Keswani lifts King over North GreenvilleBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team took their second Conference Carolinas win in come-from-behind fashion against North Greenville University. King took all three doubles matches, but need a 15-13 second set tiebreak victory from Lenny Keswani to take the 5-4 victory.
Tornado fall short against Young HarrisBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team tried to come-from-behind to defeat Young Harris College in a nonconference dual on Sunday. However, the Mount Lions hung on to take the 6-3 victory.
Tornado fall to Belmont AbbeyBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's tennis team faced off against Belmont Abbey College on Friday afternoon. The Tornado took the lead early 1-0, but fell 7-2 in the match overall.
King tennis matches against Pfeiffer postponedBRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to weather, Saturday Conference Carolinas men’s and women’s tennis duals between King University and Pfeiffer University have been postponed. The matches have been rescheduled for April 12 at 1:00 p.m. on the King University campus.
King erases deficit to take victoryFRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men's tennis team competed against Conference Carolinas opponent Emmanuel College on Saturday. After falling behind 2-1 in doubles, the Tornado won five out of the six singles matches to take the victory 6-3.
Tornado edged 5-4 at LimestoneGAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team faced off against Limestone College on Thursday afternoon. King fell 5-4 in a very close match.
King falls to #31 FlaglerSUMTER, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team faced one of the better teams in the region in Flagler College on Sunday. The Tornado held a lead after doubles, but fell to the 31st-ranked Saints 6-3.
King drop highly contested dual at ErskineDUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team opened their first Conference Carolinas dual of the season by taking two of the three doubles matches. However, Erskine College came back in singles play to take the match 5-4.
King falls to UNC Asheville in final exhibitionASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team played their final exhibition match of the spring at NCAA Division I foe UNC Asheville. The Bulldogs grabbed the lead in doubles play, and took the match 7-0.
Tornado fall to Wofford in ExhibitionSPARTANBURG, S.C.– The King University men's tennis team had their second expedition of the spring season against Wofford College on Sunday afternoon. The Tornado had some close games, but fell 7-0 to the Terriers.
King falls at Liberty in exhibitionLYNCHBURG, Va. – The King University men’s tennis team started their spring season with an exhibition at Liberty University. The Tornado took a pair of wins, but the Flames took the dual 5-2.
Tornado close the fall with win over Mars HillBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team ended the fall season on the right foot, with a victory. The Tornado earned a 6-3 win over Mars Hill University on Saturday to wrap up the fall portion of their schedule.
Tornado sweep Milligan 9-0BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's tennis team held their second dual match of the year against Milligan College on Friday afternoon. The Tornado won 3-0 in doubles and 6-0 in singles to win the match 9-0 overall.
Tornado compete at ITA RegionalSUMTER, S.C. – King University had a few men’s and women’s players compete at the ITA Regional over the weekend. Leonnard Neumann led the Tornado men in the event in Sumter, S.C. while a trio of women made the third round of the consolation bracket.
Tuculum edges King in season opening dualBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team opened the season with a tough defeat to regional rival Tusculum College at home on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado held the lead after doubles, but fell to the Pioneers 5-4.
Tornado open season at the Palmetto Tennis Center InviteSUMTER, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team opened the season with an individual tournament at the Palmetto Tennis Center Invitational and were led by a pair of consolation championships. Moritz Poswiat and Lennard Neumann won the doubles A Draw consolation title and Kyle Logue won the singles D Draw consolation title.
Ilina announces signing classBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head tennis coach Mariia Ilina announced the signing of three student-athletes that will help the Tornado in the upcoming season. Lennard Neumann, Emily Smith and Charles Jabaley will all join the Tornado this fall ready for the season to start.
Tornado earn ITA Scholar-Athlete honorsBRISTOL, Tenn. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced their academic awards for the 2015-16 season, and the King University women's tennis team was named an ITA All-Academic Team and two individuals were selected Scholar-Athletes. On the men's side, five Tornado were named ITA Scholar Athletes.
Poswiat selected CoSIDA Academic All-AmericanBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in his career, King University men's tennis player Moritz Poswiat was selected CoSIDA Academic All-America. Poswiat was selected to the second team, and he became the second men's tennis player to earn the distinction in the At-Large category when the honorees were announced on Wednesday.
