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Women’s tennis squad dominates home matches

Senior Megan Humphreys serves the ball in an April 1 tennis match. Humphreys was undefeated that day. Photo by Sierra High

Bailey Johnston, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

The Warhawks made themselves comfortable in the team’s first dual match  on the home court against Carthage College and Elmhurst College April 1. The women’s tennis team is currently ranked 22nd in the nation, and assistant coach Byron Balkin is proud of how the team has performed against a diffic...

Men’s and Women’s Tennis: Motivated ‘Hawks eye nationals

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April 9, 2014

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March 5, 2014

  March 5, 2014 By Justin St. Peter   The No. 18 UW-Whitewater men’s tennis team had a busy weekend against two nationally ranked teams. The Warhawks pulled out a highly contested win against No. 30-ranked Chicago University (according to, 5-4, on Feb. 28. “I...

Men’s Tennis: ‘Hawks’ record improves to 3-4

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February 19, 2014

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Frank Barnes Feature: The dad, the coach, the friend

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February 12, 2014

  Feb. 12, 2014 By Andrea Sidlauskas Many collegiate coaches tend to get a bad rap. In the media, they are portrayed as grouchy, hot-headed authoritarian figures that relentlessly push their players to the point of exhaustion. In real life, the Warhawks men and women’s tennis head coach...

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February 5, 2014

  Feb. 5, 2014 By Justin St. Peter The Warhawks men’s tennis team certainly hopes history repeats itself. The last time the ’Hawks lost against a WIAC opponent in a regular season or WIAC Final Four match was April 17, 2010, against UW-Eau Claire. Senior Byron Balkin said he knows...

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October 16, 2013

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Men’s Tennis: Humphreys siblings take singles, head to nationals

Men's Tennis: Humphreys siblings take singles, head to nationals

October 2, 2013

  By Andrea Sidlauskas If there’s one thing the Humphreys family is known for in Whitewater, it’s tennis. Two weeks ago, freshman Megan Humphreys became only the second Warhawks women’s tennis player to win the ITA Women’s Midwest Regional Championship, automatically earning All-American...

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March 14, 2012

This past Saturday against Lake Forest College and Carthage College the Warhawks ended up going 6-0 in singles against both schools, as well as 2-1 on the doubles side. Resulting in total scores of 8-1 over both Lake Forest and Carthage College. “It was great to see that we swept all the singles bec...

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Warhawks Byron Balkin and Mitch Osborne were the No. 1 ranked doubles team in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional tournament last weekend in St. Peter, Minn, but ended up getting bounced in the quarterfinals. Balkin also lost in the quarterfinals on the singles side of things against...

Freshman tennis duo leading the charge

April 6, 2011

When a program loses a majority of its lineup, expectations might not be as high for that team the following year. But for the men’s tennis team, expectations are always high. Losing five seniors from last year doesn’t matter. Losing its top three singles players doesn’t matter. And certainly losing its No. 1 doubles ...

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