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Womens tennis celebrates after their doubles win against Missouri Valley

Baker Tennis kicks off season at home

Story by Zach Reeder, Staff Writer October 7, 2020

The Baker Tennis team was in action this last weekend at home against William Jewell and Missouri Valley in their first true head-to-head matches of the year. The Wildcats enjoyed some early season success...

Kayelee Smith and Morgan Francis stand ready as they prepare for a serve in a doubles match against Ottawa University.

Women’s tennis undefeated after fall season

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor December 2, 2019

The Baker University Women’s Tennis team finished up their fall season undefeated with a 3-0 record while facing tough competition. In their first matchup of the year, the Wildcats faced the William...

Freshman Janie King hits a forehand back to her Missouri Valley opponent in Baker’s last home match of the season. The team fell to MVC 7-2.

Tennis ends season at conference

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor May 4, 2018

The men’s and women’s tennis teams both ended the spring season at the conference tournament. The teams traveled to Webster Groves, Missouri, to compete in the Unaffiliated Grouping Conference Tournament,...

Bakers No. 2 doubles team of senior Holly Chestnut and junior Sophie Robertson talk with assistant coach Lexi Hertling between games on Monday. The doubles team picked up a win over Missouri Valley College 8-5

Baker falls to MVC to end regular season

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor April 25, 2018

The men’s and women’s tennis teams each fell to Missouri Valley College 7-2 in the last regular-season match. One of the two wins for the Baker women came from the No. 2 doubles team of senior Holly...

Senior Holly Chestnut lunges for a ball in her match at Ottawa University.

‘Cats defeat College of Saint Mary 6-3

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor April 6, 2018

At the halfway point in the season, the women’s tennis team now sits at 6-2 after defeating College of Saint Mary 6-3 on March 24. The women’s team took two of the three doubles matches over Saint...

Morgan Francis serves in Bakers match against Ottawa on March 28. Photo by Alex Fortuna.

Tennis teams prepare for conference matches

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer April 4, 2017

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...

Senior Austin Keberlein steps into a forehand in his singles match against McPherson College on Feb. 25. Photo by Alex Fortuna.

Tennis teams look to build on success of last season

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor March 1, 2017

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...

Head tennis coach Keith Pipkin watches a match Oct. 7 against William Jewell College. Pipkin is in his first year at Baker. Image by Jenna Black.

New coach hopes to be an ace for tennis program

Story by Alex Fortuna, Photographer October 17, 2016

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,...

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