Bethany

Thiel sophomore Liz Moir went 2-0 for the Tomcats in Thursday's 5-4 victory over Bethany. The win was Thiel's first conference victory since defeating Waynesburg 6-3 on September 14, 1999.

CHATHAM TABS SLEZAK AS HEAD TENNIS COACH (9/1/12)

After one season as assistant coach, Brett Slezak has been promoted to head tennis coach at Chatham University following the resignation of former coach Allan Quackenbush. Slezak takes over the program effective immediately.

 

WESTMINSTER CLAIMS SIX FIRST-PLACE VOTES TO TOP 2012 PAC WOMEN'S TENNIS PRESEASON COACHES' POLL (8/25/12)
Westminster College earned six first-place votes and finished with 77 total points to secure the top position on the 2012 PAC Women's Tennis Preseason Coaches' Poll. For more great PAC women's tennis information check out our online season preview section.


ITA RECOGNIZES FIVE PROGRAMS, 25 STUDENT-ATHLETES WITH ACADEMIC HONORS (7/23/12)

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has recently announced its 2012 All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes, and five PAC programs were tabbed with ITA All-Academic team honors while 25 student-athletes earned ITA Scholar-Athlete distinction. The women's programs at Grove City College, Waynesburg University and Westminster College were honored while the men's programs at Grove City and Waynesburg were also recognized for their academic achievements.

 

BUXTON TABBED AS NEW GCC HEAD COACH (7/6/12)
Grove City College has hired Jeff Buxton as assistant professor of physical education and head men's and women's tennis coach. He replaces Joe Walters, who retired from Grove City College at the end of the 2011-12 academic year after 40 years of service. Buxton comes to Grove City after spending nine years as the general manager of One on One Fitness Consultants in State College, Pa. The native of Wyoming, Pa., earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology/movement science from Penn State in 2003 and completed his master of science at California (Pa.) in 2010.

 

BENNETT NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN (6/7/12)

Grove City College senior women's tennis player Megan Bennett has earned Capital One/College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Division III Academic All-America Second Team honors. Bennett earned her third career CoSIDA Academic All-America honor. A 2011 Capital One/CoSIDA Third Team College Division Academic All-American, Bennett helped the Wolverines earn their fourth straight trip to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament while primarily playing second singles and first doubles. In the classroom, Bennett graduated with a 3.98 cumulative grade-point average as a finance major.

 

FIVE FROM PAC NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT (5/18/12)
Five PAC student-athletes (three men, two women) have been selected to the 2011-12 Capital One Academic All-District IV Division III At-Large teams, released today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). On the men's side, Grove City junior tennis standout Caleb Fuller (3.93 GPA, economics) and junior swimmer Eric Fairchild (3.73 GPA, mathematics) were both honored along with W&J sophomore wrestler Josh Etzel (3.62 GPA, chemistry). GCC posted both PAC reps on the women's squad: senior tennis player Megan Bennett (3.98 GPA, finance) and junior swimmer Angela Palumbo (3.71 GPA, mathematics). All five All-District awardees now move to the Academic All-America ballot.

 

WALTERS RETIRES FROM GROVE CITY ATHLETICS (5/15/12)
Joe Walters, associate athletic director and head tennis coach at Grove City, will retire at the end of the 2011-12 academic year after 40 years of service to the College and its athletic department. Walters is finishing up his 40th season as GCCís head menís tennis coach and his sixth overall season as head womenís tennis coach. He has served as associate athletic director and compliance coordinator since 1996 and currently holds the rank of professor of physical education. Walters also worked as an assistant football coach from 1972 to 1995 and directed intramurals at Grove City for over 30 years. Walters took over as head menís tennis coach during the 1972-73 academic year and guided the Wolverines to a 358-137 record in 40 seasons. Grove City has won 22 consecutive PAC titles in menís tennis. The conference has honored Walters as its Coach of the Year in each of the last seven seasons.

