Posts Tagged: Tennis

Williams, doubles partner advance to Ojai Valley tourney final

May 5, 2016

An old foe prevented Anchorage’s Whitney Williams from claiming a title at one of the oldest events in college tennis. Williams and her Abilene Christian University doubles partner Erin Walker dropped a dramatic 8-7 defeat to teammates Kaysie Hermsdorf and Lucile Pothier in the women’s doubles championship at the 116th annual Ojai Valley Tournament in… Read more »

Abilene’s Williams named first team all-conference in Southland

April 20, 2016

Abilene Christian University tennis player Whitney Williams of Anchorage has earned first team Southland Conference honors in singles and honorable mention in doubles. The sophomore was voted the best No. 5 singles player in the NCAA D1 conference after posting a 17-2 record. Overall she is 19-5 and currently riding a 13-match winning streak. Williams,… Read more »

Burghart pulls out 3-set singles win, improves to 6-3 in Big Sky

April 10, 2016

The tennis season hasn’t always gone exactly the way Eastern Washington University junior Rendell Burghart of Anchorage wanted. He has lost more matches than he has won overall this season, but he never stopped fighting and was dropping sets to tiebreakers. His hard work was rewarded against Montana State. Burghart, of Dimond High fame, rallied… Read more »

Williams wins 10th straight singles match for Abilene Christian

April 5, 2016

Anchorage’s Whitney Williams extended her singles winning streak to 10 matches as she continues to play some of the best tennis of her life for Abilene Christian University in Texas. The sophomore rallied for a 7-6, 1-6, 7-6 victory over Maider Martin of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at No. 5 singles. Williams, of South High fame,… Read more »

Williams rallies from seemingly certain defeat to win in third set

March 27, 2016

The score was as bad as it could get on a tennis court, yet Whitney Williams of Anchorage remained cool, calm and confident. The Abilene Christian University sophomore faced remarkably long odds after losing the first set of her No. 5 singles match against McNeese State and trailing 5-2 in the second. “I had a… Read more »

Williams picks up career win No. 40 with Abilene Christian tennis

March 8, 2016

Anchorage’s Whitney Williams won her 40th career tennis match with Abilene Christian University in Texas. The sophomore picked up three wins in one day – two against Temple, one against McMurry – during NCAA D1 action over the weekend. She has won 40 of 65 career singles and doubles matches. Williams, of South High fame,… Read more »

Burghart’s singles win clinches Eastern Washington victory

February 18, 2016

With the outcome of the college tennis meet in his hands, Rendell Burghart of Anchorage probably should have been unnerved by the pressure of the moment. Yet he wasn’t. He trusted his strokes and wound up sweeping his singles match to clinch Eastern Washington’s 5-4 win over Northern Colorado in NCAA D1 tennis action. “I… Read more »

Williams wins fourth career doubles title for Abilene Christian

November 16, 2015

There is something about the Grand Canyon Invitational in Phoenix, Arizona, that brings out the best in Anchorage tennis player Whitney Williams. Maybe it’s doubles partner Erin Walker. The Abilene Christian University teammates were paired for the first time this fall and it resulted in another title. Williams and Walker went 3-0 and won the… Read more »

Rumley wraps up Grinnell tennis career with doubles title

October 22, 2015

Julia Rumley of Anchorage went out a winner. The Grinnell College senior tennis player won her final tournament with doubles partner Syndey Banach at the Midwest Conference Women’s Tennis Championships in Madison, Wisconsin. They ran away with the No. 3 doubles event, outscoring opponents 24-4 in three NCAAA D3 matches. Rumley, of East High fame,… Read more »

Rumley reaches 80-win milestone for Grinnell College

October 7, 2015

Anchorage’s Julia Rumley is off to the best start in her Grinnell College tennis career. The senior baseliner has won eight of her first 10 matches for the NCAA D3 school in Iowa and surpassed the 80-win milestone in the process. Rumley, of East High fame, is 1-0 in singles and 7-2 in doubles. She… Read more »