University tennis

  • Men's tennis were one of the success stories of Sunderland's Clash of the Minsters last week.

    Sunderland men’s tennis defeat York St John at COTM

    October 6, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Sunderland claimed three of four wins in the singles followed by victories in both doubles matches against York St John to seal the points at Clash of the Minsters on Wednesday. Andrew Waddell kicked Sunderland off with a battling win, eventually coming through 10-7 in a tiebreak, while Paddy Horne defeated […]

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

    Nicholson looking to promotion next year after Varsity triumph

    May 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Joseph Nicholson, of The University of Sunderland men’s tennis side, is hoping the 1sts can clinch promotion next year after a strong season. The tennis side also ran riot against Teesside during the end of season Varsity win, winning by a perfect score of 6-0. Nicholson, who made his Varsity […]

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

    Rudd targets promotion after strong season for men’s Tennis 1sts

    May 5, 2016 at 11:00 am

    University of Sunderland men’s Tennis captain Phil Rudd is looking to the future after a successful season that saw the men’s 1sts only just miss out on promotion from the fourth tier. A draw with Durham University 5ths in Sunderland’s penultimate game of the season made it mathematically impossible for […]

  • Sunderland and Teesside women's football teams in action at Southern Areas Playing Fields.

    Sunderland crowned Tees-Wear Varsity champions

    April 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    The University of Sunderland have won the 2016 Tees-Wear Varsity in one of the closest contested competitions in recent history, as they beat Teesside University 13-12. With over 12 hours of sport taking place across Sunderland and 25 fixtures taking place, Sunderland edged out their Teesside rivals by the narrowest […]

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

    Nicholson looking to impress at Varsity after strong season

    April 26, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Joseph Nicholson is relishing the prospect of making his first Tees-Wear Varsity appearance for the University of Sunderland’s tennis side tomorrow afternoon. Nicholson has impressed during his first year with the tennis sides, starting the year as a key member of the 2nds team before breaking through into the 1sts […]

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

    ‘It’s been a positive season’ says tennis captain Rudd

    April 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    The University of Sunderland’s Tennis captain, Phil Rudd, says it’s been a ‘positive season’ for the men’s 1st team despite missing out on promotion. Sunderland finished 3rd in the Northern 4B League, after challenging near the top of the table for most of the campaign. Injuries to key players Konstantinos […]

  • 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 […]