 

GROVE CITY SPLITS NCAA 1ST ROUND MATCHES (5/11/12)
The Grove City College men's & women's tennis teams each opened play in the 2012 NCAA Division III Tennis Championships on May 11. The GCC men had little problem advancing to the second round following a 5-0 blanking of Penn State-Harrisburg at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. With the win, Grove City advances to a second round matchup against Middlebury Saturday (May 12) at 2 p.m. Meanwhile, in Fredericksburg, Va., the Wolverine women saw their season come to an end following a 5-0 opening round defeat to host Mary Washington.

 

GROVE CITY TO BEGIN NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS (5/8/12)
The Grove City College men's and women's tennis teams will begin postseason play by competing in their respective NCAA Division III Championship Tournaments this week. The NCAA released the pairings for the 43-team men's tournament and the 49-team women's tournament Monday night. The men's team will compete in a five-team regional at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore this weekend. The Wolverines will play Penn State-Harrisburg in the regional quarterfinals Friday. Meanwhile, the Grove City women will compete in a six-team bracket at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. Grove City opens the tournament against Mary Washington Thursday in a regional quarterfinal.

 

W&J TABS FAULK TO LEAD PRESIDENT TEAMS (1/31/12)
Washington & Jefferson has named Chris Faulk as the Presidents' head men's and women's tennis coach.  Faulk, who served as an assistant coach for both teams last year, is a 2010 W&J graduate and a four-year letterwinner for the men's tennis team.  As a senior, Faulk became just the third W&J student-athlete since 1989 to win PAC Player of the Year honors by winning the No. 1 singles flight title.  A Washington, Pa., native, he is also a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified instructor in the Peters Township Tennis Association.

 

BENDEL RETIRES AS SAINT VINCENT COACH (11/21/11)

Saint Vincent women's tennis coach Jim Bendel, who re-started the Bearcat women's tennis program in 2004 following a 13-year hiatus, is retiring as head coach effective Nov. 30. Chris McMahon, who has served as an assistant coach for the program, will take over as Interim Head Coach on December 1.

 

GROVE CITY CAPTURES 25TH CONSECUTIVE LEAGUE TITLE AT THE 2011 PAC CHAMPIONSHIP IN ERIE (10/22/11)
The Grove City Wolverine women's tennis program captured its 25th consecutive conference title at the 2011 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Women's Tennis Championship on Oct. 21-22 at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie, Pa. The Wolverine netters of head coach Joe Walters , who earned 2011 PAC Coach of the Year laurels following the match, captured six of the nine flight titles to finish with 48 points, ahead of Westminster (37) and Saint Vincent (30). GCC senior Stacy Moon earned 2011 PAC Player of the year laurels after capturing the first singles flight title. Complete singles and doubles brackets for all nine flights this weekend are now online. Click the link to view the championship awards ceremony.

 

GROVE CITY ON VERGE OF 25TH CONSECUTIVE LEAGUE TITLE AFTER DAY 1 OF 2011 PAC CHAMPIONSHIP (10/19/11)
The Grove City Wolverine women's tennis program posted a maximum-possible point total and is poised to capture its 25th consecutive conference title after the first day of competition at the 2011 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Women's Tennis Championship, taking place this Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21-22 at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie, Pa. The Wolverine netters of head coach Joe Walters advanced to the championship finals in all nine flights to finish the first day of competition with a maximum 36 points, ahead of Westminster (30) and Saint Vincent (22). Consolation and championship finals begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m. A conference championship preview is now online, as well as the singles and doubles brackets for all nine flights this weekend. Results will be updated online continuously throughout the weekend.

 

PAC TO HOST 2011 CHAMPIONSHIP IN ERIE (10/19/11)
The Grove City Wolverine women's tennis program is in pursuit of its 25th consecutive conference title when the 2011 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Women's Tennis Championship takes place this Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21-22 at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie, Pa. Play begins each day at 8:30 a.m., and admission is free to the general public. The perennial power Wolverine netters of head coach Joe Walters will face stiffer competition this year than most others, including from Westminster, which went a perfect 15-0 this fall while handing Grove City its first PAC loss since 1986; and Saint Vincent, which was 15-3 this fall and is led by 2010 PAC Player of the year Alexis Cup. A conference championship preview is now online, as well as the singles and doubles brackets for all nine flights this weekend. Results will be updated online continuously throughout the weekend.

