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Following the 2022–23 academic year, the Ithaca College athletic department initiated a string of new hires including five coaches and two administrators.

Major leadership turnover marks new chapter for athletics

By David Schurter, Staff Writer August 24, 2023

With a new academic year rolling around, a new athletic year begins. The 2023–24 year will mark a new chapter in Ithaca College athletics, with several new coaches and administrators taking over for...

Following the resignation Erienne Roberts and Chris Hayes ’16, Ithaca College announced the hirings of Tyler Heisey and Tom Rishcoff on June 13 and 15, respectively.

Athletics department initiates string of new hires

By Tess Ferguson, Sports Editor June 21, 2023
Following the resignation Erienne Roberts and Chris Hayes ’16, Ithaca College announced the hirings of Tyler Heisey and Tom Rishcoff on June 13 and 15, respectively.
Chris Hayes 16, head coach of the mens and womens tennis programs, stepped down from his position May 12 after serving the teams for three seasons.

Tennis head coach steps down after three seasons

By Tess Ferguson, Assistant Sports Editor May 13, 2023
Ithaca College announced May 12 that Chris Hayes ’16, head coach of the men’s and women’s tennis teams, has stepped down from his position.
Sophomore tennis player Taylor Crain prepares to return a hit during the Bombers 5–4 win over the William Smith College Herons.

Sophomore standout dominates Liberty League tennis

By Billy Wood, Staff Writer April 18, 2023
Sophomore tennis star Taylor Crain was a first-year student phenom last season, racking up a 14–6 singles record, 12–7 doubles record and taking home Liberty League Rookie of the Year.
From left, senior Max Sobel and junior Nicolas Luis are looking to rebound on a difficult end of the 2022 spring season for the Ithaca College mens tennis team.

Men’s tennis looks to bounce back from late-season faults

By Billy Wood, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
The 2023 Ithaca College men’s tennis team is hard at work pursuing what it hopes to be a prosperous season after individual and doubles success in the fall.
From left, sophomore Taylor Crain and senior Caroline Herz of the Ithaca College womens tennis team aim to compete for their first conference title in program history.

Women’s tennis team has big expectations with small roster

By Lucas Jafet, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
The Ithaca College women’s tennis team is gearing up for another run at the Liberty League title after it lost to Vassar College in the semifinals last season.
Graduate student Minos Stavrakas is originally from Athens, Greece, and is currently in his sixth year competing with the Ithaca College mens tennis team.

Ithaca College tennis programs find success in recruiting

By Tobiah Zboray, Staff Writer April 20, 2022
When not playing on the courts, the Ithaca College men’s and women’s tennis teams look for an edge in getting high school athletes to commit to the program.
The Ithaca College mens and womens tennis teams were among five programs that traveled south to compete during the colleges spring break, March 12 and 20.

Ithaca College teams travel to compete during spring break

By Dustin Terry, Staff Writer March 22, 2022
The Ithaca College tennis programs were in the midst of their annual spring break trip when the 2020 season was canceled, ending the trip before the Bombers competed in their final match of the week.
From left, juniors Rebecca Andrews and Zoe Davis, the captains of the Ithaca College womens tennis team. The team has been mentally preparing for the season by holding sessions with sports psychology students at the college.

Women’s tennis team ready to compete with new-look squad

By Ori Grady, Staff Writer March 3, 2022
The Ithaca College women’s tennis team is hard at work, gearing up for the start of its upcoming season. It will be its first complete season since 2019.
From left, senior Artem Khaybullin and sophomore Jacob Wachs of the Ithaca College mens tennis team. The Bombers will be looking to improve their 4–4 record during a COVID-shortened season in 2021.

Men’s tennis team looking for a bounce back season

By Tobiah Zboray, Staff Writer March 3, 2022
After a shortened eight-game schedule in Spring 2021, the Ithaca College men’s tennis team is looking to improve its record in its first full season of play since Spring 2019. 
Freshman Jacob Wachs hits a return shot during practice on April 20.

Men’s tennis team serving up new style on the court

By Jack Murray, Senior writer April 21, 2021
With five freshmen who excel in serving, the Ithaca College men's tennis team have made scoring aces a new strategy for their team.
Sposito and Stefanski are back together on the same team after achieving new heights for the womens tennis team at North Pocono High School.

Trojans take over South Hill: High school teammates reunite on college court

By Jack Murray, Senior writer April 7, 2021
Tennis players Sarah Sposito and Ally Stefanski reunite on the court at Ithaca College after being teammates for three years are North Pocono High School in Pennsylvania.
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