This weekend, Chicago will host NCAA Regionals at Stagg Field courts with hopes for extending their postseason.
Women’s tennis plus Zhang compete in California for National honors.
Maroons fall in Wash U rematch; take third with win over Carnegie
Women’s tennis wins the Midwest Invitational.
Women’s and Men’s Tennis travel to Wisconsin and North Central respectively.
Men’s and women’s teams start off their season strong at home.
We had the chance to talk with Kendra Higgins and discuss a range of important and hard hitting topics.
The Maroons delivered a decisive 9—0 win against North Central in their tune-up before next weekend’s UAAs.
Women’s tennis beats top-25 ranked competition to win the Midwest Invite.
The tennis program is on the cusp of joining D-III tennis’s elite ranks, but a second head coach would make the path to the top a whole lot easier.
In doubles, Higgins and Hu take seventh after dropping first two matches
Second-year Kendra Higgins wins in singles, but loses twice in doubles along with third-year partner Chrissy Hu.
Talking with third-year Chrissy Hu about qualifying for the ITA, why she has fared so well in doubles, and how the Maroons like to celebrate their wins.
Transfers from Emory, William & Mary join
Higgins and Hu win the doubles tournament, then Higgins win the singles side on her home court
After a dream season in which the women’s tennis team finished fourth at the D-III Championships, head coach Marty Perry was named the 2009 Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Coach of the Year for D-III women’s tennis last Saturday.
Will Zhang’s time at the NCAAs might have ended on a down note, but at least he hung around long enough to be counted among the top few players in the country.
When first-year Kendra Higgins stepped up to the baseline for her final serve of the season in Sunday’s NCAA Doubles Championship Finals, she couldn’t help but feel nervous.
First-year Kendra Higgins and second-year Chrissy Hu were unseeded when they entered this year’s NCAA D-III Women’s Tennis Doubles Championships, but after Sunday afternoon’s final, the pair has emerged as National Champions.
For the first time in the program’s history, women’s tennis will send three of its members—first-years Kendra Higgins and Jennifer Kung and second-year Chrissy Hu—to compete in the NCAA Individual Championships in Lawrenceville, GA, this weekend.
Dear Will Zhang,
When I heard that you were selected as one of the top eight singles players from the central region to compete at Nationals in Claremont, CA, there was only one thing on my mind: Don’t cramp.
The math of the Final Four can be unforgiving.
It’s a single elimination round of four, featuring the best teams in the nation, and, at the end of the week, one team must go home on a two-game losing streak. This week, that team was Chicago.
The magic ran out in the NCAA semifinals Wednesday afternoon, as Chicago was simply unable to finish off a talented top-ranked Amherst squad that came back from an early deficit to top the Maroons 5–4.
After sweeping DePauw out of the third round last weekend, women’s tennis knew a couple things for sure.
First, the season would continue at least another week and a half, until today’s quarterfinal round.
Second, they had a lot more work to do.
For women’s tennis, the best season in program history just keeps on rolling, but things might get bumpy soon.
The women’s tennis team’s pre-match script would probably be getting old if it weren’t so effective.
Every match, it seems, the Maroons tell themselves the same things: play hard, stay focused, concentrate on the match at hand, and everything will turn out alright. After months of playing hard, staying focused, and concentrating on the match at hand, the squad hopes its hard work will pay off when the opening rounds of the NCAA Championships begin with Regionals this weekend at DePauw.
If being only a first-year and playing in one of the nation’s most stacked conferences put Kendra Higgins at a disadvantage, it didn’t show. She swept through the UAA tournament, and now she’s been named the conference MVP.
In the latest Maroon Sports Report: the Bulls-Celtics series, U of C baseball, Kendra Higgins and women’s tennis, and the quest to beat that Chess app that comes pre-loaded on your MacBook
As the dust settles on a classic battle of women’s tennis powerhouses at this weekend’s UAA Championships, one result overshadows all the rest: Emory has now won 22 straight conference titles.
Emory has an okay women’s tennis team.
They were pretty okay back in 1988, when they won the inaugural UAA Championship. Then they won again the next year and the next year and the next year. 21 times, the collection of schools in the UAA have gathered to fight for women’s tennis crown, and 21 times, Emory has emerged victorious.
“They’ve never lost; history tells that story,” Chicago head coach Marty Perry said.
The latest vlog—it’s not a podcast anymore!—including women’s tennis and track + field traveling to UAAs, ballpark schwag, and the best of the best monkey videos. Plus Jess talks with Scott Hofer, more SportsTube, and By The Numbers on the Bulls’ Big Macs.
It was a missed opportunity for men’s tennis at the UAA Conference Championships this weekend in Rochester, New York, as they held their seed, finishing fourth.
Men’s tennis, currently ranked 18th in the country, will compete in the UAA Championships this weekend in Rochester, NY, where they’ll have one last—and, admittedly, long—shot at making the postseason.
As the last grains of the 2009 season fall, the chances for men’s tennis to pick up big wins and climb into the NCAA tournament picture are precious and few.
Last weekend’s Midwest Invitational provided an important test for women’s tennis heading into the final stretch of the season.
They had four games in five days, with heavy postseason implications.
Men’s tennis knew spring break would be an intense week, as it is for so many Chicago teams. That was fine, though, for a squad that has built a reputation for intensity on and off the court.
The Chicago women’s tennis team (9–3) embarked on their most difficult road trip of the season last week, traveling through South Carolina and Georgia to face some of the nation’s premiere D-III competition.
Women’s tennis delivered another impressive performance Friday, topping Calvin 9–0 in the final home match of the season.
Women’s tennis looks to continue its climb toward the top of the national polls tonight when it hosts Calvin in the last match before spring break.
Postseason considerations are already coming into play for men’s tennis, which took two much-needed wins over Kalamazoo and Grinnell this weekend.
Women’s tennis took two big wins over Denison and Kenyon over the weekend, while the men’s half didn’t enjoy quite the same success on their annual Ohio trip.
Men’s and women’s tennis hosted another D-I opponent over the weekend, but this time Chicago took a pair of wins over Chicago State.
Men’s tennis overcame a 2–1 deficit in doubles by taking five of six singles matches en route to a 6–3 win over UW–Whitewater.
Women’s tennis knew the beginning of their schedule would be tough, and their predictions proved correct this weekend, as UIC and DePaul both scored 7–0 wins over the Maroons.
It’s been rough sailing for men’s tennis, who are still looking for their first individual win of the season.
With a quickly expanding resume, first-year Jennifer Kung has her squad looking to set a new standard for Chicago tennis.
First-year Jennifer Kung heads to France in two weeks as a member of the US team competing in the International University Challenge of Tennis, held December 4 to 7.
A lonely event three months before the regular season, the ITA Regional this weekend found the men’s tennis team send one player to the semifinals and one the quarterfinals, perhaps a preview of a season that will start with high hopes.
After announcing his plans to join the D-I tennis program at the University of Richmond at the end of last season, head coach Marty Perry decided to reverse course and will return for his sixth year at the helm of the men’s and women’s tennis programs.
Fourth-year Bharath Sithian arrived at Chicago to find a team needing a reversal of fortune—and chi.