of the men’s and women’s tennis teams opened the season with the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional over the weekend. Moritz Poswiat led this group of five players, going 1-1 in the men’s B singles draw.
  • Season opening tournament washed out
    September 14, 2014
    SUMTER, S.C. – The King University tennis teams were scheduled to open their season this weekend at the Palmetto Tennis Center Invitational, but the weather had other ideas. After battling rain all weekend, the individual tournament was canceled on Sunday morning.
  • Young Tornado look to improve on 2013-14 finish
    September 09, 2014
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off an impressive year and making the Conference Carolinas tournament for the third consecutive year, the Tornado men’s tennis team capped the year off with their first ever tournament win. Head coach Kethan Darbar and the team looks to begin the 2014-15 season right where they left off in 2013-14.