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Men’s Tennis: Inconsistency reemerges to fell Cats at fall’s end

Abigail Chase

November 1, 2011

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

A frustrating fall season came to a close this weekend at the Big Ten Singles Championship in Iowa City. After a two-month campaign that yielded both exciting wins and difficult losses, Northwestern will now have a break to re...

Comeback Cats sparkle at Combe

Abigail Chase

October 24, 2011

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

For the Wildcats, a weekend at home was exactly what they needed to revive their fall season. Northwestern peppered the draw with several comeback wins at the Wildcat Invitational, highlighted by impressive performances from seni...

Men’s Tennis: After a season of road trips, the Wildcats finally return home

Abigail Chase

October 19, 2011

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

After several weeks on the road, the Wildcats will finally get a chance to play in front of the home fans. This weekend's Wildcat Invitational will give Northwestern one more opportunity to make a statement before the Big Te...

Men’s Tennis: NU hopes workmanlike demeanor translates into success

Dan Ryan

February 23, 2011

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Practices at Combe Tennis Center are quiet affairs. There is little shouting. Or yelling. Or even talking of any kind. Just the rapid shuffle of feet on the hardcourt and the crisp, repetitive sound of racquet striking ball. As Northwest...

Men’s Tennis: Super sophomore leads NU in singles, doubles

Jonah Rosenblum

May 3, 2010

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Andrew McCarthy couldn't summarize up Josh Graves' importance to Northwestern in one interview. After a phone call, the junior felt obliged to follow up with a text message."I'm not sure if what I said about Josh on the phone...

Men’s Tennis: Wildcats nip Nittany Lions, fall to Buckeyes in quarterfinals

Jonah L. Rosenblum

May 2, 2010

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Northwestern rolled into the second round of the 2007 Big Ten Tournament after a 4-1 victory over Michigan State. In that round NU hit a brick wall, as No. 3 Ohio State shut it out 4-0. Three seasons later, the Wildcats suffered ...

Men’s Tennis: A new day dawning at Northwestern for assistant coach Drake

Sarah Kuta

May 2, 2010

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

In college, Northwestern men's tennis assistant coach Chris Drake's alter ego was San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan. For good reason.As a captain at Brown during his junior season, Drake led his team to its first Ivy...

Men’s Tennis: Chris Jackman’s second career win propels Northwestern to Big Ten’s second round

Jonah L. Rosenblum

April 28, 2010

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Chris Jackman was playing for his first collegiate win against Penn State's Taylor Cohen five days ago. He got it.The stakes were higher on Thursday: Jackman played with Northwestern's season on the line. He moved the Wildcats ...

Q&A: Catching up with freshman phenom Sidarth Balaji

Sarah Kuta

April 27, 2010

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

In his first year in Evanston, freshman Sidarth Balaji has solidifed his spot at No. 2 singles. Balaji went 2-0 last weekend against his opponents from Penn State and Ohio State. The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder from Fairfax, Va., w...

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern champing at bit for second shot at Penn State

Sarah Kuta and Sarah Kuta

April 27, 2010

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

The Wildcats are on the prowl-for revenge.After Northwestern's devastatingly close 4-3 loss to Penn State last weekend, the Cats (9-14, 1-9 Big Ten) will have a second chance at the Nittany Lions (15-10, 3-7) today, as the tw...

Men’s Tennis: Third-Set Magic Falls Short Against Penn State, Cats End Season on Seven-Game Losing S

Jonah L. Rosenblum

April 24, 2010

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

In between the doubles and singles points at Combe Tennis Center on Sunday, coach Arvid Swan took the microphone to briefly thank all those who supported his team this season. His speech progressed smoothly, until he began sp...