The Horizon

Freshman Connor Mason returns a volley against Asbury's Duarte Teixeira at #5 singles on March 27. Mason fell behind early in the match before rallying back to win the match 4-6, 6-3, 1-0(8).

Men’s Tennis drops close match to Asbury

Despite multiple close matches, Grenadiers fall 4-3, extending losing streak against Eagles
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor March 28, 2021

Despite a 2-3 start to the spring portion of their season, the IU Southeast Men's Tennis team caught their footing as they began River States Conference play. The mostly youthful Grenadiers started the...

Freshman Adalyn De Witt goes back near the fence to return a deep shot against Asbury's Kendall Jablonowski on March 27.

Women’s Tennis gets blown away by Asbury

Audrey De Witt records lone singles victory as Grenadiers fall 6-1, extending losing streak against Eagles
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor March 28, 2021

Despite starting the spring season 1-3, the IU Southeast Women's Tennis squad hit their stride when they began River States Conference play earlier this month. Beginning with a narrow 4-3 victory over...

Freshman Audrey De Witt prepares to receive a service from Georgetown's Maci Ferguson during the Grenadiers' home match against the Tigers on Feb. 27. De Witt fell behind in #1 singles before rallying back to win 3-6, 6-3, 10-5.

Women’s Tennis falls to #22 Georgetown

De Witt sisters capture top two singles courts, but it's not enough as #22 Tigers cruise to 5-2 victory
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor March 1, 2021

The IU Southeast Women's Tennis team looked to rebound after losing their season opener against Campbellsville University. The Tigers, who are currently receiving votes in the NAIA Top 25, dominated the...

Sophomore Jerid Inman prepares to serve to Georgetown's Hunter Nosek during the Grenadiers' home match against the Tigers on Feb. 27. Inman defeated Nosek at #3 Singles 6-0, 6-3

Men’s Tennis tames Georgetown

Grenadiers drop only one court en route to dominant 6-1 victory against Tigers
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor March 1, 2021

The IU Southeast Men's Tennis team got their season started on a slightly sour note, dropping their first two contests of the spring. A 7-0 loss to Bellarmine followed by a 6-1 defeat against #25 Campbellsville...

IUS Tennis Coach Joe Epkey gives his Men's Tennis squad a last-minute pep talk prior to their 2020 home opener against #16 Campbellsville.

Young tennis squads prep for run at RSC titles

Men's and Women's Tennis both look to make noise in RSC despite fielding young teams
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor February 19, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic first wreaked havoc across the nation in March 2020, the NAIA soon decided to cancel the spring sports season. Alongside the historic 2020 campaigns of the baseball and softball...

Junior Lauren Winchell prepares to receive a serve during a double header against Kentucky Wesleyan and Brescia on Friday, March 22, 2019. Photo by IUS Athletics, used with permission.

IUS Women’s Tennis preps for spring 2020 season

Grenadiers fielding mix of experience and youth in deep conference field
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor February 10, 2020

The IU Southeast Women’s Tennis team had a solid showing in 2019, going 10-11 overall and finishing with a 6-1 record in River States Conference play—good for the second seed in the RSC Tournament....

Brock Winchell prepares to serve during a match against Asbury University on April 11, 2019.

IUS Tennis preps for spring 2020 season

Men’s team to rely on experienced stars amidst tough conference field
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor February 10, 2020

The IUS Men’s Tennis team had another strong run in 2019. Despite finishing with an overall record of 11-11, they posted a 4-1 record in River States Conference play, giving them the second seed in the...

Daulton Fensler hustles to answer a serve sent down the line. Fensler hopes to travel far with the men’s squad this postseason.

Epkey’s squads load for RSC Tournament

IU Southeast tennis squads come back from slow season start, prepare for deep postseason run
Brandon Miniard, Staff Reporter April 15, 2019

Starting in the fall of 2018, the IU Southeast men’s and women’s tennis squads embarked on a 2018-19 campaign that started slowly. Rain-outs and matches against several schools ranked in both NAIA...

Photo by Dustin Kiefer.

Competition breeds Success

Joe Epkey, IU Southeast tennis coach, used a competitive childhood to gain an edge in the game of tennis
Samuel Murphy, Sports Director August 21, 2018

Joe Epkey is entering his sixth season at the helm of the Grenadier men’s and women’s tennis teams, but the sport has been a part of his life from the very beginning. With his father as a coach,...

IUS women’s tennis team tops Kentucky Wesleyan

Tyler Clerkin, Staff Reporter October 4, 2016

The IUS women's tennis team faced off against Kentucky Wesleyan College on Tuesday Oct. 4.  The Grenadiers were able to take the match 9-0 as they were able to pick up a win at every spot. This would...

IUS men’s and women’s tennis teams take care of business vs. Berea

Tyler Clerkin, Staff Reporter September 25, 2016

The IUS Men’s and Women’s tennis teams faced off against Berea College on Sunday September 25. Each team went on to win their matches 9-0 making them 1-0 this season. Each player for both IU Southeast...

The Mental Fatigue Factor

A look into how student athletes deal with the stress of juggling big time sports and big time classes.
Enrique Bryan, Staff Reporter March 21, 2016

Pitcher Chris Kemp said sometimes athletes can be their own biggest obstacles. He said it’s easy for them to overthink when on the field. “It’s easy in baseball to go get inside your own head,”...

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