 

2011 PAC FALL SPORTS PREVIEWS: W. TENNIS (8/26/11)
Today, we look at PAC women's tennis. Perennial league power Grove City will rely upon a deep and talented senior class this season as the Wolverines pursue their 25th straight PAC title. However, GCC will face quality competition from several conference foes including Westminster, who is coming off the three best seasons in team history and finished second in 2010 for a fifth consecutive season. Other challengers include Saint Vincent, who has seven players slated to return, including 2010 PAC MVP Alexis Cup; Chatham, who finished fourth last year and will be under the guidance of a new coaching staff; and Thomas More, who returns five players from last year's squad that finished fifth. Also Geneva, after being approved for NCAA Division III active membership this summer, will be looking to build off three consecutive winning seasons. The complete 2011 PAC Women's Tennis Preview is now online, along with the 2011 composite women's tennis schedule.

 

FOSTER HIRED AS W&J HEAD TENNIS COACH (8/7/11)
Chris Foster has been hired as the new head menís and womenís tennis coach at Washington & Jefferson.  Since 2004, he has been a tennis professional and instructor with the Upper St. Clair (Pa.) Tennis Development Program.  Foster earned varsity letters at three different NCAA menís tennis programs, including his final two years at Marist College where he was a national tournament participant.  A 2007 graduate of Upper St. Clair High School, he was the PIAA Doubles Champion during his senior year. 

 

GCC'S BENNETT NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN (6/14/11)
Grove City College junior women's tennis standout Megan Bennett recently earned Capital One Academic All-America College Division At-Large Third Team recognition from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Bennett helped Grove City advance to the NCAA Championship Tournament for the third straight season in 2010 by leading Grove City (13-4 overall) with 13 singles wins. She won PAC titles at third singles and first doubles last fall, as the Wolverines won the conference title. In the classroom, Bennett owns a 3.98 cumulative grade-point average as a finance major.
 

GROVE CITY TEAMS SET TO OPEN NCAA ACTION (5/10/11)
The PAC champion Grove City men's & women's tennis teams open play in the NCAA Division III Men's & Women's Tennis Championships this week. The Wolverine men face Elizabethtown in a first round match at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va., this Friday, while the GCC women face Albion at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., on Thursday.
 

GROVE CITY WOLVERINES CAPTURE 24TH CONSECUTIVE LEAGUE TITLE AT 2010 PAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (10/23/10)
The Grove City Wolverine netters captured individual titles in seven of nine flights Saturday to earn their 24th consecutive team title at the 2010 PAC Women's Tennis Championshps, held at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie, Pa. GCC, led by 2010 PAC Coach of the Year Joe Walters, earned 50 of a possible 54 points to easily edge Westminster (34) and Saint Vincent (31) in team competition. With the victory, the Wolverines earned the PAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships in the spring of 2011. 2010 PAC Player of the Year honors went to Saint Vincent junior Alexis Cup after she captured the first singles flight championship. Final tournament brackets are online.

 

GCC IN LEAD AT 2010 PAC CHAMPIONSHIP (10/22/10)
Grove City College advanced to the finals in all nine flights Friday, as the Wolverines closed in on their 24th consecutive conference title at the 2010 PAC Women's Tennis Championship, held at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie, Pa.  The Wolverines of head coach Joe Walters finished the first day of competition with a maximum-possible team score of 36 points, comfortably ahead of Westminster (28 points) and Saint Vincent (26). Consolation and championship finals are set to begin Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m.. The complete championship flight brackets are now online and will be updated continuously throughout the tournament.

