Men’s tennis handily beats Wheaton and Principia

The Occidental College Men’s Tennis Team played three matches against Wheaton College, Salisbury University and Principia University March 17–20 and beat both Wheaton (7–2) and Principia (7–2) while losing to Salisbury (6–5). The team’s record thus far this season (4–6) now matches the…

New tennis coach Rachel Manasse gears up for season

In September 2017, Occidental Athletics announced the hiring of Rachel Manasse as head coach for the men’s and women’s tennis programs. Manasse was previously a coach for the combined Claremont-Mudd-Scripps tennis program that went 75–9 and won three SCIAC championships…

Farrell at the forefront of Oxy tennis

Somewhere in her parents’ house, there is a photograph of Occidental tennis standout Samantha Farrell (junior) holding a racquet on a court at two years old. Hailing from Oakland, CA, athletics have been an integral part of her life since…

Coach spotlight: Ghia Godfree — men’s and women’s tennis

Ghia Godfree, head coach of the men’s and women’s tennis teams, has her work cut out for her but is handling the pressure with grace. As a Harvard alum and former collegiate softball player, Godfree is bringing an unorthodox background…

Senior tennis player and geo major Bonis-Ericksen rocks

Keilani Bonis-Ericksen (senior) is finishing her standout tennis and academic career at Occidental with her best season yet. A geology major and Spanish minor from Hawaii and co-captain of the women’s tennis team, she has spent the past four years…

Athlete of the week

Keilani Bonis-Ericksen: Keilani Bonis-Ericksen (senior) won 6-1, 6-3 at number one singles against UC-Santa Cruz, and won number one doubles 8-4 with partner Samantha Farrell in the same match. The two also clinched a 9-8 victory in their match against…

Rising Stars

Nicole Castro Women’s Tennis What do you find so rewarding about tennis? I think it’s a really personal achievement. Besides playing on a team, winning as an individual player is really beneficial. It’s helped me understand that a lot of…

Players of the week – Week of March 4th

Hannah Kohanzadeh Josh Dancu Despite his team’s loss to Cal Lutheran’s nationally ranked tennis team, Josh Dancu pulled off an impressive 3 set win (6-3, 4-6, 10-8) in his singles match Saturday. Dancu defeated Cal Lutheran’s top seed Moises Cardenas,…

Multi-million dollar donations rejuvenate plans for new aquatic center, tennis court

Two seven-figure donations made in November to the college’s athletic department have ignited a final push toward the construction of a new aquatics facility and two additional tennis courts at Occidental. Barry Crosthwaite ’80 and Jennifer Townsend Crosthwaite ’84 will…

Sports in Brief Issue 6

Women’s Water Polo (2-15 overall, 0-1 SCIAC) The Occidental women’s water polo team (2-15 overall, 0-1 SCIAC) had some rest and recovery time before entering the heart of their conference schedule, opening SCIAC play with a single match last week.…

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