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Women’s tennis drops match to Houston

Keegan McCain sends the ball over the net in a rally. The tennis team will be be competing on their home court on March 8.

Kennedy Caskey, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

women’s tennis team competed against the University of Houston (UH) Cougars at the Winston Tennis Facility in Houston, Texas. The Roadrunners finished 0-4. Leading the first match of the tournament, doubles duo Jasmin Starr and Keegan McCain fell short 3-6 against UH’s Phonexay Chitdara and Sophie Ge...

Men’s tennis picks up two wins

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Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

During the week of Feb. 24, the UTSA Roadrunner men’s tennis team faced the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders, Laredo Community College Palominos and the Texas Tech Red Raiders, the 18th nationally ranked team. In the first match of the week against the Islanders, Juri Reckow improved to 7-0...

Women’s tennis picks up third win of the season

Kylee Kato sends a ball back to her opponent. The ‘Runners were able to pick up their third win of their spring season in a home contest against the Vaqueros.

Kennedy Caskey, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 15th, the UTSA women’s tennis team hosted the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros at the UTSA Tennis Center. The Roadrunners finished with a 7-0 record, sweeping UTRGV. The ‘Runners were represented by freshmen Laura Munoz-Baroja and Keegan McCain, sophomores Catalina Cabrique, Jasmin...

Men’s tennis gets first win, women lose at Arlington

Alan Sanson returns a serve during a match. The Roadrunners won their matches against the University of
Texas at Arlington and the university of Lousisiana at Lafayette.

Kennedy Caskey, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

This past weekend, the men’s and women’s tennis teams competed against Louisiana and UT Arlington. Men’s tennis earned their first win of the season, 5-2, with an impressive 6-3 doubles win from freshmen pair Joao Alcantra and Sebastian Rodriguez and a 7-5 victory from Kai Breitbach and Javier G...

Men’s tennis drops first match of spring season

Alan Sanson prepares to return a serve. The men’s tennis team split their first match of the spring season in California.

Kennedy Caskey, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

The UTSA men’s tennis team suffered its first loss of the season (2-5) against the University of California, Davis at the Marya Welch Tennis Center in Yolo, California, this past Saturday. In their first game of the spring season, doubles pair Juri Reckow and Sebastian Rodriguez started the day stron...

Women’s tennis aces tournament

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Kennedy Caskey

October 9, 2019

UTSA women’s tennis continued their 2019 fall season with the H-E-B Invitational hosted by Baylor in Waco, Texas this past weekend. Representatives from 12 schools competed in a three-day singles and doubles tournament that lasted from Friday, Oct. 4, to Sunday, Oct. 6. UTSA saw various opponents...

Tennis dominates singles and doubles

Alan Sanson volleys the ball over the net.

Nisa Rodriguez

January 30, 2019

The UTSA men’s tennis team had a very successful win last week, opening their spring season with a great start. The ‘Runners played against Prairie View A&M (PVAMU) on Friday, Jan. 25, and won both consecutive matches with a score of 5-1, 6-0. Both the singles and the doubles teams dominated the...

Athlete of the week: Sonia Madroñal

Madroñal follows through on her backhand. Photo courtesy of Jeff Huehn/UTSA athletics

Brice McPhail

October 18, 2017

UTSA student, Sonia Madroñal, has developed into an impressive athlete on the tennis court. After a solid 2016 campaign, in which she only lost eight of twenty-one doubles matches, she is looking to improve on her game with every swing of her racket. Madroñal began playing tennis at the age of five, and becaus...

Tennis legend Serena Williams announces pregnancy

Natalia Brookens

April 26, 2017

Serena Williams is the highest paid female athlete in the world, and her greatness is amongst the levels of names such as LeBron James or Jerry Rice. Back in Dec. 2016 , she announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, on none other than Reddit. This announcement sent social med...

Interview with UTSA Tennis’ Takeru Watanabe

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Robert Avila

April 26, 2016

Takeru “TK” Watanabe is 20-year-old first-year freshman majoring in international business from Kawasaki, Japan. In this interview, Watanabe talks about his adjustment to the U.S., teammates, and love of ramen. RA How did you get into tennis? TK: I started when I was seven. My parents play...

UTSA wins first match

Photos by Brady Phelps

Robert Avila

March 22, 2016

  After starting the season with an 0-3 record, the UTSA men’s tennis team won its first match Friday at home against Louisiana-Lafayette (ULL) in a hard-fought 4-2 victory. UTSA pulled ahead early, winning all three of the men’s doubles matches to clinch the doubles point. Senior Diogo Casa then led the team in singles with a...

Kader serves opinion on men’s tennis season

June 12, 2015

Photo courtesy of UTSA Athletics The 2014-15 UTSA men’s tennis team enjoyed its best season to date under Head Coach Jeff Kader. The former William & Mary standout coached the team to a strong campaign, which included winning the Conference USA (C-USA) tournament and competing in ...