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.
King takes a pair of Conference Carolinas sportsmanship awardsBRISTOL, Tenn. – At the conclusion of each season, Conference Carolinas hands out the Messick Sportsmanship Awards for each sport, and King University earned a pair of these honors during the spring season. The Tornado baseball and women’s tennis teams both won the award for the 2013-14 season, marking the second and third King teams to earn the distinction this year.
King falls to Pfeiffer in Conference Carolinas TournamentSUMTER, S.C. – The King University women’s tennis team qualified for the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the first time in history this season, and faced second seeded Pfeiffer University in the quarterfinals on Friday morning. The seventh seeded Tornado dropped the dual 5-0, ending their season.
King sweeps Southern Wesleyan in regular season finaleBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team closed the regular season in style on Saturday when they hosted Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado defeated the Warriors 9-0 for their first clean sweep since March 1, and third sweep of the season.
King falls at Carson-NewmanJEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – A day after the King University women’s tennis team clinched a Conference Carolinas Tournament berth, the Tornado jumped out of conference to take on Carson-Newman University. The homestanding Eagles took the dual 8-1.
King clinches spot in CC Tournament with win at ConverseSPARTANBURG, S.C. – Going into their final dual match of the Conference Carolinas season, the King University women’s tennis team knew their goal was simple, win to earn a spot in the league tournament. The Tornado set the tone early, winning all three doubles matches en route to the 6-3 victory at Converse College.
Tornado fall at NewberryNEWBERRY, S.C. –Playing their third match in as many days, and second straight day on the road, the King University women’s tennis team ran out of gas on Sunday at Newberry College. The Wolves took the nonconference dual from the Tornado 9-0.
King falls to Lenoir-Rhyne 8-1HICKORY, N.C. – The King University women’s tennis team traveled to Hickory, N.C. on Saturday afternoon, falling 8-1 to Lenoir-Rhyne University in a nonconference match.
Barton defeats King 8-1BRISTOL, Tenn. – In its final home match of the Conference Carolinas season, the King University women’s tennis team fell to Barton College 8-1.
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.
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.
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 falls to Limestone 9-0BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team took to the court on Tuesday for the first time in two weeks when the hosted Limestone College. The Saints came out and set the tone early in their 9-0 Conference Carolinas victory.
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.
Pfeiffer defeats King 5-0MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women’s tennis team fell to regionally-ranked Pfeiffer University on Wednesday by the unusual score of 5-0.
Tornado take 5-4 win over Lees-McRaeBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team snapped a two-match losing skid on Tuesday, defeating Conference Carolinas foe Lees-McRae College 5-4 in its first competition in 10 days.
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.
#28 Flying Fleet top King 9-0DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University women’s tennis team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Saturday when they took on the nation’s 28th- ranked team, Erskine College. The Flying Fleet set the tone early, and took the dual 9-0.
UNC Asheville blanks TornadoASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University women’s tennis team traveled to take on NCAA Division I foe UNC Asheville on Friday afternoon, and the Bulldogs took a 7-0 victory.
King cruises to victory over Bluefield StateBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s capped a 2-0 weekend with a victory over Bluefield State College on Sunday morning. The Tornado set the tone with a pair of doubles wins before clinching the 5-2 victory in singles play.
King sweeps Belmont Abbey for first conference winBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team defeated Belmont Abbey in dominant fashion on Saturday, earning the Tornado their first conference win of the year on the strength of a 9-0 victory.
Crusaders top Tornado Conference Carolinas dualTIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University women’s tennis team tried to rebound from their loss yesterday as they traveled to North Greenville University. The Crusaders took pair of doubles matches before clinching the 6-3 win in singles play.
King falls 7-2 to Mars HillBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team fell short in its second home match of the spring season on Tuesday afternoon, falling to visiting Mars Hill University by a score of 7-2.
Trojans top King in conference openerMOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s tennis team looked to build off their momentum from yesterday’s win as they opened Conference Carolinas play at the University of Mount Olive on Sunday. However, the Trojans took a 7-2 win to had King their first conference loss of the season.
Tornado top Randolph-Macon 6-3ASHLAND, Va. – After dropping their first match of the spring, the King University women’s tennis team rebounded with a nice win on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado topped Randolph-Macon College 6-3 behind solid singles play.
Tornado fall to Tusculum in spring openerBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team opened their spring schedule with a home dual against Tusculum College. The Pioneers set the tone early en route to the 9-0 victory.
King tops Emmanuel to win final fall dual matchFRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s tennis played their final dual match of the fall, and posted their third win on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado took a 9-0 road triumph over Emmanuel College to push their dual match record to 3-2.
Tornado fall at CatawbaSALISBURY, N.C. – The King University women’s tennis team traveled to take on nonconference foe Catawba College on Friday afternoon. The Tornado took one doubles match, and one singles match as they fell to the Indians 7-2.
Tornado take nail biter over LMU, fall to ETSUBRSITOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team had a full day of tennis on Friday as they traveled to take on NCAA Division I East Tennessee State University and Lincoln Memorial University. The Tornado dropped the early match to ETSU 7-0, but rebounded for a tight 5-4 win over Lincoln Memorial in the afternoon.
Tornado top Bluefield State for first win of seasonBLUEFIELD, W.Va. – In their first dual match of the season, the King University turned in a road victory over Bluefield State College. The Tornado won all three doubles matches before taking the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 6 singles matches for their first victory of the year.
Reyes reaches consolation quarters at ITA RegionalSUMTER, S.C. – Naomi Reyes was the only member of the King University women’s tennis team to compete in the ITA Southeast Regional this weekend. The sophomore dropped her first match of the weekend, but followed that with back-to-back wins to reach the quarterfinals of the consolation bracket in the 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.
Hosomi, Reyes take first title in King tennis historySUMTER, S.C. – Over the weekend, the King University women’s tennis team returned to action with a new look to their team as they returned just two players from a season ago, and those two players made King history. At the Palmetto Tennis Center Individual Tournament, the doubles team of Mariana Hosomi and Naomi Reyes won the C Draw of the event to take home the first title in King tennis history.
Young Tornado eager to open 2013-14BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive season, the King University women’s tennis team will be comprised of mainly underclassmen. Head coach Kethan Darbar returns two of his four players from a season ago, and adds a talented group of freshman for the upcoming campaign.