The Lion's Roar

Women’s tennis team ends fall season with a win

Teodora Mitrovic, a freshman tennis player.

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2019

The university women’s tennis team won their last tournament of the fall season. The team hosted the George E. Fourmaux Fed Cup Invitational Tournament that began Saturday, Oct. 26 and ended on Monday, Oct. 28. The team went head to head with University of West Florida, Lamar University, Xavier...

Hayes reflects on 16 years in tennis

Jason Hayes, head coach of tennis, left, and Katya Cornejo, a sophomore international student on the tennis team, right, take a break during practice. Hayes has been coaching tennis for 16 years and has eight Coach of the Year Awards.

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

In 16 years of coaching the Lady Lions, Jason Hayes, head coach of tennis, secured eight Coach of the Year awards. In addition, Hayes represented the university at the NCAA and coached internationally. At the university, Hayes’ current record sits at 312-231. “I’ve never pursued anything for m...

Teamwork on the tennis court

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2019

Putri Insani, a freshman, and Ximena Yanez, a sophomore, were victorious over Abilene Christian University in their doubles match and individual singles matches. The match was held on March 1 at the tennis complex. Jason Hayes, head coach of tennis, attributed the wins to teamwork. “When everyone...

Reflections by a team captain from Uruguay

Ceci Mercier, a senior on the tennis team, takes two singles wins at the George E. Fourmaux Cup Invitational that closed the team’s fall season. With five years on the team, Mercier entered a leadership position as the team captain. She began practicing the sport full time at 12 years old and later moved from Uruguay to continue competing at the university.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019

Ceci Mercier, five-year student-athlete and tennis team captain, started her last semester on the university’s tennis team this spring. Jason Hayes, head coach of tennis, discussed Mercier’s time and work at the university. “I am beyond proud of Ceci and all of her accolades and accomplishments,”...

Lions prepare for the 2019 spring season

Although the tennis team started their season this September, they will continue competition in 2019 along with several other sport teams. The tennis team's first match of the spring semester will be against Tulane University on Jan. 27.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 20, 2018

As fall season sports end, some teams look towards spring competition and a shot at championships. Baseball will begin its season against Louisiana Tech University on Feb. 15-17. The team follows a 37-22 record last season. Men’s and women’s basketball both began competing in November and will...

Tennis finishes fall season

The Lady Lions tennis team finished 5th in the George E. Fourmaux Fed Cup Invitational.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 28, 2018

The Lady Lions tennis team finished the fall season by placing 5th in the George E. Fourmaux Fed Cup Invitational. The university hosted seven other universities from Oct. 26-28 to compete in a series of matches. The University of West Florida took home 1st place. "We didn't start with the result...