Men's Tennis News Archives

  • Dunford selected to lead King tennis programs
    July 10, 2018
    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.
  • Tornado fall to Chowan in conference tournament
    April 20, 2018
    SUMTER, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis traveled to Sumter, South Carolina Friday afternoon for a Conference Carolinas quarterfinals matchup against Chowan University. The Tornado battled throughout, however, Chowan proved to be too much as they defeated King 5-0.
  • Tornado trio selected All-Conference Carolinas
    April 19, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Men’s Tennis Championship starts on Friday, and Thursday night the league announced their all-conference winners. The King University men’s tennis team had three players honored, Lenny Keswani, Lennard Neumann and Alejandro Feliciano.
  • King has four selected academic all-conference
    April 18, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Tennis Championship starts this weekend, and on Wednesday the league announced their academic all-conference performers. The King University tennis team had three men earn academic all-conference honors and one woman.
  • Tornado earn tight win over Emmanuel
    April 14, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was a tight Conference Carolinas dual, the King University men’s tennis team came away with a narrow 5-4 win over Emmanuel College. The Tornado took two of the doubles matches and Alejandro Feliciano came up with a three set win in singles place to clinch the Tornado victory.
  • Tornado comeback for win at SWU
    April 11, 2018
    CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team came back in singles play to defeat Southern Wesleyan University on Wednesday afternoon. The Tornado trailed 2-1 after doubles, but four singles wins gave King the 5-4 dual victory.
  • King falls to LMU in nonconference dual
    April 10, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team squared off against Lincoln Memorial University on Tuesday afternoon and dropped a 7-2 decision.
  • Tornado comeback against Chowan comes up short
    April 08, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team had their comeback fall short against Chowan University on Sunday afternoon. The Tornado were behind after doubles and came back to get within one in the dual score, but the Hawks won the next two matches to clinch the 5-4 victory.
  • Doubles play lifts King past Barton
    April 07, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team jumped ahead of Barton College early on Saturday afternoon, taking all three doubles matches. The Tornado then won the first two singles matches to clinch the 5-4 dual victory.
  • Tornado fall to Division I Delaware
    March 27, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team played a solid match on Tuesday as they hosted the University of Delaware. King took the No. 1 doubles match and Lenny Keswani won his No. 1 singles match, but the Tornado ultimately fell to the Blue Hens 6-1.
  • King drops heartbreaker at North Greenville
    March 23, 2018
    TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team fell to North Greenville University on Friday afternoon. The Tornado nearly came back, winning the top three singles matches, but couldn’t complete the comeback as North Greenville took the dual 5-4.
  • King falls at Mount Olive
    March 17, 2018
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team traveled to take on the University of Mount Olive in a Conference Carolinas dual on Saturday. The Tornado took a doubles match, but couldn’t follow it with singles wins as the Trojans took the dual 7-2.
  • Tornado toppled by Crusaders
    March 16, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team traveled to Belmont Abbey College Friday afternoon for a Conference Carolinas matchup. The Tornado struggled as they fell to the Crusaders 9-0.
  • King sweeps rival Lees-McRae
    March 13, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team won their second straight Conference Carolinas dual, sweeping Lees-McRae College 9-0 on Tuesday night.
  • King tops Erskine for their first league win
    March 10, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s tennis team earned their first Conference Carolinas win of the season on Saturday when they defeated Erskine College. The Tornado swept the doubles matches and continued that streak in singles play to take the dual 9-0.
  • Tornado drop tight dual to Limestone
    March 05, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team opened Conference Carolinas play with a home dual against Limestone College. The match was tight the entire way as the Tornado came back in singles. However, the comeback fell short as the Saints took the contest 5-4.
  • King drops tight dual at L-R
    February 23, 2018
    HICKORY, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team played a tough match at Lenoir-Rhyne University on Friday afternoon. King had the lead after doubles, but the Bears came back to take the 5-4 victory in singles play.
  • King falls to Young Harris 7-2
    February 18, 2018
    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The King University men's tennis team traveled to take on Young Harris College Sunday afternoon. Despite competitive flights, the Tornado fell to the Mountain Lions 7-2.
  • Tornado volunteer for local community
    February 12, 2018
    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.
  • King falls to Cumberland
    February 10, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team opened their spring season Saturday afternoon against Cumberland University. The Tornado battled hard but fell to Cumberland 7-2.
  • Tornado play Wofford tough, but fall 7-0
    February 03, 2018
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team started their spring season with an exhibition at Wofford College. The Terriers took the contest 7-0.
  • Caldwell named interim tennis coach
    January 11, 2018
    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.
  • King falls to Montevallo in fall finale
    October 19, 2017
    CHATTNOOGA, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team took on the University of Montevallo in Chattanooga on Thursday afternoon. The Tornado tried to comeback in singles play, but the Falcons held on for the 6-3 win.
  • Tornado defeat Lions 7-2
    October 03, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis defeated Mars Hill University on Tuesday afternoon in a duel match. The Tornado dominated to take a 7-2 win over the Lions.
  • Tornado compete at ITA Regional
    October 01, 2017
    SUMTER, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team returned to action over the weekend at the ITA Southeast Regional. Three Tornado went 1-1 at the event while doubles team of Lenny Keswani and Arturo Alfaro reached the round of 16.
  • King falls in tight dual at Tusculum
    September 25, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team opened their season with a hard fought dual at Tusculum College. The Tornado trailed 2-1 after doubles, and nearly came back to take the win, but the Pioneers held off King for the 5-4 victory.
  • King takes three titles at Palmetto Tennis Center Invite
    September 17, 2017
    SUMTER, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team opened the season with a good performance at the Palmetto Tennis Center Invitational. Lenny Keswani finished runner-up in the A draw while Lennard Neumann won the A draw consolation bracket to lead the way for the Tornado.
  • Tornado ready for postseason run
    September 06, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's tennis team returns many members off of last season's team that finished fifth in the Conference Carolinas standings. Head Coach Mariia Iliana hopes to have the Tornado ready for a postseason run in 2017-18.
  • Tornado tennis teams earn ITA Scholar awards
    August 02, 2017
    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.
  • Ilina attends Women's Leadership Symposium
    June 21, 2017
    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.
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