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Women’s tennis looks forward to another successful season

September 24, 2014 at 12:12 am 0 comments

After several successful seasons, the Saint Vincent women’s tennis team begins to prepare for 2014. This season, the Bearcats will be taking the court with new coach, Jym Walters. Walters was named coach of the team after former coach, Dr. Christopher McMahon, stepped down from the position last spring. In the past four seasons, the Bearcats have won 57 games and lost 22. Along with a .722 win percentage over the past four seasons, the Bearcats made their first NCAA Tournament appearance in the 2012-2013 season. Coming into the 2014 season with Walters, it is unclear exactly what to expect. According to Walters, “Continuing what the founders of the program have established has been successful thus far, and I would like to continue to build on the competitive nature of this team.” Early on in the 2014 season, the Bearcats have already shown this competitive nature Walters spoke of. TheRead More


April 7, 2014 at 7:50 pm 0 comments

The Saint Vincent College men’s tennis team has been having quite the successful 2014 season, achieving a winning streak of four games for an overall record of 6-1 overall and 4-1 in Presidents’ Athletic Conference games. After finishing the 2013 season as the PAC runner-up and losing four starters, the Bearcats opened the season March 16 with an exciting match versus Penn State-Altoona, winning out 5-4 with two returning players and a round of newcomers. Junior Chris Andrejcik was able to win the match 10-5 for the Bearcats in a tiebreaker. That week, Andrejcik was named the first PAC men’s tennis player of the week for the 2014 season. The Bearcats next took on their first conference match against Waynesburg University on March 19, winning 7-2 and improving the season to 2-0. SVC took a 2-1 lead after doubles with Scott Reichard and Vince Anto winning 8-1, while Patrick HileRead More


February 25, 2014 at 3:52 am 0 comments

Many of the Saint Vincent College spring sports teams travel south over spring break to train. The warmer weather offers teams a great opportunity to get out and play on full fields instead of being stuck in the gym or on limited field space due to snow. It also offers a team a fun bonding experience. Most of the teams traveling will be participating in tournaments during their trips. Over spring break the softball team will be traveling to the National Training Center in Clermont, Florida. Over four days, the team will play eight teams at the National Training Center tournament. Opponents include Misericordia University, Ohio Northern University, Houghton College, Regis College, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Marywood University, Muhlenberg College and Immaculata University. Head Coach Nicole Hinerman said the trip will give the team a chance to play outside in the winter months and prepare them for later Presidents’ AthleticRead More



February 4, 2014 at 2:17 am 0 comments

McMahon stepped down to focus on teaching and research Saint Vincent College Athletics has announced that Jym Walters will take over as head coach of the women’s tennis team. Walters already coaches the women’s lacrosse team and will continue in this position. Walters inherits the women’s tennis program from SVC associate theology professor Dr. Christopher McMahon, who has chosen to devote more time to teaching and research. Although Walters has spent his time coaching field hockey and lacrosse in recent years, he is experienced in tennis and is “excited to get back into it.” He said, “I grew up with a tennis racquet in my hand. I can’t remember a time I wasn’t playing tennis.” Walters, an SVC alumnus, played four years of tennis for the Bearcats. He then attended graduate school at Florida State University while serving as a women’s tennis intern for Florida A&M University and as anRead More