Men's Tennis News Archives
October 16, 2015
King closes fall with victory over Milligan
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team earned their first win of the season in their fall finale when they hosted Milligan College. The Tornado swept all three of the doubles matches and kept that momentum rolling to take the match 9-0.
October 15, 2015
Tornado fall at Bluefield State
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – The King University men’s tennis team took to the road to take on Bluefield State College on Thursday afternoon. The Blues won the three doubles matches before King took the top two flights in singles play, but it wasn’t enough as Bluefield State took the dual 7-2.
October 7, 2015
Tornado drop season-opening dual at Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team started their dual season on Wednesday at Tusculum College. The Tornado took one doubles point and one singles point, but the Pioneers took the match 7-2.
October 2, 2015
Rain alters King tennis schedules
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain sweeping through the southeast, this weekend’s ITA Southeast Regional Tournament has been postponed until next weekend in Sumter, S.C. With those changes, the Tornado have also moved their dual matches that were scheduled for next weekend.
September 13, 2015
Gomes, Logue, Poswiat highlight King at Palmetto Tennis Center Open
SUMTER, S.C. – To start the season, the King University men’s tennis team played in the Palmetto Tennis Center Invitational, an open tournament among the Conference Carolinas schools. The Tornado turned in a solid weekend as Pedro Gomes and Kyle Logue won the men’s B doubles draw.
September 8, 2015
Tornado ready to open 2015-16 season
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off their fourth straight Conference Carolinas Tournament appearance, the King University men’s tennis team has aspirations of advancing in the Conference Carolinas Tournament in 2015-16. Head coach Mariia Ilina has a solid core returning that will be complimented by a stellar group of newcomers to help the Tornado reach their goals.
May 20, 2015
Four King teams take Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship Awards
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the completion of the spring schedule, Conference Carolinas announced their spring season Messick Sportsmanship Awards, and four King University programs were honored. Men’s volleyball, men’s tennis as well as baseball and softball both earned the sportsmanship awards in their respective sport to bringing the total number of King teams to earn this award for the 2014-15 season to eight.
April 24, 2015
King falls to Barton in CC quarterfinals despite No. 1 doubles win
SUMTER, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team dueled against Barton College to open the Conference Carolinas tournament. The duo of Luis Delgado and Moritz Poswiat gave the Tornado an early 1-0 lead at No. 1 doubles but it would not be enough as King fell to the Bulldogs 5-1.
April 22, 2015
Poswiat earns All-Conference Carolinas accolades
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team qualified for the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the second straight year, one of their players was honored on Thursday night’s banquet. Moritz Poswiat earned third team All-Conference Carolinas recognition.
April 21, 2015
Poswiat selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final week of the regular season, King University men’s tennis player Moritz Poswiat earned some individual hardware. On Tuesday the sophomore was named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week following his undefeated performance.
April 17, 2015
Tornado down Lees-McRae 6-3
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team looked to finish out the regular season on a winning note when Lees-McRae College came to town. The Tornado was dominant in singles play winning all but one match en route to a 6-3 victory over the Bobcats.
April 13, 2015
Tennis against Carson-Newman, canceled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With weather scheduled to move in on Tuesday, the King University men’s and women’s tennis match against Carson-Newman University has been canceled. The matches will not be rescheduled.
April 11, 2015
Tornado drop close matches, fall to Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team traveled to take on Limestone College on Saturday afternoon. The Saints set the tone in doubles en route to the 9-0 win.
April 8, 2015
King tennis matches at Tusculum are canceled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The men’s and women’s tennis dual match that was scheduled for Sunday at Tusculum College has been canceled and won’t be rescheduled.
March 31, 2015
Tornado top Belmont Abbey in tight match
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team got back into the win column by taking their second straight Conference Carolinas victory Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado gained the advantage by taking two of the doubles matches, can capped the 6-3 win over Belmont Abbey College with four wins in singles play.
March 29, 2015
King falls at #21 North Georgia
DAHLONGEGA, Ga. – Playing their first match in more than a week, the King University men’s tennis team had their hands full with 21st-ranked University of North Georgia. The Nighthawks grabbed the lead in doubles play, and continued their stellar play in singles to take the 8-1 victory.
March 24, 2015
Match against Lincoln Memorial postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The tennis matches that were scheduled against Lincoln Memorial University on Wednesday have been postponed. A makeup date has not been announced at this time.
March 21, 2015
Tornado take win over Southern Wesleyan
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team finally was able to play outside on campus this spring, and they didn’t disappoint, taking a Conference Carolinas victory from Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado grabbed the lead in doubles, and clinched the match with four singles wins for the 6-3 victory.
March 20, 2015
Singles play leads North Greenville past King
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team returned to action when they faced North Greenville University on Friday. The Tornado got off to a hot start in doubles, but the Crusaders came back in singles play to take the match 6-3.
March 7, 2015
Poswiat wins but King falls to Barton
WILSON, N.C. – The King University men's tennis team continued Conference Carolinas play on the road Saturday at Barton College. The Bulldogs started the match with three wins at doubles before taking all six singles matches for the 9-0 victory.