Poswiat, Swallow selected Conference Carolinas Scholar AthletesBRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their spring Scholar Athletes of the year for the spring sports on Wednesday and two Tornado were selected. Moritz Poswiat was the league’s selection for men’s tennis and Elizabeth Swallow earns her second straight Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year honors in women’s golf.
Tornado earn second straight Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship awardBRISTOL, Tenn. – Following one of their most successful seasons in recent memory, the King University tennis team earned their second straight Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship award. The Tornado finished fourth in the Conference Carolinas standings with a league record of 7-3.
Poswiat selected CoSIDA Academic All-DistrictBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in his career, King University men's tennis player Moritz Poswiat was selected CoSIDA Academic All-District. He becomes the second men's tennis player to earn the distinction in the At-Large category when the honorees were announced on Thursday.
Limestone tops King In conference tournamentSUMTER, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team opened play at the Conference Carolinas Tournament as the fourth seed as they were matched up with fifth seed Limestone College. King took a doubles point, but the Saints took the first three singles matches to take the dual 5-1.
Tornado trio selected All-Conference CarolinasBRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the start of the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the league announced their All-Conference Carolinas award winners at a banquet on Thursday night, and three Tornado were recognized. Moritz Poswiat and Luis Delgado both earned first team recognition while Lenny Keswani garnered third team honors for the Tornado.
King closes regular season with win at NGUTIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team closed the regular season with a road Conference Carolinas victory. The Tornado took all three doubles points from North Greenville University and closed out the 7-2 victory with four wins in singles play.
King sweeps singles, defeats Carson-Newman 8-1BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team closed their home schedule on Sunday with a nonconference dual against Carson-Newman University. The Tornado grabbed the lead in doubles play and didn’t look back, sweeping singles play for the 8-1 victory.
King falls at PfeifferMISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team squared off with another one of the top teams in Conference Carolinas on Saturday afternoon as they traveled to Pfeiffer University. The Falcons took control of the match early, taking the 8-1 win.
Tornado cruise past EmmanuelBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's tennis team posted their second straight Conference Carolinas win Sunday afternoon. The Tornado sailed past Emmanuel College in a league dual not. King did not allow Emmanuel to take a set off of them in the while make as they cruised to the 8-1 victory.
King sweeps Belmont Abbey in ConfCarolinas matchBELMONT, N.C. – The King University men's tennis team swept the Crusaders of Belmont Abbey College in a Conference Carolinas dual Saturday afternoon. The Tornado blew past the Belmont Abbey not allowing the Crusaders a set in the match, tallying their fifth league victory for the season.
Tornado fall to #22 North GeorgiaBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team faced a tough challenge on Tuesday afternoon when they host 22nd-ranked University of North Georgia. The Nighthawks gained the advantage in doubles play, and didn’t look back, taking the dual 9-0.
Bulldogs sneak past TornadoBRISTOL, Tenn. – The Bulldogs of Barton College slipped past the King University men’s tennis team in a tight Conference Carolinas match up. After the Bulldogs edged the Tornado in final two doubles matches in tiebreak fashion the Tornado were unable to comeback from the deficit falling 5-4.
Trojans hand King first Conference Carolinas loss of yearBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team squared off with another unbeaten team in Conference Carolinas play, the University of Mount Olive. The match was tight throughout, but the Trojans took a narrow 5-4 victory, handing King their first league loss of the year.
Tornado sweep Bobcats in league dualBANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team blew past Lees-McRae College 9-0 in a Conference Carolinas match on Saturday afternoon in Banner Elk. King was able to post straight set victories in all but on match in the sweep. The Tornado eased through the match to post their fourth league victory to remain undefeated in conference play.
Tornado drop nonconference tilt at #41 Young HarrisYOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – On Sunday, the King University men’s tennis team returned to action with a nonconference dual at Young Harris College. The 41st-ranked Mountain Lions took control of the match with wins in all three doubles matches. King earned a win in singles play, but Young Harris took four wins in singles play to take the match 7-1.
Tornado softball and tennis reschedule Saturday's contestsBRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to impending weather on Saturday a few King University schedules have been changed. The home softball doubleheader against Limestone College has been postponed and rescheduled for April 15 at 2:00 p.m., and the men’s and women’s tennis duals at North Greenville University scheduled for Saturday have been rescheduled for April 20 at 2:00 p.m. in Tigerville, S.C.