2016-17 Women's Tennis Headlines

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    March 25, 2017
    Women's Tennis Blanks Oxford for Third Straight Victory The Oglethorpe women's tennis team continued its excellent run of play Saturday at the Downing Howell Courts, defeating Oxford 9-0 to improve to 7-3 on the season overall. The Stormy Petrels have won five of their last six matches, including three victories in a row dating back to March 19 at Berry.
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    March 23, 2017
    Oglethorpe Athletics to Celebrate Start of Division III Week with Cookout on Sunday, April 2 The Oglethorpe athletic department will celebrate the start of NCAA Division III Week on Sunday, April 2, with a cookout that will be ongoing during the baseball game against Centre and the men's lacrosse game against Hendrix that afternoon. The cookout will take place from noon to 3 p.m., and will be held at Petey's Party Pavilion, the landing overlooking right field at Anderson Field.
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    March 23, 2017
    Women's Tennis Grabs Second Straight Win, Defeats Agnes Scott 5-4 The Oglethorpe women's tennis team won their second consecutive match and have won four of their last five after a 5-4 victory over the Agnes Scott Scotties Thursday afternoon at the Downing Howell Courts. The Stormy Petrels clinched the dual match early, outscoring Agnes Scott 5-1 over the first six completed matches. The Scotties responded by winning the last three, but it didn't matter. The Petrels improved to 6-3 on the season with the victory.
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    March 19, 2017
    Women's Tennis Gets SAA Season off to Outstanding Start with 6-3 Win at Berry The Oglethorpe women's tennis team earned a victory Sunday afternoon in their SAA opener, defeating in-state opponent Berry 6-3 on the road for their first victory over the homestanding Vikings since the two schools joined the SAA. The victory improved the Stormy Petrels to 5-3 on the season overall, as well as 1-0 in SAA play.
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    March 13, 2017
    Wednesday Women's Tennis Match at Covenant Postponed Due to Forecast Inclement Weather The Oglethorpe women's tennis team's match on Wednesday afternoon atop Lookout Mountain against Covenant has been postponed due to forecast cold conditions. The forecast for Lookout Mountain on Wednesday currently calls for temperatures of around 35 degrees, with wind chills below 30 degrees, at the scheduled start time of the match. A makeup date has yet to be announced.
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    March 08, 2017
    Women's Tennis Falls to Haverford, 5-4, to Close Out Spring Break Trip An Oglethorpe women's tennis team depleted from playing five matches in four days gave it their all Wednesday against Haverford at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida, but they couldn't quite get over the hump against the Fords, falling 5-4 to close their stay in central Florida at 2-3 on the trip and 4-3 overall.
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    March 07, 2017
    Women's Tennis Sweeps Third Day of Spring Break Trip with Victories over Ursinus, Aquinas The Oglethorpe women's tennis team enjoyed an outstanding day on their spring break trip to central Florida Tuesday, earning a tight 5-4 victory over Ursinus in the morning in Kissimmee before heading back down to Orlando for 6-3 victory over Aquinas in the afternoon. The two wins improved the Stormy Petrels to 4-2 on the season, with match remaining in the team's spring break schedule.
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    March 06, 2017
    Women's Tennis Falls to Regionally-Ranked Methodist, 7-2 The Oglethorpe women's tennis team found themselves in another tough matchup against regionally-ranked Methodist Monday morning at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida. They hung tough for most of the match, entering singles play down 2-1, but couldn't hold on in the end, falling 7-2 to the Monarchs. The result dropped the Stormy Petrels to 2-2 on the season.
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    March 05, 2017
    Women's Tennis Suffers Tough 5-4 Loss to Regionally-Ranked Coe to Start Spring Break The Oglethorpe women's tennis team fought a tough battle against the regionally-ranked Coe Kohawks Sunday at the Lake Cane Tennis Center in Orlando, Florida, but fell 5-4 in the end. After coming back from 4-2 down to tie the dual match at 4-4, the Stormy Petrels fell in the final match at No. 5 singles to give the Kohawks the win. The result dropped Oglethorpe to 2-1 on the season.
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    February 28, 2017
    Wednesday Tennis Matches at Covenant Postponed The Oglethorpe tennis teams were scheduled to play Covenant on Lookout Mountain Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., but those matches have now been postponed due to forecast storms in north Georgia. The women's match will now take place March 15 at 4 p.m. and the men will play the Scots April 4 at 4 p.m. Both matches will still take place on Lookout Mountain in northwest Georgia.
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    February 27, 2017
    Women's Tennis Match with Agnes Scott Postponed Due to Rain The Oglethorpe women's tennis team saw their match against Agnes Scott, scheduled for Monday afternoon, postponed due to forecast rain in the Atlanta area. The match has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 23, at 4 p.m. on the Downing Howell Courts.
