University tennis

  • Sharapova admitted in January to failing a drugs test. Picture credit: Vincent Thian/AP/Press Association Images

    Rudd believes Sharapova controversy could be a good thing for tennis

    April 8, 2016 at 11:00 am

    The University of Sunderland’s Tennis 1sts captain, Phil Rudd, believes the doping scandal surrounding Maria Sharapova could benefit the sport in the future. After admitting in January that she failed a drugs test at this year’s Australian Open, Sharapova faces a potential ban from tennis and has been provisionally suspended. […]

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

    Men’s Tennis 1sts suffer heavy defeat in final match

    March 18, 2016 at 10:38 am

    University of Sunderland men’s Tennis 1sts suffered a heavy defeat in their final match of the season as they were beaten 12-0 by Leeds Beckett University (Carnegie) 5ths. Following last week’s draw with Durham University 5ths, it was mathematically impossible for Sunderland to gain promotion from the fourth tier despite […]

  • Sunderland's Konstantinos Axelos in action earlier this season

    Sunderland Tennis 1sts promotion hopes ended by Durham

    March 11, 2016 at 9:51 am

    The University of Sunderland’s men’s Tennis 1sts’ promotion hopes were ended after they drew 6-6 with Durham University 5ths on Wednesday. Sunderland had to win their penultimate fixture of the season at the Silksworth Tennis Centre and their last match away at Leeds Beckett University (Carnegie) 5ths to stand a […]

  • North East tennis facilities should produce more top players

    North East tennis facilities should produce more top players

    March 5, 2016 at 11:30 am

    There are “not many clubs in Europe” that have the same quality indoor courts as those at Silksworth Tennis Centre – according to Greek player Konstantinos Axelos. However, the lack of North East representation at the recent Aegon GB-Pro Series event, held at the Sunderland venue, proves that the area […]

  • Tennis captain Phil Rudd.

    Tennis 2nds may have to fold unless numbers improve says Rudd

    December 11, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    University of Sunderland tennis captain Phil Rudd has admitted that the men’s 2nd team may have to fold after conceding two fixtures in a row. The Wearsiders are bottom of the Northern 5B division, after they failed to field a team for their away match against York St John University […]

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

    University Tennis 1sts close gap on leaders with Northumbria win

    December 10, 2015 at 9:52 am

    University of Sunderland men’s Tennis 1sts dominated from the start as they thrashed Northumbria 2nds 12-0 at Silksworth to keep the pressure on Northern 4B league leaders Leeds Carnegie. The hosts took advantage of the available indoor courts and wrapped up the victory early when all four Sunderland players won […]

  • Axelos (right) on the outdoor Sliksworth courts (Credit: James Goodenough)

    University tennis captain confident of doing Northumbria double

    December 8, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    University of Sunderland men’s tennis 1st team captain Phil Rudd is “very confident” his side can do the league double over Northumbria 2nds ahead of their Silksworth clash on Wednesday. Sunderland should be unchanged from the team that defeated Northumbria 8-4 at Gosforth in October, the same lineup earned a […]

  • Tennis coordinator Wigham hopes positive feeling can continue

    Tennis coordinator Wigham hopes positive feeling can continue

    December 5, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    It’s testament to those involved in the University of Sunderland’s Tennis team that two teams are fielded most weeks to compete in the BUCS leagues. Though football, rugby and American football all take precedent over the less popular sports, it still may come as a surprise that getting eight tennis […]

  • Wigham (bottom right) was key to Sunderland's result vs. Leeds

    Sunderland men’s tennis 1sts end Leeds Beckett’s winning run

    December 3, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Konstantinos Axelos was “always confident” of sealing the win that ended Leeds Beckett 5ths 12-match BUCS league winning streak, as they drew 6-6 with Sunderland men’s 1sts at Silksworth in the Northern 4B division. After a last minute move to the indoor courts, captain Phil Rudd and Paddy Horne both […]

  • Tennis 2nds set for “difficult” Hull test

    Tennis 2nds set for “difficult” Hull test

    December 2, 2015 at 9:16 am

    The University of Sunderland men’s Tennis 2nd team travel to Hull to take on University of Hull mens 2nds, as they look for their first win of the season. Sunderland face a Hull side that sit two places and one point above them in the Northern 5B division, having drawn […]