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In the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament, Ball State men’s tennis (14-11, 3-5 MAC) was unable to pick up a win against the No. 1 seed Western Michigan Broncos. The Cardinals lost 4-0.
Ball State women's tennis knew what it had to do this weekend against Akron, and did it. The team secured a bid to the Mid-American Conference Tournament.
Ball State men's tennis has a crucial weekend of play ahead of it. Entering Saturday's contest, the Cardinals (13-9, 2-3 MAC) sit in fourth place in the Mid-American Conference standings.
After leaving the blue hallways of Greensburg High School in 2014, Collin Rigney knew he wanted to be a teacher.
Ball State men’s tennis (13-9) traveled to South Bend to face No. 28 Notre Dame Sunday. The Cardinals failed to win a match as the Fighting Irish won 7-0. Ball State struggled against Notre Dame's high level of play indoors.
In the final home match of the season, Ball State women’s tennis captured its second Mid-American Conference victory over Northern Illinois, 6-1. After an 0-4 start to conference play, the Cardinals swept the weekend to give improve to 2-4, giving them a shot when it comes to making the MAC Tournament at season’s end.
On the road again for its last non-conference match, Ball State men’s tennis (13-8) will square off against No. 28 Notre Dame. Since the victory over IUPUI, freshman Bryce Bonin said he has focused on his forehand, conditioning and resting for this match.
Ball State women’s tennis defeated Western Michigan Friday by a score of 4-3. The tightly contested match came down to the wire, where junior Isabelle Dohanics came out on top to secure Ball State's first Mid-American Conference victory on the season.
Ball State men’s tennis (12-8) has played 18 matches this season, and only two have been outside. That was not the case at this time a season ago. Junior Nemanja Guzina said he remembers being outside on Easter last year.
Despite a victory earlier this weekend for Ball State women’s tennis, the Cardinals were unable to make it two-for two as they fell Sunday to the Toledo Rockets, 5-2. The tone was set early for the match, with Toledo capturing the early advantage in a hard-fought doubles point that was at the expense of junior Audrey Berger and sophomore Rebecca Herrington, 7-5. Despite the dropping a close game, coach Max Norris didn’t feel that any negative feelings carried over to the rest of the day.
No miracle. No major upset. Ball State men’s tennis (12-8, 2-3 MAC) traveled to Kalamazoo, Michigan, and couldn’t upset the Mid-American Conference preseason favorite Western Michigan Broncos. The Cardinals lost the match, 0-7. Head coach Bill Richards said the Cardinals played okay.
Ball State women’s tennis managed to get back into the win column, taking down the Northern Iowa Panthers, 7-0, at home. One of the common things this season for the Cardinals has been doing well in doubles play, and coach Max Norris saw them carry over that play into singles today.
In the previous Mid-American Conference matches, Ball State men’s tennis (12-7, 2-2 MAC) won the doubles point. The Cardinals know their upcoming match will be tough, and the doubles point is crucial again.
Arguably one of the biggest gauges of success in sports, especially at the college level, is the development of the players.
Whether it’s 4,000 miles or 400 miles, three Ball State men’s tennis players didn’t hesitate to come play for the program.
Ball State men’s tennis (12-6) has faced three opponents from Indiana this season. Heading into today's match against in-state foe Butler, junior Conner Andersen said these matches against Indiana colleges are “more competitive.”
Being a team that has won most of its games by one point, Ball State men’s tennis (12-6, 2-2 MAC) lost to Northern Illinois, 4-3. However, head coach Bill Richards said he thought the Cardinals played well.
Ball State tennis enters its fourth Mid-American Conference match against Northern Illinois, a team it has seen once already this season. However, Ball State head coach Bill Richards said every conference match is important.
The Mid-American Conference has never tested Ball State women's tennis (7-7, 0-2 MAC) in the way it has so far this season.