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Ever since she was little, Nicole Donnelly has dreamed of coming to the United States and playing college tennis. This dream became a reality in April 2019 when she enrolled in Missouri Western. READ MORE

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Early morning practice. The smell of the previous night’s showers linger. It’s the beginning of fall sports’ next 45 days.  READ MORE

Missouri Western State University women’s tennis started the spring semester off right after going 2-1 in their first tournament this weekend. In a Western-hosted tournament against three other schools, Missouri Western swept two of the three matches after losing the first. The first match against Newman University was lost 0-4 on Friday morning. From there, […] READ MORE

After falling to Fort Hays State last season, Missouri Western tennis scored a redemption victory over the Tigers for their 10th win of on the season this past Saturday. Western (10-6) defeated Fort Hays 6-3. The Griffons have now doubled their win count from last year as they old have five wins in 2016-2017. Coach […] READ MORE

The Missouri Western tennis team was able to bounce back against the Emporia State Hornets to earn their ninth win of the season and their first win in the MIAA Conference. Western (9-6) bested the Hornets (1-4) by a score of 5-4. The bout took place at Emporia, Kansas, on March 16. The Griffons had […] READ MORE

Griffon tennis (6-3) officially passes their total amount of matches won from last year as they defeated Missouri Valley (1-1) last Saturday. After having their trip to Bentonville, Arkansas, canceled last week, Missouri Western took advantage of playing on their home court at Genesis Health Center in St. Joseph, Missouri. The Griffons defeated Missouri Valley […] READ MORE

Despite the cold weather, Missouri Western tennis earned a chilly win over Rockhurst University last Saturday in Kansas City, Missouri, and now improve to 5-3 on the season. The female athletes won 6-3, and have won their last five of seven matches. This loss drops Rockhurst to a 1-2 record. Sophomore Federica Salmaso and Emilee […] READ MORE

The Missouri Western women’s tennis team (4-3) went 1-2 over the weekend as they began the spring portion of their season with Stoney Creek Invitational. The ladies played at the Genesis Health Club in St. Joseph, Missouri, twice on Friday, Feb. 2, and then once Saturday, Feb. 3. On Friday, they would beat Truman State […] READ MORE

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Sunday, April 24 was senior day for the Griffons. In their final home match of the season, Lindsay Beger, Denise Chiao, Sarah Giraldo and Meara Smith were able to go out in a big way against Lindenwood. In singles matches, both squads were neck and neck. Western claimed a win in the No. 1 spot […] READ MORE

Western tennis made a quick recovery over the weekend after falling hard. The Griffons opened up the weekend on Friday, April 15 against the Bearcats of Southwest Baptist. In singles matches, Southwest Baptist cleaned up with a complete sweep. Yasmine El Ghazi fell 6-2, 6-2 in the No. 1 spot. At the No. 2 spot, […] READ MORE

The Griffons had a home stay this weekend, facing Washburn, Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State. On Thursday, April 7, Western had a strong showing against the Ichabods in dual matches. In the No. 1 spot, Yasmine El Ghazi took her match 6-3, 7-6. Sarah Giraldo claimed a 6-4, 6-3 win in the No. 2 spot. […] READ MORE

Western tennis will kick off the spring season in Red Oak, Iowa as they take on the Graceland University Yellowjackets. Western went 1-0 in the fall in non-tournament matches, with a narrow 5-4 victory over William Jewell. Head coach Shawn Becker says the team’s goals are set much higher for this spring. “Coming off the […] READ MORE

As Missouri Western honored seniors Ceara Boldridge and Kayla Dysart, the women’s tennis team went 1-1 on Saturday, sweeping Lincoln (9-0) but losing to  No. 19 Southwest Baptist 4-5. The Griffons managed to grab all six wins in singles matches and all three in doubles this past Saturday. Senior Dysart said it felt pretty good […] READ MORE

The senior from Overland Park, Kansas wasn’t just a tennis player. Ceara Boldridge was an all-around athlete at one point in her life. She was a dancer, she played a little softball, basketball, ran track all four years of high school and also participated in some gymnastics. Boldridge may be know to be a great […] READ MORE

The Griffons earned its second MIAA victory of the season this past weekend at home against Fort Hays. The Griffons found success in their doubles matches, winning all three. Sarah Giraldo and Yasmine El Ghazi dominated their opponents, winning in the No. 1 spot, 8-2. The Griffons’ Denise Chiao and Kayla Dysart finished out the […] READ MORE

The Griffon Women’s tennis team grabbed its first MIAA win of the season in a 6-3 victory over Lindenwood. The Griffons are 4-2 overall and 1-1 in MIAA play, already matching last season’s MIAA win total and the overall win total from a season ago. The Griffons take on 10-2 Nebraska-Kearney Thursday at 2 p.m. […] READ MORE

The Griffon Women’s Tennis team went 2-0 in the preseason. With those two wins, they’re looking forward to a great opportunity at qualifying this year. The Griffons were joined by a new full-time head coach, Chris Canady, and have already seen some great improvements all around. Senior Ceara Bulridge played in all 15 matches last […] READ MORE