 

2010 PAC CHAMPIONSHIP OPENS FRIDAY (10/21/10)
Grove City College opens pursuit of its 24th consecutive conference title this Friday-Saturday, October 22-23 at the 2010 PAC Women's Tennis Championship, held at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie, Pa. Play will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. and there is no admission charge. The Wolverines of head coach Joe Walters continued their domination of PAC women's tennis in the regular season, rolling to a 13-2 overall record and perfect 8-0 mark in PAC dual match competition. As a result, GCC players have earned the top seed in eight of the nine singles and doubles flights. Tough competition should come from Westminster, the PAC runner-up each of the past four seasons, as well as Saint Vincent (competing in its first PAC championship) and Chatham. The complete championship flight brackets are now online and will be updated continuously throughout the tournament.

 

PETTY NAMED PAC SAAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE (10/20/10)
The Presidentsí Athletic Conference (PAC) has announced that women's tennis standout Barb Petty of Chatham has been named one of two Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Female Scholar-Athletes of the Month for October 2010.

 

OCTOBER 17 WOMEN'S TENNIS RELEASE ONLINE (10/18/10)
The PAC weekly press release covering matches through October 10, including the conference Player of the Week, is now online. Updated PAC tennis results/statistics are also now available.

 

2010 PAC PREVIEW: GROVE CITY ROLLS ON (8/30/10)
For 23 years, the Grove City Wolverines have been the standard of excellence in PAC women's tennis, as GCC has captured every conference championship since the 1987 season. The Wolverines show no sign of slowing down, as the 2009 squad became the first team in PAC history to capture an NCAA playoff victory. Westminster, the league runner-up the past four years, is coming off a school-record 15-2 season and will lead the challengers for the PAC crown, which also will include Saint Vincent (first year of active D-III membership) and Thiel (restarting the program after a three-year hiatus). The 2010 PAC Women's Tennis preview is now online, while the conference composite schedule is also available.
 

PAC TEAMS HONORED BY ITA FOR ACADEMICS (8/24/10)
Three PAC tennis programs - Grove City, Waynesburg and Westminster - have been named All-Academic Teams for both men and women by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for posting team grade-point averages of 3.2 or higher during the 2009-10 academic year. In addition, 29 PAC men's & women's tennis players (15 women, 14 men) were tabbed as ITA Scholar-Athletes for recording a GPA of 3.5 or better during the past academic year.

 

HAYS NAMED WOMEN'S TENNIS COACH AT W&J (7/7/10)
Washington & Jefferson has hired 2009 W&J graduate and former President athletic standout Emily Hays as its new head women's tennis coach and assistant women's basketball coach. Hays was the 2009 PAC Player of the Year in women's basketball and ranks 10th in W&J history with 1,147 career points.

 

MEYER NAMED HEAD COACH AT THOMAS MORE (6/23/10)
Ryan Meyer
has been named the new head women's tennis coach at Thomas More. Meyer comes to Thomas More from the University of Cincinnati where he was a volunteer assistant coach for the Bearcats' women's tennis team for the past year.  Before Cincinnati he was an assistant men's and women's tennis coach at his alma mater, Franklin College, from 2007-2009. Meyer is in his fourth year as a staff professional and director of stringing at Five Seasons Sports Club.

 

GROVE CITY GOES 1-1 AT NCAA REGIONAL (5/14/10)
The PAC champion Grove City women's tennis team finished 1-1 at the 2010 NCAA Division III Regional Tournament hosted by the University of Chicago in Chicago, Ill. The Wolverine netters made history on Thursday, as they became the first women's tennis team in PAC history to earn an NCAA Tournament win with a 5-1 victory over Webster University. GCC was then eliminated on Friday following a 5-0 defeat to the host school.

 

DUNFORD REPLACES GANNON AS THIEL COACH (4/13/10)
Thiel has announced the hiring of Tim Dunford as the new head coach of the recently revived Tomcat men's & women's tennis teams. He replaced Andrew Gannon, who was hired to lead the programs two months ago but was recently forced to resign due to health concerns. Dunford comes to Thiel after serving as head tennis professional at Dominion Valley Country Club in Haymarket, Va. since February of 2009.  Concurrently, he also worked as an assistant tennis pro at Burke Racquet & Swim Club in Burke, Va. Prior to his most recent stint as a pro, Dunford spent two years as an assistant men's and women's tennis coach at Mount Olive College, where the men's team rose as high as 30th in the 2007-08 national rankings.

