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IUS Women’s Tennis preps for spring 2020 season

Junior Lauren Winchell prepares to receive a serve during a double header against Kentucky Wesleyan and Brescia on Friday, March 22, 2019. Photo by IUS Athletics, used with permission.

Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor

February 10, 2020

The IUS Women’s Tennis team had a solid showing in 2019, going 10-11 overall and finishing with a 6-1 record in River States Conference play—good for the second seed in the RSC Tournament. In the semifinals, the Grenadiers went down to the wire against IU East, but ultimately fell to the Red Wolv...

IUS Tennis preps for spring 2020 season

Brock Winchell prepares to serve during a match against Asbury University on April 11, 2019.

Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor

February 10, 2020

The IUS Men’s Tennis team had another strong run in 2019. Despite finishing with an overall record of 11-11, they posted a 4-1 record in River States Conference play, giving them the second seed in the RSC Tournament. They reached the championship match, facing regular-season and eventual tournament...

Epkey’s squads load for RSC Tournament

Daulton Fensler hustles to answer a serve sent down the line. Fensler hopes to travel far with the men’s squad this postseason.

Brandon Miniard, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2019

Starting in the fall of 2018, the IU Southeast men’s and women’s tennis squads embarked on a 2018-19 campaign that started slowly. Rain-outs and matches against several schools ranked in both NAIA and NCAA put both squads under .500 early on. Once the spring portion of the season rolled around,...

Competition breeds Success

Photo by Dustin Kiefer.

Samuel Murphy, Sports Director

August 21, 2018

Joe Epkey is entering his sixth season at the helm of the Grenadier men’s and women’s tennis teams, but the sport has been a part of his life from the very beginning. With his father as a coach, and sandwiched between two brothers — one a year older and one a year younger — who also loved...

IUS women’s tennis team tops Kentucky Wesleyan

Tyler Clerkin, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2016

The IUS women's tennis team faced off against Kentucky Wesleyan College on Tuesday Oct. 4.  The Grenadiers were able to take the match 9-0 as they were able to pick up a win at every spot. This would be the first time the two teams meet in the 2016 season, but the two have faced off before on April...

IUS men’s and women’s tennis teams take care of business vs. Berea

Tyler Clerkin, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2016

The IUS Men’s and Women’s tennis teams faced off against Berea College on Sunday September 25. Each team went on to win their matches 9-0 making them 1-0 this season. Each player for both IU Southeast came out of the match with a win for their team. Senior Jonathan James was able to pull of a...

The Mental Fatigue Factor

Enrique Bryan, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2016

Pitcher Chris Kemp said sometimes athletes can be their own biggest obstacles. He said it’s easy for them to overthink when on the field. “It’s easy in baseball to go get inside your own head,” said Kemp, a senior who also plays first base. “You throw a few balls and think, ‘Oh man, what am I...

Women’s tennis dominates in doubleheader

Sophomore Dana Frank giving high fives to her teammates before game two of their double header against Brescia University on Saturday, Sept. 26. The Grenadiers won game one against IU East 9-0 and beat Brescia in game two 9-0.

Enrique Bryan, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2015

The IUS women's tennis team faced two conference opponents in a doubleheader on Saturday, Sept. 26. The Grenadiers dominated both matches against IU East and Brescia University shutting out both teams. After just having been in a regional tournament two days prior to their doubleheader on Saturday,...

Grenadiers suffer first loss of season

Freshman Mitch Staley after hitting the ball in his match Saturday, Sept. 12 against Indiana Wesleyan. The Grenadiers lost the match 7-2.

Enrique Bryan, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2015

The IUS men's tennis team were defeated by Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday, Sept. 13 by a score of 7-2. The Grenadiers are now 1-1 for the season following the loss to the Wildcats. In doubles senior Nick Roby and junior Jacob Rankin won the only doubles match against the Wildcats in No. 1 doubles ...

IUS Men’s Tennis Preview

Junior Chris Braun prepares to serve the ball during practice. The Grenadier's season opener is Saturday, Sept. 5 at Oakland City University.

Enrique Bryan, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2015

The IUS men's tennis team prepares for a tough schedule this year with the season about to begin. However, the Grenadiers are highly motivated and all share a common goal: winning the KIAC championship and going to nationals. "Same goal pretty much every year is to win the conference regular season...