March 6, 2015
King falls at Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team continued Conference Carolinas play on the road on Friday at the University of Mount Olive. The Trojans started the match with three wins at doubles before taking all six singles matches for the 9-0 victory.
February 28, 2015
King defeats Erskine 6-3 behind 3 singles wins
DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team returned to the court for the second time in less than 24 hours against Erskine College. The Tornado was victorious over the Flying Fleet winning three singles matches and two doubles.
February 27, 2015
Tornado return to the court, fall to Pfeiffer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team finally returned to the court on Friday at the Country Club of Bristol when they hosted Pfeiffer University. However, the Tornado dropped the Conference Carolinas tilt to the Falcons by the score of 7-2.
February 18, 2015
King weekend tennis matches postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to the winter weather that moved through the southeast this week, the King University tennis matches against Pfeiffer University and Belmont Abbey College have been postponed. The Tornado will face Pfeiffer on Friday, February 27, and Belmont Abbey Saturday, April 4.
February 8, 2015
UNC Asheville defeats King 7-0
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team took their first Conference Carolinas win yesterday, and on Sunday the Tornado face NCAA Division I foe UNC Asheville. King played a couple close matches, but the Bulldogs ultimately prevailed for the 7-0 victory.
February 7, 2015
King tops Emmanuel 5-4 to open conference play
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The early spring matches King University men’s tennis team played against division I opponents paid off as the Tornado opened Conference Carolinas play with a win on Saturday. The Tornado opened up with a 5-4 win at Emmanuel College.
January 30, 2015
Tornado fall to Division I foe Liberty
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The King University men’s tennis team continued their early fall schedule with another dual against another NCAA Division I opponent. The Tornado fell at Liberty University 7-0 on Friday afternoon.
January 25, 2015
King falls at Division I for Wofford to start spring
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team opened their spring with a defeat at NCAA Division I opponent Wofford College. The Terriers took the doubles point, before taking the dual match 7-0.
January 22, 2015
Spring-opening dual at Wofford moved to Sunday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University tennis teams were scheduled to open their spring schedule on Saturday at Wofford College, but the teams will have to wait one day to open the spring campaign. Due to bad weather forecasted on Saturday, the teams decided to move the match to Sunday with hopes of better weather. The men’s and women’s duals will start at 1:00 p.m. in Spartanburg, S.C.
November 4, 2014
Ilina chosen to lead King tennis programs
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this fall, Mariia Ilina was named as an assistant coach for the men’s tennis team. Fast forward just a few months, and she was selected to be the head coach of both the men’s and women’s tennis teams going forward.
October 18, 2014
King splits with Tennessee Wesleyan/St. Catharine to close fall schedule
ATHENS, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team capped their fall season with a split against St. Catharine College (Ky.) and Tennessee Wesleyan College. The Tornado started the day with a 6-3 win over St. Catharine before falling to hosts Tennessee Wesleyan 5-4.
October 12, 2014
Tornado drop tight 5-4 decision at Davis & Elkins
ELKINS, W.Va. – On Sunday, the King University men’s tennis team opened their fall dual schedule with a narrow road defeat at Davis & Elkins College. The Tornado were one person short of a full roster as they dropped a tight 5-4 decision to the Senators.
October 2, 2014
Darbar steps down from Tornado tennis programs
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kethan Darbar led the King University men’s and women’s tennis teams through their transition into NCAA Division II membership, and now he will face the same challenge in Georgia. Darbar announced earlier this week that he was resigning to take the head men’s and women’s tennis coach position at Emmanuel College.
September 28, 2014
Tornado compete at USTA/ITA Southeast Regional
SUMTER, S.C. – After having their season opening tournament canceled two weeks ago, selected members of the men’s and women’s tennis teams opened the season with the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional over the weekend. Moritz Poswiat led this group of five players, going 1-1 in the men’s B singles draw.
September 14, 2014
Season opening tournament washed out
SUMTER, S.C. – The King University tennis teams were scheduled to open their season this weekend at the Palmetto Tennis Center Invitational, but the weather had other ideas. After battling rain all weekend, the individual tournament was canceled on Sunday morning.
September 9, 2014
Young Tornado look to improve on 2013-14 finish
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off an impressive year and making the Conference Carolinas tournament for the third consecutive year, the Tornado men’s tennis team capped the year off with their first ever tournament win. Head coach Kethan Darbar and the team looks to begin the 2014-15 season right where they left off in 2013-14.
August 18, 2014
Avila earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s tennis player and 2014 graduate Rodrigo Avila’s list of accolades keeps growing longer. The Conference Carolinas Murphy Osborne Award winner was recently awarded one of 87 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships to continue his education.
July 11, 2014
Tornado tennis teams earn ITA Academic Awards
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams earned the ITA All-Academic award for the third straight season when the organization announced their awards earlier this week. Along with both teams earning the distinction, 10 student-athletes between the two teams earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status.
June 4, 2014
Avila named Capital One Academic All-American
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday, King University men's tennis player Rodrigo Avila earned another award for his mantle. The senior was selected to the Capital One Academic All-American at-large team after finishing his career with a grade point average of 3.99.