 

GANNON HIRED TO LEAD NEW THIEL PROGRAMS (2/18/10)
Thiel College has hired Andrew Gannon to lead the recently revived Tomcat varsity men's and women's tennis programs. Gannon comes to Thiel from his alma mater, Austin (Tex.) College, where he served as head tennis coach for six years. Thiel recently re-instated both sports, which had been dropped by the school back in 2006.

 

THIEL TO SPONSOR WOMEN'S TENNIS PROGRAM (12/18/09)
Thiel College will add four new athletics programs to its offerings for the 2010-11 school term. Thielís new sports will include menís and womenís tennis and menís and womenís lacrosse. All four programs will compete at the NCAA Division III level and bring the Tomcatsí total number of athletic teams to 24.

 

FALL SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDEES RELEASED (12/10/09)
The Presidentsí Athletic Conference (PAC) has announced the PAC Team Sportsmanship Award winners for Fall 2009 sports. The PAC Team Sportsmanship Award was started in the 2008-09 sports season, and is an effort to recognize and encourage positive sportsmanship among conference teams. The award is sponsored by the PAC Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and is presented to one team in each of the 19 PAC-sponsored varsity sports.

 

GROVE CITY ROLLS TO 23RD CONSECUTIVE TEAM TITLE
AT 2009 PAC TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP IN ERIE (10/24/09)
Grove City College captured individual titles in eight of nine flights and captured its 23rd consecutive league title at the 2009 PAC Women's Tennis Championships, which took place on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 23-24 at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie, Pa. The Wolverines of head coach Joe Walters finished with 52 points to easily outdistance second-place Westminster (38), followed by Chatham (20), Waynesburg (13), Thomas More (12) and a sixth-place tie between Bethany and W&J with no score. PAC Player of the Year laurels went to GCC junior Natalie Walten, while Coach of the Year honors went to Chatham mentor Aaron Wilf. The Wolverines receive an automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships for the first time in PAC history. The final complete tournament bracket is now online.


Women's Tennis Preview
Women's Tennis Schedule
Women's Tennis Release
Women's Tennis Statistics

2011 Women's Tennis Championship
 
2012 STANDINGS (as of September 18)

School

PAC

 

Overall

Westminster 4-0   7-0
Grove City 3-0   3-1
Saint Vincent 2-0   4-0
Washington & Jefferson 2-1   2-2
Geneva 2-2   4-3
Thomas More 2-3   2-4
Waynesburg 1-2   2-3
Thiel 1-3   2-6
Chatham 0-2   0-3
Bethany 0-4   2-5
 

UPCOMING SCHEDULES
Wednesday, September 19

Grove City at Waynesburg*, 3:30 p.m.

Wash. & Jeff. at Thiel*, 4 p.m.

Miami-Middletown at Thomas More, ppd.

RECENT SCORES & RESULTS

Tuesday, September 18

Franciscan at Waynesburg, ppd.

Grove City at Allegheny, ppd.

 

Monday, September 17

Westminster 9, Thiel 0*
Wash. & Jeff. 5, Geneva 4*
Bethany 5, Muskingum 4

 

Sunday, September 16

Bethany 5, La Roche 4

Westminster 9, Pitt-Greensburg 0

 

Saturday, September 15

Grove City 8, Thomas More 1*

Geneva 8, Marietta 1

Westminster 9, Waynesburg 0*

Wash. & Jeff. 9, Chatham 0*

Thomas More 5, Thiel 4*

Friday, September 14

Capital 7, Thomas More 2

Grove City 7, Geneva 2*

September 17

Caroline McGuire, Soph., Grove City

 

September 10

Alex Bailey, Sr., Westminster

September 3

Amanda Gans, Jr., Saint Vincent