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Dush’s Top Five Contenders for the US Open

On the practice court at the Fever-Tree Championships, Queen's Club, June 2018. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By Emily Dush, Sports Writer

September 10, 2020

  One of the most prestigious Grand Slam tournaments is taking place in New York City during a time where, several months ago, it was uncertain. Many of the top players from both, the men’s and women's draw, are not playing.  While several fan favorites such as Roger Federer, Rafeal Nadal,...

With Fall Sports up in the Air, the Utes are Poised for Strong Seasons Across the Board

University of Utah Utes Women's soccer team defender Aleea Gwerder (9) makes a run with the ball during an NCAA soccer match vs. the Stanford Cardinal women's soccer team at the Ute Soccer Field in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Ethan Pearce, Sports Writer

August 10, 2020

  With the current state of the sports world up in the air, the University of Utah is unsure about what next season will hold. With fall sports unlikely to look the same as normal, if they even happen at all, it will be a season like no other. Stadiums may not include fans, athletes will tak...

Utah Athletics Adds Two New Assistant Coaches In June

Utah Athletics Adds Two New Assistant Coaches In June

By Cole Bagley, Assistant Sports Editor

July 2, 2020

  Despite college athletics being cancelled due to Covid-19 for the last few months, the University of Utah Athletics department has been busy, as they’ve recently added two new coaches. Utah softball and women’s tennis both added a new coach in the month of June as DJ Gasso was hired...

Utes Come Up Short in Rivalry Matches

University of Utah freshman Franco Capalbo and Wally Thayne during NCAA Tennis match against Iowa at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | The Daily Utah Chronicle )

By Ryker Jackson, Sports Writer

March 7, 2020

  The University of Utah Utes tennis team lost to in-state rival BYU on their home court Saturday, rounding out their homestand. Following the loss, the Utes now finish their spring play with a record of 12-5. This was the first time the Utes had held an outdoor meet this season. Up until...

Meet Whitney Hekking: Captain of the Women’s Tennis Team

University of Utah Senior Whitney Hekking serves during a dual Pac-12 Women’s Tennis meet vs. the Denver Pioneers (University of Denver) at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center in Salt Lake City on Feb. 23, 2020 (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Scott Stephens

March 7, 2020

  On a roster that is defined by its youth, captain Whitney Hekking, who has been instrumental in helping the young University of Utah women's tennis team grow this season, is the lone senior. Her goal for the season is to lead the team to a strong finish so that they have positive energy heading...

Utah Tennis Remains Undefeated at Home with Upsets Over Ranked Teams

University of Utah junior Russell Benkaim during NCAA Tennis match against Utah State at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center in Salt Lake City Utah on Saturday, Feb. 7. (Photo by Tom Denton | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Cole Bagley, Assistant Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

  There’s no place like home for Utah Tennis as both men’s and women’s teams won out this weekend.   Men’s Tennis (10-4 overall, 0-0 Pac-12) On Friday, the Utes would welcome No. 23 Iowa to George S. Eccles Tennis center. The Hawkeyes entered the game on a seven-game win strea...

Utah Tennis Looks to Rebound After Struggles on the Road

University of Utah Junior Russell Benkaim during NCAA Tennis match against Utah State at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2020. (Photo by Tom Denton | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Cole Bagley, Assistant Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

  The University of Utah men’s and women’s tennis teams are looking to rebound at home after struggles on the road.   Last Week The men’s tennis team (8-4, 0-0 Pac-12) dropped both of their games last week as they experienced their first road trip after a long home stand. The Ut...

Utah Finishes Tough Weekend of Tennis

University of Utah NCAA Tennis match against University of Montana at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (Photo by Tom Denton | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carlos Padilla, Sports Writer

February 17, 2020

  A rough week has finally come to an end for the men and women of the University of Utah tennis teams.  The week began on Thursday with the men traveling to the Mile High City to take on the Denver Pioneers. The day started off promising as Utah earned the early advantage in the doubles catego...

Utah Tennis Hits the Road for Weekend Matches

University of Utah NCAA Tennis match against University of Montana at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (Photo by Tom Denton | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carlos Padilla, Sports Writer

February 12, 2020

  A full week of competition lies ahead for the University of Utah men’s and women’s tennis teams. Both teams will hit the road for weekend road trips. The men will travel to the Mile High City to take on the Denver Pioneers. The men's team is coming off a five-game win streak, including ...

Men’s Tennis Remains Undefeated At Home With Two Wins

University of Utah Junior Russell Benkaim during NCAA Tennis match against Utah State at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Fed. 7, 2020. (Photo by Tom Denton | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Cole Bagley, Assistant Sports Editor

February 8, 2020

  The University of Utah men’s tennis team remained perfect at home this season with wins against Utah State and Idaho State. The Utes looked as strong as ever as they dominated both of their opponents on Friday afternoon. The first was a 6-1 victory over Utah State University and then a relentless...