Tennis

  • Aegon GB Pro-Series gets underway in Sunderland

    Aegon GB Pro-Series gets underway in Sunderland

    October 31, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    The Aegon GB Pro-Series Sunderland got underway on Monday as eight female players made it through qualifying to reach the main draw. Teenager Aleksandra Pitak caused the biggest upset of the day by beating the higher ranked Alice Gillan. Pitak, who also beat Gillan at a similar event in Wirral […]

     
  • Top tennis players head to Sunderland for GB Pro-Series

    Top tennis players head to Sunderland for GB Pro-Series

    October 30, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    The Sunderland Tennis Centre will play host to some of Britain’s best female tennis players this week in the Aegon GB Pro-Series Sunderland. Qualifying for the 32-place singles draw takes place today, with the final scheduled for Saturday 4 November. Some players will also compete in a doubles event throughout […]

     
  • Both sides have been in close-knit matches this season.

    Sunderland University return to BUCS action

    October 11, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Nineteen teams from the University of Sunderland return to action as today as they start their BUCS seasons. A week on from defeat in the Clash of the Minsters against York St John, Sunderland’s students kick off their league campaigns in the British University & Colleges Sport divisions this afternoon. […]

     
  • York St John won all three Netball fixtures at this year's Clash of the Minsters

    York beat Sunderland to Clash of Minsters crown

    October 4, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    University of Sunderland suffered defeat in the Clash of the Minsters as York St John were crowned 18-8 winners. The annual curtain-raiser to the university sporting year took place in York with both universities competing across 26 sports and it was the home side who comfortably won in the end. […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Silksworth Tennis Centre

    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 […]

     
  • Silksworth Tennis Centre

    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 […]