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    February 23, 2017
    Women's Tennis Sweeps Piedmont for Second Win in as Many Days to Start Spring Season The Oglethorpe women's tennis team earned its second sweep in as many days in their home opener Thursday afternoon at the Downing Howell Courts, defeating the visiting Piedmont Lions 9-0 to improve to 2-0 on the young season.
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    February 22, 2017
    Women's Tennis Opens Season with Emphatic Sweep of Wesleyan The Oglethorpe women's tennis team got their season off to an outstanding start on Wednesday evening with a clean sweep of the homestanding Wesleyan Wolves, going on the road to defeat them 9-0 in Macon. The Stormy Petrels did not lose a set and only dropped 13 total games over the course of the entire dual match.
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    February 21, 2017
    2017 Women's Tennis Spring Preview The Oglethorpe women’s tennis team looks to be very solid this year, as they come off their best year ever in 2016. They accumulated a 10-9 record and a fifth-place finish in the SAA. They also posted a year-end regional ranking of No. 13 in the Atlantic South – a first for the women's tennis program in the Division III era.
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    February 15, 2017
    Oglethorpe Celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day The Oglethorpe athletic department and the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) celebrated National Girls and Women in Sports Day Sunday at the Schmidt Recreation Center on Oglethorpe's campus. Inclement weather moved the event inside from its originally scheduled location at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, but it didn't dampen the mood of any of the participants.
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    January 30, 2017
    National Girls and Women in Sports Day to Be Held Feb. 12 at Oglethorpe Track and Field The Oglethorpe athletic department and the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Oglethorpe Track and Field starting at 11:30 a.m. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside to the Schmidt Recreation Center.
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    November 22, 2016
    Oglethorpe SAAC Finishes Successful First Annual Toy Drive for Patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta The Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committtee (SAAC) wound up their First Annual Toy Drive last week and delivered the toys received to the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital on Friday.
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    November 05, 2016
    Women's Tennis Well-Represented in Atlantic South Fall Rankings The Oglethorpe women's tennis team found themselves well-represented in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) regional rankings, released this week. The Stormy Petrels found themselves in the No. 13 spot in the Atlantic South team rankings after the fall season, and the doubles tandem of junior Caroline Johnson and freshman Hannah Datillo earned the No. 8 spot in the women's doubles regional rankings.
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    October 07, 2016
    Women's Tennis Match against Oxford Postponed The Oglethorpe women's tennis match against Oxford Friday afternoon on the Downing Howell Courts was postponed due to rain in the Atlanta area and likely will not be completed until the spring season. The Stormy Petrels were ahead in all three doubles matches at the time of the suspension in play.
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    October 05, 2016
    Oglethorpe Athletics Online Team Store Now Open at stormypetrelsteamshop.com We're proud to announce the grand opening of the official Oglethorpe Stormy Petrel online team store! Fans will now be able to purchase all their official Oglethorpe athletics apparel, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Oglethorpe athletic department!
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    September 30, 2016
    Oglethorpe SAAC to Raise Money to Fight Pediatric Cancer on Family Weekend The Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be presenting a variety of activities surrounding Family Weekend here on campus. The events will culminate with a fundraiser at the SAA soccer doubleheader against Sewanee Saturday afternoon beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the Oglethorpe Track and Field.
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    September 23, 2016
    Women's Tennis Completes ITA Regionals with Solid Day 2 The Oglethorpe women's tennis team had several players competing on Day 2 of the USTA/ITA South Regional Championships at Emory's campus in Atlanta. The day saw senior Ingrid Wilcox advance to the final of the secondary singles draw and the doubles tandem of junior Caroline Johnson and freshman Hannah Datillo win a match to advance to the semifinals of the main doubles draw.
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    September 16, 2016
    Women's Tennis Finishes as Co-Champions of John McWilliams Invitational at Montgomery's Lagoon Park The Oglethorpe women's tennis team had a very successful weekend at the John McWilliams Invitational at Lagoon Park in Montgomery, Alabama, sharing the team title with Division II Christian Brothers and winning the first team title of any kind in the program's Division III history.
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    September 13, 2016
    2016 Women's Tennis Fall Preview The 2016-17 Oglethorpe women's tennis team comes off its best year since coming to NCAA Division III in 1991. The 2015-16 team finished regionally ranked at No. 13 in the Atlantic South, and the 2016-17 team looks to be even stronger. The Stormy Petrels have added two new freshmen who will join the nucleus to give the program its deepest-ever team. The Petrels will feature one senior, two juniors, four sophomores and three freshmen.
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    August 23, 2016
    Petey the Petrel Helps Gwinnett Braves Mascot Chopper Celebrate Birthday at Coolray Field Petey the Petrel, the beloved mascot of the Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels, made an appearance at Gwinnett County's Coolray Field on Saturday night. Petey and a wide variety of other mascots from the Atlanta area were there to help celebrate Chopper's birthday during that evening's Gwinnett Braves game against the Rochester Red Wings. Chopper is the groundhog mascot of the Gwinnett Braves, the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves.