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Varsity spring sports obituaries: An unceremonious ending for graduating athletes

Sarah Parr, Director of Business Operations

April 27, 2020

Women’s varsity sports Today we mourn the senior students on Case Western Reserve University’s women’s varsity track and field, and softball teams’ chances to finish their collegiate sport career the way they’d always planned.  Softball seniors include Nicole Carty, Melissa Cuellar, Iliss...

Men’s tennis places well at ITA Indoor Nationals

Men’s tennis places well at ITA Indoor Nationals

Shreya Ramani, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

This past weekend, CWRU Men’s Tennis traveled to St. Peter, Minnesota to compete in the ITA Indoor National Championships hosted by Gustavus Adolphus College. They went into the weekend with a perfect 5-0 record over their previous opponents and two nationally ranked players. The duo of James Hoppe...

Women’s Tennis Splits Weekend at Home

Grace Despres, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

The weekend of Feb. 22 and 23 brought two opportunities for the Case Western Reserve University women’s tennis team to improve their 3-2 record. The first match was against the fierce competition of the No. 7-ranked Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) on Saturday, Feb. 22. The second, a match against...

Women’s tennis has strong performance on the road

Women’s tennis wins two weekend matches.

Grace Despres, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2020

The women’s tennis team of Case Western Reserve University had a full Valentine’s Day weekend, with a game on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Spartans were on the road all three games, traveling to Holland, Michigan last Friday to play the 28th ranked Hope College, followed by a match against the...

Men’s tennis sweeps opening weekend

Grace Despres, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

Case Western Reserve University’s men’s tennis team hit the ground running this season with three consecutive wins in their opening weekend on Feb. 7. The Spartans, who are 12th ranked in Division III, started the spring semester with a 9-0 win over the University of Northwestern Ohio, in Toledo...

Spartan track team squared up against CMU in the annual Battle for the Obelisk

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

January 30, 2020

This past weekend was the annual “Battle for the Obelisk” track event against Carnegie Mellon University. “The Duel,” as it is commonly known, is hosted by Case Western Reserve University, and has been a fierce competition between the teams over the years. This year, the Spartans fell to the ...

First-year tennis player thanks the team for making her transition to college easier

First-year tennis player thanks the team for making her transition to college easier

Medha Nayak, Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

Cristina Hoog, who goes by Nina, is a first-year tennis player on the Case Western Reserve University tennis team. Academically, Hoog plans to major in biomedical engineering. While she says that playing on the tennis team is challenging in terms of time management, she also believes that it has been...

First-year runner appreciates the structure and discipline the track team provides

First-year runner appreciates the structure and discipline the track team provides

Medha Nayak, Sports Editor

December 6, 2019

Ellijah Fragnoli is a first-year member of Case Western Reserve University’s track team. He plans to major in biomedical engineering. What is your favorite part of being on the track team? Why?  My favorite part about being on the track team is the structure dynamic that it puts in my life....

Women’s tennis leads the way at the ITA Regionals

Medha Nayak, Sports Editor

October 4, 2019

Case Western Reserve University’s women’s tennis team competed at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III Central Regional Championships from Sept.19 to Sept. 21. The tournament took place in Kalamazoo, Michigan. On the first day of the tournament, both doubles teams moved to the next ...

CWRU men’s tennis make their mark

Medha Nayak, Sports Editor

September 20, 2019

This weekend, the men’s tennis team opened their season at the Villanova Invitational. The tournament lasted three days, from Sept. 13-15, and took place in Pennsylvania. This is the first time that the Spartans have competed in this tournament. The Invitational featured a number of Division I ten...

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