BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks announced the hire of Terry Caldwell as the interim head tennis coach on Thursday. Caldwell joins the Tornado tennis programs following the resignation of Mariia Ilina and he will remain with the Tornado for the remainder of the season when King will conduct a national search for a full-time coach.
CHATTNOOGA, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team took on the University of Montevallo in Chattanooga on Thursday afternoon. The Tornado tried to comeback in singles play, but the Falcons held on for the 6-3 win.
SUMTER, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team returned to action over the weekend at the ITA Southeast Regional. Three Tornado went 1-1 at the event while doubles team of Lenny Keswani and Arturo Alfaro reached the round of 16.
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team opened their season with a hard fought dual at Tusculum College. The Tornado trailed 2-1 after doubles, and nearly came back to take the win, but the Pioneers held off King for the 5-4 victory.
SUMTER, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team opened the season with a good performance at the Palmetto Tennis Center Invitational. Lenny Keswani finished runner-up in the A draw while Lennard Neumann won the A draw consolation bracket to lead the way for the Tornado.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's tennis team returns many members off of last season's team that finished fifth in the Conference Carolinas standings. Head Coach Mariia Iliana hopes to have the Tornado ready for a postseason run in 2017-18.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced their academic awards for the 2016-17 season, both the King University men’s and women's tennis team earned ITA All-Academic Team. Two individuals from the women’s team and seven from the men’s team were selected ITA Scholar-Athletes.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this spring, King University tennis coach Mariia Ilina was selected to attend the Women’s Leadership Symposium (WLS) in Kansas City, Mo. Ilina was one of 100 participants that were selected to attend the WLS, which aims to expand the participants’ network and promote the recruitment and retention of women working in intercollegiate athletics administration.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight year, King University men's tennis player Moritz Poswiat garnered College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American honors, earning first team recognition this year. Poswiat becomes the second Tornado to earn CoSIDA Academic All-American honors twice in his career, and the first men’s tennis player.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – At the completion of the spring season, Conference Carolinas announced their spring Scholar Athletes of the Year, and two King University student-athletes were recognized. Moritz Poswiat was named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Tennis Scholar Athlete of the Year and Tanner Cook to honors for men’s outdoor track & field.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight year, King University men’s tennis player Moritz Poswiat garnered College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District honors. Poswiat becomes the third Tornado to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District twice in his career, and the first men’s tennis player.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s tennis player Moritz Poswiat can add another award to his mantle as he was selected for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award.
SUMTER, S.C. – The fifth seeded King University men’s tennis team squared off with fourth seed Barton College in the quarterfinals of the Conference Carolinas Tournament early on Friday morning. The Tornado dropped a tight 5-1 decision to end their season.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the start of the Conference Carolinas Tennis Tournament, the league announced their all-conference honorees at a banquet in Sumter, S.C. The King University doubles team of Mortiz Poswiat and Lennard Neumann earned all-conference accolades.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Tennis Championship starts this weekend, and leading up to the event the league released their academic all-conference performers. The King University men’s and women’s tennis teams each had three members earn academic all-conference.
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The King University men’s tennis team finished the regular season with a dual at 13th-ranked University of North Georgia. The Tornado fell 8-1 with Moritz Poswiat defeating a ranked opponent in singles play.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their final home match of the season, the King University men’s tennis team went out with a Conference Carolinas win over Pfeiffer University. The Tornado trailed after doubles, but came back with five wins in singles plat to take the 6-3 victory.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team came away with a sweep of Conference Carolinas rival Lees-McRae College on Senior Day Saturday afternoon. The Tornado took all three doubles matches to gain the momentum and take the dual 9-0.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team dropped a tight nonconference match to Bluefield State College on Friday night. The Tornado tried to comeback in singles play, but the Big Blues held on for the 5-4 victory.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University tennis schedule for this weekend has been altered. Saturday’s Conference Carolinas duals against Lees-McRae College has been moved up to a 12:00 p.m. start, with a Senior Day ceremony before the start of the match. Sunday’s duals against Lincoln Memorial University have been moved to April 15 and will start at 1:00 p.m.
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men's tennis competed against Mount Olive University on Sunday afternoon. The Tornado fell behind 2-1 after doubles, later tying the match 2-2 and 3-3 in singles but fell to the Trojans 5-4.
WILSON, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team took the lead at Barton College early in the Conference Carolinas dual on Saturday. However, the Bulldogs took five of the six singles matches for the 6-3 victory.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to weather this weekend’s men’s and women’s tennis matches for King University have been altered. King has postponed their match that was scheduled at home on Sunday against Carson-Newman University. The Tornado will stay on the road to face Barton College on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and the University of Mount Olive on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. A makeup date for the matches against Carson-Newman has not been announced at this time.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team took their second Conference Carolinas win in come-from-behind fashion against North Greenville University. King took all three doubles matches, but need a 15-13 second set tiebreak victory from Lenny Keswani to take the 5-4 victory.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team tried to come-from-behind to defeat Young Harris College in a nonconference dual on Sunday. However, the Mount Lions hung on to take the 6-3 victory.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to weather, Saturday Conference Carolinas men’s and women’s tennis duals between King University and Pfeiffer University have been postponed. The matches have been rescheduled for April 12 at 1:00 p.m. on the King University campus.
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men's tennis team competed against Conference Carolinas opponent Emmanuel College on Saturday. After falling behind 2-1 in doubles, the Tornado won five out of the six singles matches to take the victory 6-3.