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Junior Stow Weiss launches into a serve. Weiss won her singles match by a score of 6-0, 6-0 against Chestnut Hill’s Nele Haag. PHOTOS: KELLY SHANNON 24/THE HAWK

Women’s tennis defeats Chestnut Hill 6-1

Kelly Shannon February 22, 2022

Doubles partners Fabiana Tort-Umpierre, a sophomore and first-year Ana Ocasio, a first-year player, look to return the ball during a rally. Weiss and junior Emily Elliott, compete in doubles play....


Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, and ‘Hawks-Minded’; destigmatizing mental health struggles for athletes

Nick Klingman October 5, 2021

Over the summer, the topic of sports and mental health was widely discussed following two star athletes’ decisions to step away from the biggest competitions in their respective sports. In June, Naomi...

The International Tennis Federaton (ITF) made yellow the standard color of tennis balls in 1972, but
Wimble-don continued to use white balls until 1985. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

Tennis ball shortage affecting St. Joe’s tennis teams

Aaron Tully September 28, 2021

There have been stories all over the internet where journalists go to retail stores in search of tennis balls.  A quick trip to the Target on Monument Rd. confirmed that Target had no tennis balls. A...


Who is the G.O.A.T?

Faith Cowell February 23, 2021

Black female athletes should be leading the debate The greatest athlete is certainly not some overly-macho football player with an ego the size of the moon. So maybe he’s won seven Super Bowls (after...

In 2019, Ostaszewski tied the program record in doubles and was second team All-Conference. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS 22/THE HAWK

Spring senior athletes return for a fifth year of eligibility

Tyler Nice June 30, 2020

More than two dozen graduating senior student-athletes plan to return to Hawk Hill for the 2021 spring sports season, according to St. Joe’s Director of Athletics Jill Bodensteiner.  Due to the cancellation...

The next match for the women’s tennis team is on March 10 against Duquesne University. PHOTO: LUKE MALANGA ’20/ THE HAWK

Freshman Weiss makes most of new role

Christopher Kline February 28, 2020

The women’s tennis team brought several new faces to the squad this year, including Stow Weiss, a freshman from Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Flourtown, Pennsylvania. Beginning her collegiate career...

Juniors Nathan Perrone and Johnnie Massart were the only Hawks to win both their doubles and singles matches. PHOTOS: LUKE MALANGA ’20/THE HAWK

Junior Nathan Perrone key to Hawks’ comeback victory

Riley Frain February 19, 2020

Two and a half weeks into the regular season, the men’s tennis team currently stands with a record of 2-1 following a thrilling come from behind victory against the Quinnipiac University Bobcats. Thanks...

Perrone was named to the 2019 Atlantic 10 All-Conference first team in the spring. PHOTO: Luke Malanga 20

Perrone makes mark in first career tournament win

Matt Deleo October 1, 2019

Men’s tennis player junior Nathan Perrone won the 11th annual SJU Invitational tournament on Sept. 22 and as a result was named the St. Joe’s Athlete of the Week. He picked up right where he left off...

Gill-Reid lead the womens tennis team with 16 doubles wins last season. PHOTO: Luke Malanga 20

Isis Gill-Reid transitions from tennis to track and field

Ryan Mulligan September 17, 2019

Isis Gill-Reid has traded in her tennis racket for track spikes and will compete for the St. Joe’s track and field team this winter and spring. The former St. Joe’s tennis standout began her career...

Senior Captain Dan Tan in a match last spring.  PHOTO COURTESY OF SJU ATHLETICS

Tennis program unveils Captains’ Club for alumni

Sam Britt February 12, 2019

The St. Joe’s tennis program recently created the Captains’ Club, a program meant to create an alumni network and coordinate activities for former tennis players, keeping them involved with the team...

Ian Crookenden in his office in OPake Recreation Center. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

Crookenden spreads his knowledge of the game

Ryan Mulligan February 5, 2019

Whether it be captaining an NCAA National Championship team, playing doubles with Arthur Ashe, or representing his home country of New Zealand, St. Joe’s men’s and women’s tennis Head Coach Ian Crookenden...

It was a point of penalty

It was a point of penalty

Carter Todd September 18, 2018

Why Serena Williams was penalized at the US Open This past week, Naomi Osaka defeated Serena Williams in the US Open final, a game that will surely go down as one of the most memorable tennis matches of...

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