Posts Tagged: Tennis

Williams wins top doubles flight at Air Force Invitational

September 22, 2015

Whitney Williams of Anchorage learned a ton about the game of tennis after just one season at Abilene Christian University in Texas. But you can’t teach chemistry. Luckily for Williams that part comes easy. Armed with a new doubles partner, the 20-year-old Alaskan prevailed in all three matches and to win the top flight doubles… Read more »

Williams ends summer tour with doubles run to semifinals

August 21, 2015

Anchorage’s Whitney Williams ended the ITA Summer Circuit on a high note and should take plenty of momentum into the college tennis season. The 19-year-old won four of six matches at the final stop of the series at Texas A&M, including a pair with doubles partner Erin Walker. Williams and Walker are teammates at Abilene… Read more »

Rumley ends tennis season on strong note with doubles partner

May 5, 2015

Grinnell College junior Julia Rumley of Anchorage found the winning touch at the end of the tennis season. She and doubles partner Sydney Banach won their final four matches and finished the year 9-1, including an 8-0 mark in dual meets. Rumley, of East High fame, won 13 of 19 doubles matches overall and has… Read more »

Already armed with 21 wins, Williams aims for more with ACU

April 16, 2015

Abilene Christian University tennis player Whitney Williams of Anchorage has been victorious 21 times this season as a freshman at the NCAA D1 level. It has been one of the best college seasons by a player from Alaska, but she isn’t finished. Williams, of South High fame, will conclude the Southland Conference season this weekend… Read more »

Williams unbeatable on college tennis court these days

April 3, 2015

Abilene Christian University’s Whitney Williams of Anchorage has been unbeatable lately. Singles, doubles, it doesn’t matter. The freshman tennis player extended her winning streak in each event during a 4-3 loss to McNeese in NCAA D1 Southland Conference action in Louisiana. Williams, of South High fame, teamed with doubles partner Erin Walker for an 8-6… Read more »

Williams has successful week for Abilene Christian tennis

March 24, 2015

Freshman Whitney Williams of Anchorage scored nearly half the points for the Abilene Christian University women’s tennis team during a three-meet week on the road. Abilene Christian beat Tyler Junior College 6-1, lost to Northwestern State 5-2 and lost to Stephen F. Austin 4-3. In all, Williams scored five of her team’s 11 team points…. Read more »

Rumley named Grinnell College Athlete of the Week

October 17, 2014

A perfect effort on the court earned Julia Rumley of Anchorage a nice reward. The junior tennis player was named Grinnell College Athlete of the Week after winning all six matches in singles and doubles as the Pioneers swept three conference opponents. Rumley, of East High fame, won her first match at No. 4 singles… Read more »

Burghart makes consolation finals at EWU Fall Classic

September 29, 2014

Rendell Burghart of Anchorage trusted his booming baseline game at the Eastern Washington University Fall Classic, using big forehands and backhands to make a strong showing to the start of his tennis season. Playing on his home court, the EWU sophomore thrived in the three-day tournament by winning two singles matches, losing another in three… Read more »

Williams wins first college doubles title in Oklahoma

September 23, 2014

Alaska isn’t necessarily known for producing top-notch college tennis talent, but Whitney Williams of Anchorage is changing that perception. The freshman at Abilene Christian University won a women’s doubles title at the University of Oklahoma Fall Invitational. This was just her second college event. Williams teamed with Carli Knezevich to go 3-0 in the Switzer… Read more »

Rumley playing the best tennis of her career for Grinnell

September 21, 2014

Julia Rumley of Anchorage has been unbeatable lately for the Grinnell College tennis team. The junior has won her last four doubles matches to go with a 4-0 record in singles for the NCAA D3 team in Iowa. In doubles, a new partner has made all the difference. After she lost her first four matches,… Read more »