May 15, 2014
Avila garners Capital One Academic All-District honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Even after his graduation from King University, men’s tennis player Rodrigo Avila has earned another award to add to his mantle. The senior was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District at-large team after finishing his career with a grade-point average of 3.99.
April 26, 2014
Barton upsets Tornado in conference semis
SUMTER, S.C. – All winning streaks have to come to an end at some point, and the King University men’s tennis team saw their 10-match winning streak end on Saturday afternoon in the Conference Carolinas Tournament Semifinals. The second seeded Tornado fell to sixth seeded Barton College by the narrowest of margins, 5-4 to end their season.
April 25, 2014
King advances in Conference Carolinas Tournament for first time
SUMTER, S.C. – For the first time in school history, the King University men’s tennis team was victorious in the Conference Carolinas Tournament. The second seeded Tornado defeated seventh seed Erskine College 5-0, stretching their winning streak to 10-matches.
April 24, 2014
Avila and Vidal named to all-conference teams
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas released its all-conference teams for the 2013-2014 men’s tennis season at the league’s tennis banquet in Sumter, S.C. on Thursday night, and two King University student-athletes were honored. Rodrigo Avila was named to the conference’s first team, while Pablo Vidal earned third team recognition.
April 23, 2014
Vidal earns Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After posting an undefeated week, King University’s Pablo Vidal was named Conference Carolinas Men’s Tennis Player of the Week. He led the Tornado to a pair of wins, extending their winning streak to nine matches going into the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
April 19, 2014
King caps regular season with ninth straight victory
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team continued their roll of late, dispatching of Southern Wesleyan University in their regular season finale. The Tornado took the 9-0 win over the Warriors for their ninth consecutive victory.
April 16, 2014
Tornado winning streak reaches eight with win at CNU
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team continued their hot play of late as they added a nonconference victory on Wednesday to push their winning streak to eight matches. The Tornado set the tone early en route to their 6-3 win over Carson-Newman University.
April 13, 2014
King stays hot with 6-3 win over Newberry
NEWBERRY, S.C. –The King University men’s tennis team continued their recent assault on opponents as they stretched their winning streak to seven matches on Sunday. The Tornado won their third dual in as many days, topping homestanding Newberry College 6-3.
April 12, 2014
Tornado win sixth straight, defeat Lenoir-Rhyne 5-4
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team won its sixth consecutive match on Saturday afternoon, defeating Lenoir-Rhyne University 5-4 by taking four matches in singles play.
April 11, 2014
Tornado clinch top-three seed with 6-3 win over Barton
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team closed out Conference Carolinas play with a convincing 6-3 win over Barton College on Friday afternoon, cementing at least a No. 3 seed in the upcoming Conference Carolinas Tournament.
April 8, 2014
Tornado tennis players earn academic all-conference
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The tennis season is coming to an end, which means Conference Carolinas has begun handing out postseason awards. On Tuesday, five Tornado student-athletes were name academic all-conference by the league.
April 8, 2014
Dual with Lincoln Memorial canceled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s tennis teams were slated to host Lincoln Memorial University on Wednesday afternoon. However, the matches have been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
April 3, 2014
King-Barton dual postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s tennis teams were scheduled to face Barton College on Friday, but those matches have been postponed. The teams will now square off on April 11 at 1:00 p.m., on the King University campus.
April 1, 2014
King downs nationally-ranked Limestone 5-4
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team won its fourth consecutive match on Tuesday, defeating nationally-ranked Limestone College in conference play to secure its longest winning streak since a 10-match victorious run stretching from October 2011 to March 2012.
March 28, 2014
Avila honored with league's top award, Murphy Osborne Award
HIGH POINT, N.C. – Conference Carolinas is proud to recognize Rodrigo Avila of King University as the 2013-14 Murphy Osborne Award recipient. Avila has been selected as Conference Carolinas’ most outstanding student-athlete from a field of ten nominees representing Conference Carolinas institutions. Avila, a senior tennis player, is deemed to have the most outstanding accomplishments of the year based on academic, athletic, leadership, service and involvement within the community.
March 28, 2014
Tennis schedules adjusted due to rain
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain in the forecast, the King University men's and women's tennis duals this weekend have been postponed. The women's tennis match that was scheduled for Friday has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 15 at 3:30 p.m. Both the men's and women's duals against Limestone College on Saturday have been postponed and rescheduled for Tuesday, April 1 at 12:00 p.m.
March 19, 2014
Tornado defeat Pfeiffer, move back to .500
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Following their win on Tuesday, the King University men’s tennis team looked to carry that momentum on the road as they took on Pfeiffer University on Wednesday. The Tornado started the match with a pair of doubles wins en route to the 5-2 in a dual that was shortened due to weather.
March 18, 2014
King sweeps Lees-McRae
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their first match in 10 days, the King University men’s tennis team showed no signs of rust from their layoff. The Tornado hosted Lees-McRae College in a Conference Carolinas dual match that the Tornado swept 9-0.
March 10, 2014
Tornado pick up three conference weekly awards
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University took home three Conference Carolinas weekly awards last week when the league announced their winners on Monday. Softball’s Chrissy Melcher and Mariana Hosomi and Rodrigo Avila of the Tornado tennis teams were named Conference Carolinas Players of the Week for the week ending Monday, March 3.
