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Tennis teams prepare for conference matches

Tennis teams prepare for conference matches

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis

The Baker tennis teams are on a hot streak heading into a stretch of matches against conference opponents, with both the men and women winning their past three matches. First-year head coach Keith Pipkin didn’t even realize it. “I just go one match at a time, honestly,” he said following the...

Tennis teams look to build on success of last season

Tennis teams look to build on success of last season

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis

The Baker tennis teams took on McPherson College on Saturday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center in Lawrence. The No. 20 ranked McPherson women defeated the Wildcats 6-3, and the No. 18 ranked McPherson men defeated Baker 9-0. On the women’s side, the Wildcats took three singles matches. At the No. 2 spot,...

New coach hopes to be an ace for tennis program

New coach hopes to be an ace for tennis program

Story by Alex Fortuna, Photographer
October 17, 2016
Filed under Sports, Tennis

Baker University has turned to a recent alumnus to lead the tennis program. Keith Pipkin, who graduated from Baker in 2011, is the new coach for both the men’s and women’s tennis teams. As an undergraduate, Pipkin first played at Johnson County Community College before joining the Baker tennis...

Women’s tennis team hosts two matches in one day

Women’s tennis team hosts two matches in one day

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor
April 19, 2016
Filed under Sports, Tennis

The Baker women's tennis team split a pair of team matches on Tuesday, April 19, at Laury Tennis Courts. The Wildcats displayed their dominance with an 8-1 win over Stephens College and gained ground on defending Heart of America Athletic Conference champions, Evangel University, but lost 5-1. Sophomores...

Tennis teams win road matches

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor
April 18, 2016
Filed under Sports, Tennis

The men and women’s tennis teams spent the weekend in Belleville, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri, for matches April 15-16. The women’s team won three out of the four matches, while the men collected two wins. The women first faced a tough William Woods University team that handed them their...

Men’s and women’s tennis teams rolling into April

Men’s and women’s tennis teams rolling into April

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer
April 6, 2016
Filed under Sports, Tennis

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams swept Hesston College Saturday, marking 11 straight victories for the men, while the women bounced back from two close losses to Kansas Wesleyan and Tabor. “We kind of expected to be successful coming into the season,” head coach Joe Ahmadian said of...

Tennis teams start season just outside top 25

Tennis teams start season just outside top 25

Story by Jenna
February 16, 2016
Filed under Sports, Tennis

The Baker men’s and women’s tennis teams are entering the spring season with feats foreign to Baker tennis history. Both teams have received votes to be in the top 25 teams in the nation. Leading the men’s team is senior Spartak Rahachou. With a national appearance in the fall, Rahachou enters...

Dual threat: Tennis standout Rahachou also plays football

Dual threat: Tennis standout Rahachou also plays football

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor
January 29, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports, Tennis

From Minsk, Belarus, to the football field and tennis courts of Baldwin City, senior Spartak Rahachou is no stranger to change. However, this did not stop the dual-sport athlete from becoming the first tennis national qualifier in Baker history last September at the 2015 NAIA Central-South/Southwest...

Tennis sweeps Southwestern

Tennis sweeps Southwestern

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer
April 1, 2015
Filed under Sports, Tennis

The Baker University men’s and women’s tennis teams returned to Baldwin City Saturday evening after sweeping Southwestern College in Grain Valley, Missouri. The men’s team won with a score of 8-1 while the women’s team won 5-4. The only loss of the dual on the men’s side came when Chris...

Tennis splits weekend at Nebraska Wesleyan

Story by Antonio Adgers, Writer
March 3, 2015
Filed under Sports, Tennis

The men’s tennis team split two matches against William Jewel and Nebraska Wesleyan on Feb. 21 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The team was supposed to face off against Ottawa University on Feb. 28 in Baldwin City, but it was cancelled due to bad weather. The match against William Jewel was close as the...

Tennis teams look for big spring

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
January 13, 2015
Filed under Sports, Tennis

After a tough slate of competition in the fall, Baker tennis looks to carry its success into the spring. Under coach Joe Ahmadian, both teams have a promising season ahead with two different types of teams. Men's Tennis The top two players for the men will be junior Spartak Rahachou, who played footb...

Weather causes change in Baker tennis location for match

Story by Chris Duderstadt
June 2, 2013
Filed under Sports, Tennis

The Baker women's tennis team has been competing against more than just its scheduled competition for the beginning of the season. The weather canceled Saturday's scrimmage and forced Monday's practice and Wednesday's match against Evangel to be moved indoors to the Jayhawk Tennis facility in Lawren...

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