Posts Tagged: Tennis

Friday Flashback: Lewis lifts Bowdoin to NCAA Elite 8 in 2012

May 29, 2020

Anchorage tennis player Emma Lewis made her name in doubles at Bowdoin College, but her claim to fame came in singles. In 2012, she rallied for a thrilling three-set victory in the decisive match to lift Bowdoin to a 5-4 win over Middlebury in the NCAA D3 national tournament. Lewis, of South High fame, came… Read more »

Olmstead stellar on the Diamond for the Wolves

May 24, 2020

Eagle River High School’s Braden Olmstead graduates after an outstanding baseball career. His senior season was canceled due to COVID-19, but during his first three years of high school Braden was a two-time team MVP, at two-time All Conference pitcher, and a two-time All Conference outfielder. Braden also played football, basketball, and tennis for the… Read more »

South High baseball standout Webster to play D1 for Utah

May 21, 2020

South High School’s Gage Webster is off to pitch for the University of Utah after a decorated high school career on the diamond and in the classroom. The left handed pitcher won numerous awards over his four years on the Wolverines varsity squad including being invited to the 2020 Langley Blaze Scout team, the 2019… Read more »

Debenham sisters leave Dimond undefeated in tennis

May 5, 2020

Dimond tennis standouts Layna and Kate Debenham won the girls doubles tennis State Championship three-straight years in their sophomore through senior years. The twin sisters remained undefeated for all three years they played tennis for the Lynx. They were also active in high school volleyball and soccer.  They will both attend Brigham Young University in… Read more »

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 »