March 8, 2014
King sweeps singles en route to win over Erskine
DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team rebounded from yesterday’s loss with a Conference Carolinas win at Erskine College on Saturday. The Tornado won all six singles matches en route to the 7-2 road victory.
March 7, 2014
King falls at UNC Asheville
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team traveled to take on NCAA Division I foe UNC Asheville on Friday afternoon. The Tornado took one match, but ultimately dropped the dual 6-1 to the Bulldogs.
March 2, 2014
Tornado drop tight decision to Bluefield State
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team tried to avenge a loss from last fall when they hosted Bluefield State College on Sunday morning. Despite the Tornado taking four singles matches, the Rams took the narrow 5-4 victory.
March 1, 2014
Tornado earn first conference win 8-1 triumph of Belmont Abbey
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team bounced back from a tough loss earlier in the week with a decisive 8-1 Conference Carolinas win over Belmont Abbey College on Saturday. The Tornado set the tone by winning all the doubles matches en route to the victory.
February 26, 2014
King drops narrow decision at North Greenville
TIGERVILLE, S.C. – Following their win on Tuesday, the King University men’s tennis team tried to keep the momentum rolling when the faced Conference Carolinas foe North Greenville University on Wednesday. However, the home standing Crusaders jumped ahead with two doubles wins and escaped with three wins in singles to take the dual 5-4.
February 25, 2014
Tornado dispatch of Mars Hill 8-1
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On the strength of two super tiebreaker wins, the King University men’s tennis team scored an 8-1 victory over Mars Hill University at the King Tennis Complex on Tuesday afternoon.
February 23, 2014
King falls at Mount Olive to open conference play
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team opened Conference Carolinas play at the University of Mount Olive on Sunday, and the Trojans came away with an 8-1 win.
February 22, 2014
Tornado sweep Randolph-Macon
ASHLAND, Va. – Coming off a 6-3 defeat at the hands of nationally-ranked Tusculum, the King University men’s tennis team earned its first win of the spring portion of the schedule. The Tornado defeated Randolph-Macon College 9-0 on Saturday before a Sunday match at fellow conference member University of Mount Olive.
February 18, 2014
King drops 6-3 decision to #47 Tusculum
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team had the daunting task of facing Tusculum College, who is ranked 47th in the country in their spring opener on Wednesday. The Tornado hung with the Pioneers, but narrowly fell 6-3.
October 19, 2013
Tornado sweep Emmanuel 9-0
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – In their final dual match of the fall, the King University men’s tennis took their first victory in three tries. The Tornado took the clean 9-0 sweep at Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon.
October 18, 2013
Tornado drop heartbreaker at Catawba
SALISBURY, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team traveled to Catawba College on Friday afternoon in search of their first dual match win of the season. However, the Indians escaped with a narrow 5-4 victory over the Tornado.
October 4, 2013
King drops first dual match of season
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – The King University men’s tennis team played their first dual match of the season as they traveled to Bluefield State College on Friday afternoon. The Tornado took two of the three doubles matches, but dropped a 5-3 decision to the Blues.
September 29, 2013
Avila advances to quarterfinals in ITA Regional
SUMTER, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team faced tough challenges at the ITA Southeast Regional over the weekend at the Palmetto Tennis Center. Rodrigo Avila turned in a solid performance as he reached the quarterfinals in the singles B Draw.
September 18, 2013
King-UVa-Wise dual match washed out
WISE, Va. – The men’s and women’s tennis dual matches at UVa-Wise scheduled for Wednesday afternoon have been postponed due to rain. No makeup date has been announced at this time.
September 15, 2013
Tornado open season at Palmetto Center Individual Tournament
SUMTER, S.C. The King University men's tennis team opened their season at the Palmetto Tennis Center Fall Tournament after just a few days of practice. Pablo Vidal advanced to the second round of the A Draw before he fell, landing him in the consolation bracket, which he rolled through to take the consolation championship.
September 4, 2013
King aims for third straight postseason berth
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in as many seasons as member of Conference Carolinas, the King University men’s tennis team qualified for the eight-team conference tournament in 2012-13. The Tornado, and head coach Kethan Darbar expect to be back in postseason play again this season as they return nearly everyone from last year’s squad.
August 16, 2013
King earns academic honor from ITA
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recently announced their All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes for the 2012-13 season. For the second consecutive season, the King University men’s tennis team earned this award while five members earned Scholar-Athlete status.
April 19, 2013
King's season ends with loss to Limestone
SUMTER, S.C. – The seventh seeded King University men’s tennis team took on second seed Limestone College in the first round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament on Saturday. Limestone came out and took control of the match early, en route to the 5-0 win.
April 18, 2013
Avila named first team All-Conference Carolinas
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the end of the season comes post season awards, and the King University men’s tennis team had one student-athlete honored by Conference Carolinas. Rodrigo Avila was named first team All-Conference Carolinas on Thursday when the league announced the award winners.
April 16, 2013
King falls to Tusculum to end regular season
GREENVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team wrapped up their regular season with a non-conference duel match at Tusculum College on Tuesday afternoon. The Pioneers came away with a 9-0 victory.
