SUMTER, S.C. – Selected members of the King University men’s and women’s tennis teams played at the ITA Southeast Regional over the weekend. Lennard Neumann highlighted the weekend for the Tornado, advancing to the round of 32 in the singles draw.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team played their first dual of the season against one of the region’s top teams. The Tornado dropped the nonconference affair with Tusculum University 7-0.
BLUEFIELD, Va. – The King University women’s tennis team opened their season over the weekend at the Bluefield College Invitational. The Tornado duo of Vanessa Francois and Lauren Smorgonsky led the way, reaching the doubles consolation final.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics, David Hicks, announced the hire of Tim Dunford to lead the Tornado tennis programs. Dunford has been a head coach for eight years and has had success rebuilding programs.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – At the conclusion of the spring season, Conference Carolinas announced their Messick Sportsmanship Awards, and two King University teams were recognized. The King women’s tennis team and the Tornado softball team both earned Messick Sportsmanship Awards.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team squared off against Barton College Saturday afternoon in a matchup of Conference Carolinas foes. The Tornado fought hard, but struggled against the Bulldogs as they fell 9-0 to the conference opponent.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team fell to Converse College on Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado fell behind in doubles and couldn’t come back in singles, falling to the Valkyries 9-0.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis dropped their Conference Carolinas dual against Lees-McRae College on Tuesday night. The Bobcats won all three doubles matches before taking all six singles matches for the 9-0 win.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team opened Conference Carolinas play with a home dual against Limestone College. The Tornado played two players short as the Saints took the dual 9-0.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s tennis teams took a break from their busy spring schedules to help and serve the local Bristol community. Head tennis coach, Terry Caldwell, facilitated a volunteer day for the team to work with the Bearcat P.R.I.D.E. program.
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.