Tennis is not a part-time job now that the Griffons have their first full-time head coach in school history. Recently hired head coach Chris Canady brings a wide variety of skills and experiences to both the team and the athletic department. Canady played and coached Division II tennis in the MIAA conference for Southwest Baptist […] READ MORE

Western tennis aims to claim their first victory of the season against Lincoln. In the 2013 season, the Griffons had no problems with Lincoln, winning 9-0. Winning two singles and four doubles with Denise Chiao, Lindsay Beger is ready to meet the Blue Tigers again. “In the past, they haven’t been a concern. Just because […] READ MORE

The Griffon tennis team is hoping a couple of home matches will turn this season around. This season, things are not going the way the Griffons had planned. With an overall record of 0-10, the tennis season is coming to an end, with only four matches left to play. “Our season is going better than […] READ MORE

Western tennis hopes that being positive, playing more matches, and being more consistent will help them going into their match against Emporia State. The Emporia State Hornets have an overall record of 10-3, and are 3-1 in MIAA play. The Griffons have an overall record of 0-9. They hope that their positive play will help […] READ MORE

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Western tennis hopes that being positive, playing more matches, and being more consistent will help them going into their match against Empori… READ MORE

The Western women’s tennis team is welcoming their new head coach, Tom Smith, and he has a game plan for victory. Although this is Smith’s first year coaching tennis at Western, he has high hopes for the upcoming season. “This year of tennis will be a good year,” Smith said. Last season, the Griffons ended […] READ MORE

Tom Smith, the former head coach for Men’s basketball at Western, emerges from retirement to take on coaching the Women’s tennis team. After 25 years at the helm of the Men’s basketball team at Western, Smith retired last March. He leads the program in all-time wins, accumulating over 600 in his 38 years of being […] READ MORE

Griffon tennis will finish the season 6-16 overall and 2-9 in MIAA play, ending the season in eleventh place in the conference. With the season ending on cancelation due to rain in Baldwin, Kansas at Baker University the Griffons couldn’t end the season with a win.The matchup was canceled and will not be rescheduled. The […] READ MORE

The Griffon tennis team fought gusty winds on Saturday afternoon as they battled Lincoln University in MIAA match play. Western won its second straight match and third out of their last four after defeating the Lincoln Tigers 9-0, improving their record to 6-13 and 2-8 in MIAA play with the victory. “The wind today wasn’t […] READ MORE

Missouri Western tennis showed promising signs in their hard fought battle against Evangel University, but fell 5-4 in their non-conference matchup on their home court at the St. Joseph Tennis and Swim Club. With this loss, the Griffons fall to 3-11 (0-6 MIAA) on the year and made it their 10 straight loss of the […] READ MORE

The Missouri Western tennis team got off to a rough start in their MIAA and home opener, getting defeated 9-0 by  Northeastern State University. The Griffons fall to 3-3 on the season and 0-1 in conference play after going 3-2 in the fall season. Denise Chiao played the most competitive match of the Griffons, falling […] READ MORE

Missouri Western Tennis team has started out the season with a solid 3-3 record. This is a big improvement from last year, considering the fact the team only won three games total, with two of the three wins coming from conference-opponent Lincoln. This year’s squad is fairly young, with the majority of the team being […] READ MORE

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Missouri Western’s Tennis season is underway, and already things are looking up from last year. The 2010 Tennis season is well behind coach Ron Selkirk and his team. The season is over; done; finished. 2011 has started and there could not be better news surrounding the tennis team. Last year, finishing with a record of […] READ MORE

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The Missouri Western women’s tennis team has been having a rough season so far and things didn’t get any better for the girls this past Wednesday. The Griffons fell 9-0 to Northwest Missouri State in St. Joseph on April 24. “I think that you have to forget that they are as good as they are […] READ MORE

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The Missouri Western tennis team took another loss on the season when they competed against the Washburn Lady Blues on Friday, April 9, placing them at 1-10 overall. READ MORE

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The 1-6 Missouri Western tennis team hoped to end their four game losing streak, but couldn’t pull out the win as they faced the 4-3 Truman State Bulldogs on Tuesday, Mar. 30 in St. Joseph, Mo. The sun was shining and the temperature was ideal as the Griffons battled to get a much needed win […] READ MORE

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The Missouri Western Griffons traveled to Bolivar, Missouri, the weekend of March 5 to take on Southwest Baptist University and dominated the field as they swept the first meeting with the Bearcats. After losing all four games against Fort Hays the weekend before, the Griffons were looking to turn things around and improve their record. […] READ MORE

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The determined women of the Missouri Western tennis team were busy this week, having played a four game stretch at home which ended Saturday against Minnesota State- Mankato. Western opened the stretch of matches on April 1, against the 26th ranked Washburn Lady Blues. Although the Griffons gave a valiant effort, they ultimately lost, 9-0, […] READ MORE