The Lion's Roar

Hayes reflects on 16 years in tennis

Hayes reflects on 16 years in tennis

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019


Filed under Sports

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


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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

Reflections by a team captain from Uruguay

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019


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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

Lions prepare for the 2019 spring season

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under Archive, Showcase, Sports

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

Tennis finishes fall season

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 28, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

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...