• Netball's point had levelled the scores at 2-2 overall.

    Teesside regain Varsity title with big win over Sunderland

    March 23, 2017 at 11:18 am

    University of Sunderland were unable to retain their Tees Wear Varsity crown as they fell to a heavy defeat to Teesside University on Wednesday. The Wearsiders claimed wins in American football, cricket, netball and basketball. Rowing shared a point in contentious circumstances, adding to Sunderland’s equestrian victory from earlier in the […]

  • Men's tennis gave Teesside a run for their money on Wednesday.

    Men’s tennis taste narrow Varsity defeat in Teesside

    March 23, 2017 at 10:30 am

    University of Sunderland men’s tennis 1sts were defeated 4-2 by an impressive Teesside outfit in the Tees-Wear Varsity on Wednesday afternoon. Teesside won three of the four singles matches while the points were shared in the doubles. Sunderland’s team consisted of captain Phil Rudd, president Paddy Horne, Jordan Wilson and […]

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    Captain Phil Rudd hails 2016 as success for tennis team

    January 13, 2017 at 10:56 am

    After a poor start to the season, mainly down to a lack of players and injuries to key players, the University of Sunderland men’s tennis team have put in a string of solid performances to stay away from relegation. Konstantinos Avelos and Andrew Waddell have been brilliant this season, as […]

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    Tennis club chairman calls for a “radical rethink” in national tennis

    December 15, 2016 at 11:56 am

    The new Silksworth Tennis Club chairman Ian Rawlinson believes the Lawn Tennis Association must change their views at grassroots level in order to create more world class talent. Last month Andy Murray became world number one in men’s tennis, the first male Briton to accomplish this feat. Yet the United Kingdom […]

  • Paddy Horne (left) and Phil Rudd (right) in action against York last season.

    Sunderland tennis gain vital away point at Hull

    December 9, 2016 at 11:55 am

    University of Sunderland men won an important point in their bid to avoid relegation after drawing away to table-toppers Hull. After gaining a walkover win last week against Teesside, Sunderland looked to carry on their momentum when travelling to Humberside. Konstantinos Avelos played out an entertaining match with his opponent, eventually […]

  • Tennis captain Phil Rudd.

    Tennis captain Rudd confident ahead of Teesside clash

    November 30, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    University of Sunderland’s tennis captain Phil Rudd is confident his side can register their first league victory of the season when they travel to local rivals Teesside on Wednesday afternoon. After three draws and one defeat, Sunderland sit fifth in the men’s Northern 4B, just one place behind today’s opponents, and Rudd […]

  • Tennis captain Phil Rudd.

    Captain Rudd confident of promotion next season

    November 24, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    University of Sunderland tennis captain Phil Rudd is confident they can push on for promotion next season. Andrew Waddell has been one of Sunderland’s best players this season, but is leaving after Christmas. “Losing Andrew is a very big loss, he has been an important player for us this season […]

  • Maxime Noyer (left) and Phil Rudd (right)

    Sunderland tennis men take draw despite dominance over Bradford

    November 18, 2016 at 8:51 am

    University of Sunderland’s tennis 1sts drew 3-3 at home to Bradford on Wednesday despite having to concede two matches. While facing an uphill task from the start due to the absence of captain Phil Rudd, which resulted in the two forfeits, the home side played well throughout and managed to […]

  • Sunderland captain Phil rudd was unable to lead his side to cup success at Chester. Credit: Jamie Goodenough

    Sunderland tennis 1sts knocked out of the cup by Chester

    November 10, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Sunderland’s University tennis team suffered a narrow defeat as they were knocked out of the Northern Conference Cup by Chester men’s 2nds. It was always going to be tough for a travelling Sunderland side, who were forced to make the long trip with only three players due to several members […]

  • Maxime Noyer (left) and Phil Rudd (right)

    Rudd looking forward to tennis cup match against Chester

    November 9, 2016 at 10:28 am

    University of Sunderland tennis captain Phil Rudd is looking forward to this week’s cup match away to Chester 2nds. Sunderland reached the second round of the Northern Conference Cup after a victory over Hull men’s 2nds a fortnight ago and Rudd is hopeful of progressing further in the competition. “A […]