April 14, 2013
Tornado top Belmont Abbey in final home match
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their final home duel match of the season, the King University men’s tennis team evened their conference record at 5-5. The Tornado defeated Belmont Abbey College 7-2 in the Conference Carolinas regular season finale.
April 13, 2013
Tornado fall to Queens 6-3
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing to earn a spot in the Conference Carolinas tournament, the King University men’s tennis team hosted Queens University. However, the Royals defeated the Tornado 6-3.
April 11, 2013
Tornado fall at UNC Asheville
ASHEVILLE, Tenn. – In a tough non-conference duel match, the King University men’s tennis team traveled to UNC Asheville. The Tornado fell to the Bulldogs 7-0.
April 8, 2013
King sneaks past Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. - After dropping their last match, the King University men's tennis team registered a hard fought road win on Monday. The Tornado topped Pfeiffer University 5-4 behind four wins in singles play.
April 6, 2013
Tornado swept by Limestone
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Coming off of their 6-3 win over Barton College on Friday, the King University hosted Limestone College on Saturday afternoon. The Saints showed they came to play early, and took the duel match 9-0.
April 5, 2013
Tornado even conference record with win over Barton
BRISTOL, Tenn. - In their first home duel match in three weeks, the King University menâs tennis team evened the Conference Carolinas record. The Tornado topped Barton College 6-3 to move to 3-3 in league play.
April 2, 2013
King cruises to sweep of Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team earned their second Conference Carolinas victory of the season with a 9-0 win at Lees-McRae College on Tuesday afternoon.
March 30, 2013
Trojans top King 7-2
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team travel to take on Mount Olive College, who was undefeated in Conference Carolinas play. The Trojans came out and gained control of the duel match early en route to the 7-2 win.
March 29, 2013
Tornado sweeps Bluefield in non-conference tilt
BLUEFIELD, Va. – The King University men’s tennis team returned to action on Friday at Bluefield College. The Tornado came away with a 9-0 win to push their record to 7-4.
March 27, 2013
King at Tusculum postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s tennis dual matches scheduled for today at Tusculum College have been postponed. The matches have been rescheduled for April 16, at 3:00 p.m.
March 12, 2013
Tornado Tennis defeats Carson Newman!
Tennis team captures another win against Carson Newman
March 2, 2013
King's Tennis earns another win on the road
Tennis team blanks Benedict College
February 27, 2013
King's Tennis earns its 1st conference win against NGU
Both Teams traveled to Tigerville for the first conference match this season
February 21, 2013
King Tennis Falls to Lincoln Memorial
February 11, 2013
King Tennis Ready to Begin Season Saturday
The men’s team finished fourth in the conference last season, and Head Coach Kethan Darbar is excited about the upcoming Tornado Tennis season.
January 30, 2013
Conference Preseason Poll Tabs Men’s Tennis Fourth
Conference Carolinas released its preseason coaches’ poll and deemed King University Men’s Tennis to finish fourth in 2013.
October 19, 2012
Avila, Brigato Lead Tornado to Victory
Rodrigo Avila and Leo Brigato swept through their matches on both the singles and doubles sides in a 6-3 victory over Milligan College, Friday afternoon.
October 13, 2012
King Tennis Splits Match at Georgetown
King Men's Tennis improved to 3-1 on the season behind wins from its top five singles starters while the women's team fell to 0-3 against the Georgetown (Ky.) Tigers.
October 1, 2012
Tennis Adds Match with Bluefield State for this Friday
Men's and Women's Tennis will host the Bluefield State Big Blues this Friday, Oct. 4, at home beginning at 1 p.m.
September 27, 2012
King Tennis Begins 2012-13 Season at Concord with Split
King Tennis began the 2012-13 season at Concord University where the Tornado earned an 8-1 win while the Lady Tornado dropped a 6-3 decision.
September 23, 2012
Jones Highlights at ITA Southeast Regionals in Men’s Singles
Patrick Jones earned four victories at this weekend’s USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Tournament to win the Men’s C Singles tournament.
September 16, 2012
Men’s Tennis to Participate in USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Tournament
Five representatives from the men’s tennis team are competing at the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional tournament, hosted in Sumter, S.C. this weekend.
September 5, 2012
King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.
August 20, 2012
Get Closer to Tornado Athletics with Text Updates!
Tornado Athletic is introducing a new way to keep up-to-date on your favorite King sport team with its text message update service. The service is open to all and free of charge.
August 15, 2012
Tornado Names Abundant in D2ADA Academic Awards
King placed 72 student-athletes on the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards list.
August 6, 2012
King Tennis Served ITA Academic Honors
Eight student-athletes were named a 2012 ITA Scholar-Athlete while the men’s and women’s tennis teams were both honored with All-Academic Team awards.
July 26, 2012
Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-News)
June 29, 2012
King Places Third Among Conference Schools in Learfield Sports Directors Cup
King ranked third among Conference Carolinas institutions and 166th overall among the 244 nationally-ranked schools in the 2011-12 Learfield Director's Cup Standings.
