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Xandra Fougner brings experience to women’s tennis

Calvin Shomaker | Assistant Copy Editor | @cshomaker12 September 8, 2016

The UNC Wilmington Women’s Tennis team got more experienced this off-season with the addition of Xandra Fougner.Born in Olso, Norway, Fougner came to the United States just two and a half years ago to...

Santtu Leskinen (pictured above in this seasons Georgia Tech Invitational) led the Seahawks to a 12-9 team record in 2016 to go along with his 11-8 singles record.

Santtu Leskinen continues stellar year with NCAA bid

Noah Thomas | Sports Editor May 13, 2016

To add to an ever-growing list of achievements and awards, Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year Santtu Leskinen has been awarded an individual bid to the 2016 NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships.Fresh...

Senior tennis star, Santtu Leskinen, was named the top player of the CAA for the 2016 season. 

Santtu Leskinen named CAA Player of the Year in men’s tennis

Assistant Sports Editor: Noah Thomas April 28, 2016

Santtu Leskinen has been named the Colonial Athletic Association’s Player of the Year for men’s tennis.The senior out of Helsinki, Finland was named the CAA’s top player for 2016 just two days before...

Women’s tennis sends Kharkevitch out in style

Assistant Sports Editor: Noah Thomas April 21, 2016

All good things eventually come to an end. But for Christine Kharkevitch, things seemed better when they ended on a high note.UNC Wilmington’s women’s tennis team held its annual senior day celebration...

Senior Santtu Leskinen makes a strong hit against Eastern Tennessee State University.

Seniors for men’s tennis reflect as season winds down

Assistant Sports Editor: Noah Thomas April 14, 2016

Depending on who is asked, the theory of home court advantage may either be adamantly supported or skeptically shot down. For key members of UNC Wilmington’s men’s tennis team, the advantage of playing...

Women’s tennis battles harsh weather conditions in CAA play

Assistant Sports Editor: Noah Thomas April 14, 2016

Gusty winds and cold temperatures were what set the tone for Saturday, as nearly two dozen former players gathered for Alumni Day to watch UNC Wilmington’s women’s tennis team host the College of Charleston...

Outside the lines: one man’s battle with himself

Noah Thomas | Contributing Writer September 17, 2015

While many athletes sustain injuries and work extremely hard to come back even stronger than before, at times it can be detrimental and keep players out of the game for a long time. Some athletes accept...

Senior Miller Hales fights for a point during UNCWs 5-2 victory over JMU earlier this season.

Defending champs UNCW enter CAA tourney as No. 4 seed

McLeod Brown | Sports Editor April 16, 2015

Coming off the most successful year in program history, expectations were difficult to pinpoint for the UNCW women’s tennis team.The Seahawks entered their name into the record books in 2014, capturing...

Senior tennis player Zach Hublitz (right) welcomes his little brother, freshman Josh, to the team this year.

Hublitz duo thrives on tennis court

Brittany Murdock | Staff Writer November 4, 2014

If you notice two boys that look fairly similar on the UNC Wilmington men’s tennis team, don’t be alarmed – there’s good reason for that.Those two are actually brothers and they go by freshman...

Tennis looks to add to success with new faces

John Levering | Staff Writer October 8, 2014

Entering his eighth season as UNC Wilmington’s men’s tennis coach, Mait DuBois has built a program that prides itself on winning, and the success is nothing at which to scoff.In the past six years,...

Hublitz credits tennis career to his No. 1 fan: his dad

McLeod Brown | Sports Editor March 12, 2013

Midway through his second season on the UNC Wilmington men's tennis team, sophomore Zach Hublitz has begun to solidify himself as one of the squad's top performers.Playing solely at the No. 6 seed last...

Clark looks to succeed at the head coaching level

Marty Simpkins | Staff Writer January 28, 2013

On August 12, 2012, the UNC Wilmington women's tennis program hired former University of Maryland men's tennis assistant Evan Clark to become the program's 11th head coach. While leading the Seahawks will...

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