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France native Maeva Razakasoa serves up success at Long Beach State

France native Maeva Razakasoa serves up success at Long Beach State

March 3, 2014

Maeva Razakasoa is 5,777 miles from home, but that isn’t keeping her from enjoying success on the tennis court. The redshirt freshman from France has started her Long Beach State career with a bang,...

Long Beach State cleans up at home tournament

Long Beach State cleans up at home tournament

Julio Tejada, Staff Writer

October 6, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Tennis

The Long Beach State women’s tennis team rolled through the second annual Beach Tennis Fall Invitational with dominating wins throughout the weekend, including four championships. Maeva Razakasoa,...

‘Niners to open season at UNLV Fall Invitational

Julio Tejada, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Tennis

The Long Beach State women’s tennis team begins its fall season in Las Vegas this weekend at the annual UNLV Fall Invitational. Players from eight different schools will compete at the Fertitta Tennis Complex and will have seven flights of singles and four flights of doubles matches, according to the Long Beach State athletics website. The tournament will host LBSU, UNLV, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona, North Texas,...

Cross country teams to begin seasons Saturday

Jason Clark, Sports Editor

August 29, 2013

Filed under Men's Cross Country, Men's Golf, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Cross Country, Women's Golf, Women's Sports, Women's Tennis

The Long Beach State men’s and women’s cross country teams will look to hit the ground running when they begin their seasons at the Mark Covert Classic on Saturday morning. The 49ers will go to Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea, Calif., to test their new teams, which include 16 freshmen. The men’s team will be led by junior Chris Enriquez, who had a very successful outdoor track season last spring. Joining Enriquez...

Women’s tennis falls in opening round of NCAA tournament

Daniel Astle, Staff Writer

May 13, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Tennis

LOS ANGELES — An early stumble Saturday denied the Long Beach State women’s tennis team of any extension to its historic 21-win season in a 4-0 sweep by Oklahoma State in the NCAA Tournament’s opening round. The third-seeded ‘Niners (21-4) were eliminated by the second-seeded Cowgirls (16-8) in a nearly-vacant UCLA Los Angeles Tennis Center, where they served as some of the only witnesses to the end of both their...

Women’s tennis wins third straight Big West championship

Daniel Astle, Staff Writer

April 27, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Tennis

The second-seeded 49ers were crowned Big West champions for the third consecutive year on Sunday after upsetting top-seeded UC Irvine with a 4-1 victory. Head coach Jenny Hilt-Costello ignored each team's seeded positions, however, and said that the matchup featured two even teams. "Most people know Irvine thought it was an upset," Hilt-Costello said. "We went into it thinking that we had a legitimate shot to beat them." T...

TURNER: Doubles fading away from collegiate and professional levels of tennis

Andrew Turner, Staff Writer

January 23, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Tennis

Tennis is a game steeped in tradition and a rich history. The game's respectability has always been derived from the consistent expectation of gentlemanly conduct and fair play. Some of the more technological aspects of the game are reaching new heights. The racquet technology has advanced beyond the graphite model. Balls explode off the strings in ways unimaginable when the game began with the use of wooden racquets. The fitness of the p...

Long Beach State shows strength, resolve at Beach Invitational

Andrew Turner, Staff Writer

January 22, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Tennis

The Long Beach State women's tennis team concluded the Beach Invitational with a strong showing against New Mexico. LBSU swept all eight of its singles matches Sunday, dominating the Lobos with its aggressive approach. The 49ers are ranked 39th in the nation to begin the 2013 season, and they wasted no time getting ahead of the Lobos. The Beach secured service breaks within their first two return games in four out of the...