Men's Tennis News Archives

  • Lt. Col. Acklin named King head tennis coach
    May 26, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University director of athletics David Hicks announced the hire of Lt . Col. Rodger Acklin to lead the Tornado tennis programs.
  • Three Tornado selected for Conference Carolinas Elite 23 Awards
    April 22, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their spring Elite 23 Award winners on Thursday, and three Tornado were recognized. Mason McCrury (men’s volleyball), Sebastian Lieflaender (men’s tennis) and Trader Flora (baseball) all won awards for their respective sports.
  • King has 38 named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    April 20, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their spring academic all-conference honorees and 38 King University student-athletes were recognized.
  • Lieflaender, Rojas named All-Conference Carolinas
    April 09, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis season was cut short due to the national pandemic of COVID-19. Conference Carolinas announced their all-conference team, comprised of seniors from each member school as Tornado seniors Sebastian Lieflaender and Jorge Rojas were named to the team.
  • Tornado fall to LMU
    March 04, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team played Lincoln Memorial University shorthanded on Wednesday, falling to the Railsplitters 6-1.
  • Tornado fall to North Carolina A&T
    February 23, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team fell to NCAA Division I foe North Carolina A&T University on Sunday. King won one of the doubles matches and Alex Sodre won his No. 1 singles match, but that was it as the Aggies took the dual 6-1.
  • King tops Davis & Elkins
    February 21, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team took a win over Davis & Elkins College on Friday afternoon. The Tornado took the doubles point before winning four doubles matches to take the dual 5-2.
  • Tornado drop tight dual to Bluefield
    February 15, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team dropped a tight 4-2 dual to Bluefield College on Saturday. The Tornado took the doubles point, but couldn’t complete the win in singles play.
  • King falls to Carson-Newman in spring opener
    February 09, 2020
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team opened the spring season in Knoxville against Carson-Newman University. Ross Edgar took a win, but that was it as the Eagles won the dual 6-1.
  • Tornado ready to start spring season
    February 04, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's tennis team finished fifth in the Conference Carolinas standings and the Tornado look to improve on that finish this year. Three new players join a talented returning core as interim head coach Terry Caldwell looks to lead the Tornado back to the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
  • Caldwell named interim head King tennis coach
    January 13, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks announced the hire of Terry Caldwell as the interim head tennis coach on Friday. Caldwell joins the Tornado tennis programs following the resignation of Tim Dunford 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.
  • Dunford resigns from Tornado tennis programs
    December 11, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University director of athletics, David Hicks announced the resignation of head men’s and women’s tennis coach Tim Dunford. Dunford has served in that role since July of 2018.
  • King closes the fall with sweep of UVa-Wise
    October 26, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team finished the fall season with a clean sweep of UVa-Wise. The Tornado won the doubles point then won all six singles matches to take the dual 7-0.
  • Single play brings King back for win at MHU
    October 23, 2019
    MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis dropped the doubles point to Mars Hill University on Wednesday afternoon, but came back in singles play. The Tornado won four doubles matches, capped by a third set tiebreak from Ross Edgar to take the dual 4-3.
  • King downed by YHC singles play
    October 09, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team took the doubles point from Young Harris College on Wednesday afternoon at the King Tennis Courts. However, the Mountain Lions came back to win the match 4-3 behind four singles wins.
  • King comptes at ITA Southeast Regional
    September 29, 2019
    SUMTER, S.C. – Members of the King University men’s and women’s tennis teams competed at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Southeast Regional over the weekend.
  • Tornado fall at Tusculum
    September 18, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team played their first dual of the season at Tusculum. The Pioneers took the doubles point and won five singles points to take the match 6-1.
  • Tornado tennis programs earn academic recognition from ITA
    July 29, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s tennis teams both earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team awards when the league announced their selections earlier this summer. Seven men and three women also were named ITA Scholar-Athletes.
  • Feliciano garners all-conference honors
    April 25, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the start of the Conference Carolinas Men’s Championship, the league held a banquet to announce their All-Conference Carolinas performers. Alejandro Feliciano of the King University men’s tennis team was recognized on the third team.
  • Four Tornado selected academic All-Conference Carolinas
    April 19, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the start of the Conference Carolinas Tennis Championship, the league announced their academic all-conference performers. Four King University men’s tennis players were recognized.
  • Tornado top UVa-Wise in season finale
    April 17, 2019
    WISE, Va. – The King University men’s tennis team closed the season with a win at UVa-Wise. The Tornado won all three doubles matches to take the doubles point before winning all six singles matches, taking the dual 7-0.
  • Tornado take tight win at Chowan
    April 15, 2019
    MURFREESBORO, N.C. – The King University tennis team earned a tough road victory on Monday afternoon at Chowan University. The Tornado took the doubles point with a comeback win before taking three wins in singles for the 4-3 victory.
  • King plays Barton tough, drops dual
    April 14, 2019
    WILSON, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team play tough at Baton College on Sunday afternoon, nearly taking the doubles point. The Tornado then played a pair of three-set matches in singles play, but dropped the dual 6-1.
  • Jabaley tabbed Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
    April 10, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. Charles Jabaley had a big week for the King University men’s tennis team, leading the Tornado to a 2-0 week. The senior went 4-0, earning Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors.
  • Strong singles play gives King win at LMC
    April 10, 2019
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team got off to a good start by taking the doubles point at Lees-McRae College on Wednesday afternoon. The momentum continued in singles as the Tornado won five matches to take the dual 6-1.
  • Snow lifts King over NGU
    April 06, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team came away with a tight victory over North Greenville University on Saturday afternoon. The match was clinched at No. 6 singles by Nathan Snow who won a tiebreak in the third set, giving King the 4-3 victory.
  • Alfaro secures 7-0 victory for Tornado over SWU
    April 05, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's tennis team hosted Southern Wesleyan University as they took every match headed by Arturo Alfaro at No. 3 singles clinching the victory for the Tornado in straight sets.
  • King plays well, but falls to BAC
    March 30, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team played some tough matches against Belmont Abbey College on Saturday afternoon, but the Crusaders came out on top of each. The Tornado dropped the Conference Carolinas dual 7-0.
  • Tornado come up short against UMO
    March 29, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team dropped a Conference Carolinas dual on Friday afternoon to the University of Mount Olive. Mount Olive won all three doubles matches to take the doubles point before taking the dual 7-0 with six wins in singles play.
  • Tornado fall at Lee
    March 27, 2019
    CLEVELAND, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team dropped a nonconference dual at Lee University on Wednesday night. The Tornado played a couple three set matches, but couldn’t come up with a win as the Flames took the dual 7-0.
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