June 11, 2012
Tornado Tennis to Host Two Summer Camp Sessions
King College will host two tennis summer camp sessions beginning in late June. Registration for both camps is currently open.
May 16, 2012
Tornado Trio Named to Spring Scholar-Athlete of the Year List
Jose Avila, Hannah Witt, and Josh Bamberger were named Conference Carolinas Spring Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
April 25, 2012
King Athletics Host Student-Athlete Awards Banquet
The King College Athletic Department hosted an end-of-the-year awards banquet for the student-athletes of its 24 varsity sports, faculty, and staff on Tuesday night.
April 21, 2012
Tornado Fall in First Round of Conference Tournament
King College was eliminated from the Conference Carolinas Men's Tennis Tournament on Saturday after falling to Coker, 5-4.
April 20, 2012
Avila, Vidal Named to Tennis All-Conference Team
Jose Avila and Pablo Vidal were both named to the Conference Carolinas All-Conference Teams, Thursday evening.
April 17, 2012
Tornado Tennis Finishes Regular Season Against Pikeville
The men took a 5-4 loss against the Pikeville Bears and prepare for the 2012 Conference Carolinas Tournament while the women earned their third win.
April 16, 2012
King College Invites Alumni and Friends to Celebrate 86th Dogwood Weekend
Alumni and friends of King College are invited to join in the upcoming 86th celebration of Dogwood Weekend on April 20-23.
April 15, 2012
Tornado Tennis Downed by Royals
The men's and women's tennis teams struggled in matches played against the Royals of Queens University (N.C.), falling on both sides.
April 14, 2012
Men's Tennis Earned Third Straight Win, Ladies Fall to Barton
The Tornado men's team nearly swept the Bulldogs in an 8-1 victory at the Barton Tennis Courts on Saturday, while the women fell, 7-2.
April 9, 2012
Eight Named to Conference Carolinas All-Academic Team
The league office announced the 2012 All-Conference Academic team today, a list that features eight King Tornado Tennis players from the men's and women's teams.
April 6, 2012
Men’s Tennis Back on Track, Women Fall to Pfeiffer
Tornado men's tennis took victories in all nine flights of Friday's match against the Pfeiffer Falcons while the women fell, 8-1.
April 5, 2012
Tornado Tennis Announces Schedule Changes
Tomorrow's match against Pfeiffer University has been changed to a 10:00 a.m. start time, while Monday's match against LMU has been cancelled.
April 1, 2012
Tennis Wraps Up Weekend Action
The men and women's tennis teams played Mount Olive at home and the Limestone Saints on the road, falling short of victories against each, this weekend.
March 25, 2012
Streak Ends as Tornado Tennis Downed by UNC-Asheville
Both men's and women's teams fell to NCAA Division I opponent UNC-Asheville on Saturday. The men's winning streak was snapped at 10 matches in the loss.
March 21, 2012
Men’s Tennis Wins 10th Straight Against Lees-McRae, Women Fall to Bobcats
Taking two of three in doubles play turned out to be enough to turn down the Bobcats at home and remain undefeated on the season in King's 5-4 win over Lees-McRae
March 11, 2012
Eight Straight! Tornado Men Down Mars Hill, Women Fall
Led by the backend of the lineup, the King men's tennis team improved to 8-0 with a 5-4 win over Mars Hill. The women fell, 6-1, to the Lions.
March 6, 2012
Tornado Tennis Remains Undefeated with Win Over Eagles
King swept the doubles competition and took their top three singles flights in a 6-3 decision over Carson-Newman to stay undefeated.
March 5, 2012
Tornado Win Streak Hits Six with Great Late Flight Play
Patrick Jones sealed the Tornado's sixth consecutive win with victories in his singles and doubles play against Coker College.
March 1, 2012
Tornado Tennis Wins Fifth Straight Over NGU
Seth Hale helped clinch the Tornado's win over North Greenville with wins in his singles and doubles flights to guide the team to its fifth straight win.
February 21, 2012
Vidal Helps King to Defeat Tusculum, Women Fall
Men's Tennis improved to 4-0 this season behind some inspirational play from Pablo Vidal while the women fell to Tusculum, Tuesday afternoon.
February 18, 2012
Tennis Opens Spring Season at Belmont Abbey
Tornado Tennis began its spring season this past weekend against Belmont Abbey College, splitting the day's events.
January 17, 2012
King College Set to Kick Off Tornado Athletic Club
King College will introduce a new way to spread generosity toward Athletics when it introduces the Tornado Athletic Club this Saturday, Jan. 21
October 27, 2011
Find Your Conference Carolinas Destination Right Here!
Ever wonder where each of our new conference member schools are located or how to get there? Wonder no more! More details inside...
October 21, 2011
Tornado Tennis Takes Care of Milligan with 9-0 Sweep
Tornado tennis took to the courts at Milligan College and handled business with a 9-0 sweep of the Buffaloes on Friday afternoon.
October 13, 2011
Tennis Tournament Signup Deadline Extended
The signup deadline for the King College Tennis Tournament Open has been extended to Oct. 18. Click for more details...
October 4, 2011
King Tennis Starts Season on Right Foot with Victory at Bluefield
King tennis swept Bluefield College (Va.) 9-0 and 5-4 in their first match of the season, held on Tuesday.
