BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks announced the hire of Terry Caldwell as the interim head tennis coach on Thursday. Caldwell joins the Tornado tennis programs following the resignation of Mariia Ilina and he will remain with the Tornado for the remainder of the season when King will conduct a national search for a full-time coach.
SUMTER, S.C. – The King University women’s tennis team opened their season with a solid outing at the Palmetto Tennis Center Invitational. Vanessa Francois won the C draw and Thalía Roustand Ruiz took the C draw consolation title to lead the Tornado.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The 2017-18 King University women's tennis squad will be young as Head Coach Mariia Iliana has five freshman joining lone returner Catherine Vezey. Iliana hopes all the new faces will mesh and translate into a Conference Carolinas Tournament appearance this year.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced their academic awards for the 2016-17 season, both the King University men’s and women's tennis team earned ITA All-Academic Team. Two individuals from the women’s team and seven from the men’s team were selected ITA Scholar-Athletes.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this spring, King University tennis coach Mariia Ilina was selected to attend the Women’s Leadership Symposium (WLS) in Kansas City, Mo. Ilina was one of 100 participants that were selected to attend the WLS, which aims to expand the participants’ network and promote the recruitment and retention of women working in intercollegiate athletics administration.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Tennis Championship starts this weekend, and leading up to the event the league released their academic all-conference performers. The King University men’s and women’s tennis teams each had three members earn academic all-conference.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team dropped a tight battle with Conference Carolinas rival on Saturday afternoon. Lees-McRae College came away with a narrow 4-3 victory behind three singles wins.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University tennis schedule for this weekend has been altered. Saturday’s Conference Carolinas duals against Lees-McRae College has been moved up to a 12:00 p.m. start, with a Senior Day ceremony before the start of the match. Sunday’s duals against Lincoln Memorial University have been moved to April 15 and will start at 1:00 p.m.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team earned a win on Friday night as they defeated Bluefield State College. The teams split a pair of doubles matches before King won four singles matches for the 5-2 win.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to weather this weekend’s men’s and women’s tennis matches for King University have been altered. King has postponed their match that was scheduled at home on Sunday against Carson-Newman University. The Tornado will stay on the road to face Barton College on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and the University of Mount Olive on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. A makeup date for the matches against Carson-Newman has not been announced at this time.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's tennis team competed against Conference Carolina's foe Southern Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado fell behind in doubles early and dropped the match 8-1 overall.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s tennis team returned to Conference Carolinas play to face Converse College on the road. The Tornado fell behind 2-1 after doubles and couldn’t come back in singles as the Valkyries took the dual 6-3.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team faced one of the best teams they will face all season on Sunday when they hosted 50th-ranked Young Harris College. The Mountain Lions took the 7-0 nonconference victory.
BRISTOL, 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.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team hosted their first home match of the spring when they took on Conference Carolinas foe Belmont Abbey College. The Crusaders spoiled the day, taking a 7-2 win.
GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University women's tennis team faced off against Conference Carolinas opponent Limestone College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado fell behind early as Limestone took the dual 9-0.
SPARTANBURG, S.C.– The King University women’s tennis team started their spring season with an exhibition at Wofford College on Sunday afternoon. The Terriers took the exhibition 7-0 on their home court.