Thursday, 22 December 2011

Ola Ochrymowicz returns to St. Scholastica for sophomore year

Aleksandra Ochrymowicz, a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy, has returned to The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN for her second year of Saints tennis.



Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Jessica Silva joins 2011-12 Skyhawk Tennis Roster


MARTIN, Tenn. - When Dennis Taylor, head tennis coach at The University of Tennessee at Martin, returned from the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament last weekend, he came home to find a National Letter of Intent on his desk signed by Jessica Silva, a top amateur player out of Culford School in Suffolk, England.

"Jessica will be a strong addition to an already powerful Skyhawk team," Taylor said. "She is a very aggressive baseline player who is also very talented at the net. She is a high-energy, dynamic player that is extremely quick around the court. She will strengthen our team in both singles and doubles."

A Winnipeg native, Silva was a top-20 player in the 16-and-under age group in Canada before moving to Portugal in 2009. While in Portugal, she developed into a top-10 junior player.

Currently attending Culford School, Silva is part of a national powerhouse program. She was a part of Culford's 2010 national championship team, as the team won 4-2 over Huddersfield-based Greenhead College. After the match was tied, Silva and teammate Tonia Nelskamp earned victories to clinch the title.

The AEGON Team Tennis Schools Senior Students Finals involved 250 schools from across England and was organized by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and were held at the prestigious Bolton Arena. In reward for winning the tournament, Silva and her teammates earned an exclusive training session with Judy Murray, a nationally-renowned coach and mother of Andy Murray, the world's No. 3 ranked player.

Silva also has earned high marks in the classroom throughout her highly-decorated prep career.

"Jessica is not only a top tennis player but is exceptionally strong academically as well - which is one of the main criteria for our team," Taylor said. "Her tennis and academic potential is through the roof."

Silva will join a Skyhawk program that captured its fifth OVC title this season, and returns all seven letterwinners.



Monday, 19 December 2011

Gonzaga: Up close with Muzeen Ismath

Muzeen chose Gonzaga University because of the tennis team’s competitive lineup and schedule, the school’s reputation for academic excellence and the welcoming atmosphere at Gonzaga. Learn more about Muzeen at


Sunday, 18 December 2011

Alan Gardiner captures "B" flight singles title

The Bellarmine men's tennis team competed in the USTA/ITA Midwest regional held in Granville, Mich., highlighted by freshman Alan Gardiner winning the singles “B” flight.

Gardiner captured the title by outlasting teammate and doubles partner Alex Chanley in a tough semi-final match which went to the third set super tie break.

"It's great to see Allan find his game, said Bellarmine Coach John Mican. “ He has worked harder than anyone this fall, and winning this title should give him the confidence to take his game to the next level."



Monday, 12 December 2011

Erika Fridrik gets first taste of success at Eckerd College

Freshman Erika Fridrik and senior Stephanie Jenks combined to double up a Georgia Southwestern State University pairing in their first match at the Florida Tech-Hosted Panther Invitational.


Sunday, 11 December 2011

Igal Mostkov partners to claim doubles title

Bellarmine University men's tennis team newcomers Anton Rabinov and Igal Mostkov teamed up to win the number one doubles flight of the six team DePauw Invitational Tennis Tournament this past weekend. That duo were opponents in the finals of the the number one singles flight with Rabinov coming out the victor, thereby running his season record to eight wins without a loss.

After finishing an arduous singles final both men found themselves locked in a hotly contested doubles final against the host schools' top team. After going up a set and a break in the best two out of three set match the momentum swung in DePauw's favor as the Tigers' won the second set tie breaker and were serving for the match in the third. Mostkov and Rabinov hung tough and persevered to finish the match by winning the final three games for a thrilling 6-4, 6-7 (7-5), 7-5 victory.



Sunday, 4 December 2011

Clarissa Chen returns to Robert Morris University for her junior year

Clarissa Chen returns to Robert Morris University for her junior year with a win over Mercyhurst. Clarissa was able to follow up with wins versus Slippery Rock, Allegheny and Coppin State.

Clarissa Chen Bio

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Bailey named First-Team Capitol One Academic All-District

CLARKSVILLE, TN (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information, May 2011) – Sophomore Sean Bailey, of the Austin Peay State University men's tennis team, has been named to the Capitol One Academic All-District first team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors Association.

A two-time All-Ohio Valley Conference selection, Bailey holds a 3.93 grade-point average, majoring in communication arts with a minor in French. Not only was he a first-team All-OVC pick as a sophomore, he helped the Govs to their first OVC Tournament Championship match since 1987.

"Sean is the definition of a student-athlete," head coach Malik Tabet said. "He displays tremendous effort on the court and in the classroom. It's clear that he understands the value of academics as he has made that known throughout his young career. I'm proud to see him earning recognition on and off the court."

Academically, he has been named to the President's List twice, the Dean's List three times, the Athletics Director's Honor Roll three times and received OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll honors as a freshman.

Bailey was the only Governors player to go undefeated in OVC play, winning all six matches played at No. 3 singles. For the season, he won 14 of 17 matches, including 13 at No. 3. He also went 1-1 at No. 2 singles.

Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Bailey's game was of his 14 wins, only one came in three-sets. He closed the season winning nine of his last 10. In the OVC tournament, Bailey was the only Govs player to win both matches played.

Sean Bailey' Bio: Austin Peay

Photo: Austin Peay Sports Information