October 3, 2011
King to Hold Tennis Tournament Open for Public
Join the masses and register to participate in the inaugural King College Tennis Tournament Open, being held Oct. 21-23 at the KC Tennis Courts
September 22, 2011
Support King Athletics with Nike Gear Fundraiser
For a limited time only, you can purchase stylish, King Tornado Nike gear and support your student-athletes at the same time! More details inside...
September 8, 2011
Tornado Tennis Heads to ETSU for Fall Tournament
King men's and women's tennis will get its first taste of action of the season as a Division II competitor at the ETSU Fall Tournament this Friday and Saturday.
May 26, 2011
Darbar selected to lead King Tennis programs
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College announced on May 6, 2011, that Kethan Darbar has been named as the new head coach of the Tornado and Lady Tornado tennis programs.
May 25, 2011
NCCAA Tennis All-American honors for King duo
GREENVILLE, S.C. – King College had two NCCAA Men’s Tennis All-Americans with Jose Avila and Pablo Vidal earning the nods from the national office.
May 23, 2011
Tornado Tennis makes impact on NCCAA Scholar-Athlete team
GREENVILLE, S.C. – King College had five student-athletes named to the 2011 NCCAA Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete list, the national office announced.
May 16, 2011
King overtaken twice at NCCAA Men's Tennis Nationals
MOBILE, Ala. – King College started the 2011 NCCAA Men’s Tennis National Championship with two defeats in pool play Tuesday, a 5-2 decision against Campbellsville (Ky.) University before a 5-1 score against Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) University.
May 11, 2011
Outgoing win for Tornado Tennis at NCCAA
MOBILE, Ala. – King College closed out the 2011 men’s tennis season with a 5-3 win over Roberts Wesleyan (N.Y.) College at the NCCAA National Championship to wrap up pool play Wednesday.
May 3, 2011
King's pool assignment announced for NCCAA Tennis Nationals
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College has the pool assignment for the 2011 NCCAA Men's Tennis National Championship and begins play May 10 against a foe from last year's event.
May 1, 2011
Tornado Tennis to play in 2011 NCCAA National Championship
GREENVILLE, S.C. – King College received a bid to the 2011 NCCAA Men’s Tennis National Championship event for a second-straight season.
April 20, 2011
Top-10 NCCAA Tennis rankings for King programs
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College posted Top-10 rankings in both the men's and women's NCCAA Tennis Rankings, the national office announced.
April 15, 2011
King Tennis sweeps NCCAA weekly honors
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College had the NCCAA Men's & Women's Tennis Student Athletes of the Week the national office announced as Eiki Magnusson was the winner on the men's side with Sarah Anderson honored with the women's nod.
April 14, 2011
Lady Tornado picks up win at Newberry
NEWBERRY, S.C. - King College closed out the tennis regular season Thursday as the Lady Tornado won 8-1 at Newberry (S.C.) College while the Tornado lost a 6-3 decision.
April 12, 2011
Top-5 NCCAA spot for Tornado Tennis
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College has the fifth best winning percentage in the NCCAA Men's Tennis Report released by the national office.
April 11, 2011
King wins final home tennis contests of season
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College wrapped up the home portion of the tennis schedule with a 6-3 win in the women's match while the Tornado posted a 9-0 sweep Monday.
April 7, 2011
Tornado wins 5-4 at Coker, Lady Tornado drops 6-3 decision
HARTSVILLE, S.C. - King College posted a 5-4 win in men's tennis action at Coker (S.C.) College Thursday while the Lady Tornado suffered a 6-3 setback.
April 6, 2011
King Tennis sweeps through Belmont Abbey
BELMONT, N.C. - King College won with matching 9-0 scores in men's and women's tennis action Wednesday at future Conference Carolinas foe Belmont Abbey (N.C.) College.
April 5, 2011
King sweeps Bluefield in tennis contests
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College posted matching 9-0 wins over Bluefield (Va.) College in home tennis action Tuesday.
April 2, 2011
King posts wins of 8-1 over Covenant
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College won 8-1 in both men's and women's home tennis action Saturday over Covenant (Ga.) College.
March 31, 2011
Avila scores victory at UNC Asheville
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - King College saw Jose Avila win the lone point for the Tornado tennis team in Thursday's 6-1 defeat at NCAA Division I foe UNC Asheville.
March 30, 2011
Brioschi and Avila collects NCCAA honors
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College swept this week's NCCAA Women's and Men's Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week awards with Virginie Brioschi and Jose Avila winning the honors.
March 29, 2011
King Tennis stopped by Railsplitters
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College was defeated in men's and women's tennis action against Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) University in home action as the men's score was 6-3 with an 8-1 tally for the women's contest Tuesday.
March 26, 2011
King women’s tennis victorious at Averett, Tornado defeated
DANVILLE, Va. - King College tennis split on Friday with the women winning 5-4 at Averett (Va.) University while the Tornado lost a 6-3 decision.
March 23, 2011
Tornado Tennis picks up victory over Milligan, Lady Tornado narrowly defeated
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's tennis team posted a 5-0 win over the visitors from nearby Milligan (Tenn.) College Wednesday, but the Lady Tornado suffered a narrow 5-4 setback.
