Posts Tagged: Tennis

Hemry earns first college wins in singles, doubles for Westmont

February 27, 2020

Anchorage’s Christine Hemry posted her first wins for Westmont College tennis in singles and doubles. She also suffered her first heartbreaking loss. Hemry dropped a topsy-turvy three-set decision at women’s No. 5 singles to Alice Marques of Fresno Pacific by a 6-0, 2-6, 6-2 count. Sometimes even in defeat a player’s winning character is revealed…. Read more »

Lewis receives first ATP point with doubles victory in Guam

June 7, 2019

Anchorage’s Eddie Lewis recently made Alaska tennis history after winning his first doubles match on the International Tennis Federation World Tour at a M15 Futures event in Guam. The 24-year-old second-year pro player joined Japan’s Masayoshi Ono to defeat a Swedish duo 6-2, 7-6 (2) in the Round of 16 before dropping a 6-2, 6-3… Read more »

Lewis grateful to grind on ITF tour, lifts Alaska tennis in process

August 18, 2018

Anchorage’s Eddie Lewis is living his dream, but it’s hardly a walk in the clouds. The 23-year-old is playing his rookie season on the professional International Tennis Federation and traveling the world doing the thing he loves the most. He has played tournaments in Florida, Mexico, Morocco and now South Korea. “Life of tour for… Read more »

Lewis participates in first-ever ITF Futures event in Morocco

July 14, 2018

Eddie Lewis of Anchorage has accomplished a lot of firsts for Alaska tennis lately. He’s likely the first Alaskan to play on the International Tennis Federation tour and now he’s the first to play in the ITF’s new Futures event on the clay in Morocco. The 23-year-old dropped a 6-1, 6-2 decision to former ATP… Read more »

Williams pushes career win total to 174 for Abilene Christian

February 26, 2018

Whitney Williams of Anchorage enjoyed a perfect performance on the court as she swept both her singles and doubles matches for Abilene Christian in Texas. The senior outscored opponents from New Mexico and Midwestern State by a combined 42-22. Williams, of South High fame, increased her career win total to 174, which is 49 victories… Read more »

Williams passes Lewis for most college wins by an Alaskan

November 23, 2017

Back in 2009, Whitney Williams moved to Alaska and the first opponent she faced in her first tennis tournament was Emma Lewis. It’s fitting because the two players have been linked ever since. The younger Williams beat Lewis in three sets that day, but since then she’s always looked up to Lewis, who is four… Read more »

Williams wins doubles title, moves closer to state record for wins

October 13, 2017

Whitney Williams of Anchorage collect her sixth career doubles title with the Abilene Christian University women’s tennis team in Dallas, Texas. Maybe more importantly, though, she moved closer to a coveted record among Alaska players. With 116 career victories, Williams is now within single digits of matching the state record of 125 set by Anchorage’s… Read more »

Lewis drops three-setter thriller at USTA Grass Court Nationals

August 15, 2017

Anchorage’s Eddie Lewis reached the Round of 32 at the USTA Grass Court Tennis Championships at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. Unfortunately, he dropped a three-set decision to Benjamin Maxwell of St. Pete Beach, Florida. Lewis, of South High fame, lost 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 for a chance to advance to… Read more »

Williams surpasses 100 career wins at Abilene Christian

April 20, 2017

Abilene Christian junior Whitney Williams of Anchorage remained undefeated in doubles in Southland Conference action with another victory against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. That win, coupled with her victory at No. 3 singles the same day, pushed the tennis star over the century mark in career victories for the NCAA D1 school in Texas. Williams, of… Read more »

Lewis improves to 3-0 at No. 1 singles for Eckerd College

April 7, 2017

Something about the top spot brings out the best in Eddie Lewis of Anchorage. Eckerd College’s lone senior was honored before the match and then went out and earned dominant wins in doubles and singles against Webber International in St. Petersburg, Florida. Lewis, of South High fame, had little trouble dispatching Jordi Rossello 6-1 and… Read more »