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Tennis ends season at conference

Tennis ends season at conference

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis

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, which included teams from the Heart of America Athletic Conference as well as the American Midwes...

Baker falls to MVC to end regular season

Baker falls to MVC to end regular season

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis

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 Chestnut and junior Sophie Robertson. Chestnut and Robertson defeated MVC’s Lauryn Dayon and...

‘Cats defeat College of Saint Mary 6-3

‘Cats defeat College of Saint Mary 6-3

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis

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 Mary. The first win came from Kate Taylor-Doran and Sophie Robertson, winning 8-2 in the top doub...

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...