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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: Swan praises Sanborn on Senior Day, Northwestern loses pair

Jonah L. Rosenblum

April 24, 2010

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Between the doubles and singles points at Combe Tennis Center on Sunday, coach Arvid Swan took the microphone and briefly thanked those who supported his squad this season. His speech progressed smoothly-until he started speaking ab...

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...

Men’s Tennis: Wolf, Cats learning to unleash beast mode

Sarah Kuta and Sarah Kuta

April 21, 2010

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Spencer Wolf is no football player.At 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, he doesn't have the build of Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch. Instead of a pigskin, Wolf holds a racket. He does most of his running between the net and t...

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern loses pair to Minnesota, Iowa; still looking for second Big Ten victory

Sarah Kuta

April 18, 2010

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Northwestern will have to wait another week in its quest for a second conference victory.During their final two road matches of the season, the 53rd-ranked Wildcats (9-12, 1-7 Big Ten) suffered losses to No. 37 Minnesota (11-9, 4-...

Men’s Tennis: The Sanborn Identity

Sarah Kuta

April 12, 2010

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Ask anyone who frequents Northwestern tennis matches where to find Alex Sanborn and they will undoubtedly point you in the direction of the boisterous "¡Vamos, Alex!" cheers.As he finishes his senior season, Sanborn's days hear...

Men’s Tennis: Cats buckle down for Big Ten battles with Badgers, Boilermakers

Jonah Rosenblum

April 7, 2010

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Watching Tobias Reitz's match against Will Davis of Michigan State, one would never know the sophomore went a full month without playing a singles match. Reitz showed no signs of rust in his return to singles, beating Will Da...

Men’s Tennis: Mixed weekend in Michigan; Cats top Spartans, fall to Wolverines

Sarah Kuta

April 4, 2010

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

At a time when most Big Ten teams are finding their place in the conference rankings, Northwestern is still searching. While the 48th-ranked Wildcats grabbed a dominating 6-1 victory at Michigan State, they were unable to carry th...

Men’s Tennis: McCarthy, Cats travel to Wolverine State looking for first conference win

Sarah Kuta

March 31, 2010

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Andrew McCarthy had no qualms about being the last man standing Sunday. Northwestern had already lost five singles matches and the doubles point to Indiana-the Hoosiers had seemingly swept the match.For McCarthy, it wasn't ov...

Men’s Tennis: While You Were Gone-Cats can’t carry over California momentum

Jonah L. Rosenblum

March 29, 2010

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Down five games to three in the first set against Lachlan Ferguson of Indiana, Josh Graves finally came alive. The sophomore lefty won his serve and then came away with three consecutive points, the last of which prompted him to...

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern striving to stop recent road struggles against Princeton

Jonah L. Rosenblum and Jonah L. Rosenblum

February 24, 2010

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Mark Schanerman has had an impressive start to his collegiate tennis career at Northwestern. The freshman broke three match points in a comeback that gave NU an upset win over No. 18 Alabama. After the Wildcats lost three st...

Spring Sports Guide: Men’s Tennis-Freshmen fired up to fill in

Sarah Kuta

February 22, 2010

Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Arvid Swan is used to relying on underclassmen.Last year then-freshmen Josh Graves, Eric Spector and Tobias Reitz helped the Wildcats earn their first NCAA tournament bid since 2005.This year with four more newcomers, No. 38 Northwest...