Senior Parrish Simmons returns the tennis ball to his opponent's side of the court in a Ball State vs. Eastern Illinois match, Jan. 20. The matchups began with doubles and ended with singles. Nathan Abbott, DN

Ball State Men’s Tennis opens campaign with sweep of Eastern Illinois

“I felt that we were prepared and ready to go,” said Ball State Men’s Tennis head coach Bill Richards after the Ball State Men’s tennis team dominated its home match versus the Eastern Illinois Panthers on Friday to open the 2023 spring season. After a couple of weeks off around Christmas, the Cardinals had packed a lot into the past couple of weeks to prepare for their first match, and being ready to compete was a huge emphasis in practice.

Junior Amy Kaplan prepares for the ball to be served in a MAC Championship doubles match against Toledo May 1 at Cardinal Creek Tennis Courts. Amber Pietz, DN

Women's Tennis exits NCAA Tournament in opening round

Ball State Women's Tennis (19-4, 8-2 MAC) traveled to Austin, Texas for the first-round NCAA Tournament against the University of Texas (21-4, 8-1 BIG12) May 6 as the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Tournament Champions. The Longhorns swept the Cardinals in the doubles and singles matches to end Ball State's postseason run. 

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