March 10, 2011
NCCAA weekly tennis honors for King duo
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Pablo Vidal and Virginie Brioschi were the NCCAA Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week the national office announced as King swept the men's and women's awards for a third straight week.
March 4, 2011
King Tennis sweeps NCCAA weekly honors
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College had the NCCAA Men's and Women's Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week award winners with Virginie Brioschi winning the women's honor and Jose Avila took the men's award.
March 2, 2011
King Tennis downed by Queens
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College lost in men's and women's tennis action Wednesday against the visitors from Queens University of Charlotte with the women's match having a 6-0 score with a 5-1 decision on the men's side.
February 25, 2011
King Tennis unable to get past Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - King College traveled to Tusculum (Tenn.) College, but the homestanding Pioneers and Lady Pioneers emerged with tennis victories of 5-4 and 6-3 Friday.
February 24, 2011
Tornado's Vidal honored by NCCAA
GREENVILLE, S.C. - A perfect 6-0 week helped King College's Pablo Vidal to the NCCAA Men's Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week award, the national office announced.
February 23, 2011
King Tennis wins against Bridgewater
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's and women's tennis teams returned to the win column Wednesday as the Tornado beat Bridgewater (Va.) College 7-1 while the Lady Tornado picked up a 5-2 victory.
February 20, 2011
Tornado Tennis winners, Lady Tornado narrowly defeated at WSSU
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The King College men's tennis team was a 9-0 winner Sunday at Winston-Salem State (N.C.) University, however the Lady Tornado suffered a narrow 5-4 defeat.
February 19, 2011
Sweeps for King tennis teams at Greensboro
GREENSBORO, N.C. - King College swept Greensboro (N.C.) College 9-0 in both men's and women's tennis action Saturday.
February 17, 2011
King Tennis overtaken by NGU
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College was defeated 7-2 in both men's and women's tennis action at home against North Greenville (S.C.) University in a match that started outside but eventually moved indoors Thursday.
February 9, 2011
King Tennis overtaken at NCAA DI Wofford
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - King College opened the spring portion of the tennis schedule Wednesday with 7-0 setbacks on the men's and women's side at NCAA Division I Wofford (S.C.) College.
February 8, 2011
Lumb placed in charge of King Tennis squads
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Greg Lumb has been named interim men's and women's tennis coach at King College for the spring 2011 season.
January 31, 2011
King Tennis schedule announced for spring
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College head men's and women's tennis coach Chris Bartlett has finalized the 2011 spring portion of the schedule as the teams will play 16 contests each starting on Feb. 9.
October 6, 2010
Jones gets NCCAA weekly award again
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College had the NCCAA Men's Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week for a fourth straight week as Patrick Jones earned his second honor of the season, the national organization announced Wednesday.
October 2, 2010
Tornado, Lady Tornado pick up wins at LR
HICKORY, N.C. - King College captured victories in men's and women's tennis action Friday at Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) University to close out the fall season. The Tornado had a 5-1 victory while the Lady Tornado won 6-3.
September 30, 2010
Tornado's Harvey awarded NCCAA weekly honor
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College had this week's NCCAA Men's Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week as Chris Harvey picked up the national award, the organizations office announced.
September 28, 2010
Tornado Tennis blows away Buffs, 9-0
MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. - King College remained perfect for the 2010 fall men's tennis season thanks to a 9-0 win at nearby Milligan (Tenn.) College Tuesday.
September 25, 2010
Tornado & Lady Tornado winners at MHC Fall Invitational
MARS HILL, N.C. - King College swept a pair of matches against Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) University as both were 5-0 results Saturday as a part of the Mars Hill (N.C.) College Fall Invitational.
September 24, 2010
Avila wins NCCAA Student-Athlete of the Week honor
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Jose Avila was named the NCCAA Men's Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week by the national office.
September 21, 2010
King-Milligan tennis to play Sept. 28
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's and women's tennis matches with Milligan (Tenn.) College will be played Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. at Milligan after being postponed earlier in the month.
September 17, 2010
NCCAA National Honor for King's Jones
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Patrick Jones was named the NCCAA Men's Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week, the organization announced Friday.
September 14, 2010
Tornado, Lady Tornado winners at Bluefield
BLUEFIELD, Va. - King College picked up wins in men's and women's tennis action Tuesday at Bluefield (Va.) College. The Lady Tornado was 9-0 winners while the Tornado had an 8-1 victory.
September 10, 2010
King Tennis squads post 9-0 wins over Emory & Henry in season opener
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's and women's tennis teams opened the 2010-11 season Thursday with a pair of 9-0 victories over nearby Emory & Henry (Va.) College in front of a home crowd.
September 6, 2010
Tornado and Lady Tornado Fall Tennis schedule released
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College head men's and women's tennis coach Chris Bartlett has finalized the fall portion of the schedule with five dates for the Tornado and Lady Tornado.
Midnight Madness to Make its Return on Monday, Oct. 15
Students, faculty, and staff: Come celebrate the return of Midnight Madness recognizing all 24 varsity teams heading into the winter season!