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Going pro overseas — Former Idaho tennis player Abid Akbar to try professional career overseas

09.11.2014 – 10:26 pm |

There are hundreds, if not thousands of professional tennis players all over the world, and former Idaho tennis player and current assistant coach Abid Akbar will join them in October as he packs his bags …

Vandals leave WAC on top

06.10.2014 – 7:25 pm |

After both the men’s and women’s tennis teams advanced to the NCAA tournament this past May, Idaho coach Jeff Beaman had another feather put into his cap as five of his players managed to crack …

Top-seed Trojans sweep Vandals in NCAA tournament

05.12.2014 – 3:55 pm |

The Vandals saw their up and down season come to an end on May 10 as they fell 4-0 to the top-ranked USC Trojans in the opening round of the NCAA men’s tennis tournament.
The loss …

No. 16 USC drops Idaho 4-0 in NCAA Tournament

05.12.2014 – 3:43 pm |

Two days before the season started, the Idaho women’s tennis team was without a head coach when former coach Myriam Sopel left to take the head coaching position at UTEP. Despite that, the Vandals exceeded …

Uphill fight – Vandal men prepare for No. 1 overall USC challenge

05.08.2014 – 10:13 pm |

After returning to Moscow as WAC champions early last week, the Vandal men’s tennis team knew they were going to be playing in the NCAA tournament — they just didn’t know where. This was until …

Battle in Los Angeles – Idaho women’s tennis taking on No. 16-seeded USC Trojans in L.A. in NCAA tournament

05.08.2014 – 10:11 pm |

The last-minute logistics are set for the Idaho women’s tennis team, who are playing in its first NCAA tournament match in program history.  

A dynamic duo — Top recruits have led to big accomplishments

05.05.2014 – 10:32 pm |

Despite the inconsistency of Vandal men’s tennis this year, one thing rung true — the No. 1 doubles pairing of Jose Bendeck and Cristobal Ramos Salazar was a force to be reckoned with in the …

From student, to teacher — Assistant women’s tennis coach helps lead team to NCAAs

05.05.2014 – 10:30 pm |

Idaho women’s tennis assistant coach Abid Akbar was faced with a tough decision after his college tennis career ended.  

Opportunity in ‘City of Angels’ – Idaho ready for opportunity to play top 20-opponent in NCAA Tournament

05.01.2014 – 10:15 pm |

With both of Idaho’s tennis teams making it to the NCAA tournament due to winning the WAC Championship on Sunday, coach Jeff Beaman was almost forced to choose which team he would travel with. 

Enter Troy – Idaho draws top-seeded Trojans in NCAA Tournament

05.01.2014 – 10:13 pm |

Fresh on the heels of a 4-2 victory over New Mexico State in the finals of the WAC Championships, the Vandals may have gotten the toughest first round draw of the entire field in getting …

Women’s tennis triumphs over New Mexico State in Las Cruces

04.28.2014 – 10:08 pm |

The Idaho women’s tennis team wasn’t going to let the weather advisory warning ruin an improbable season.  

Unfinished business in N.M. — After a successful season, women’s tennis looking to finish with a WAC title

04.24.2014 – 10:25 pm |

It’s championship season, and the Idaho women’s tennis team is the favorite this weekend in Las Cruces, N.M., the site of the WAC Championships. Not far behind at No. 2 and 3 are Texas-Pan American …

Feeling like favorites in Las Cruces

04.24.2014 – 10:05 pm |

After a tumultuous spring season, the Vandal men’s tennis team now sets their sights on the WAC Championships in Las Cruces, N.M.

Vandals convincing in Senior Day win win – Idaho mens sweep LCSC 7-0 at home

04.21.2014 – 9:43 pm |

Fresh on the heels of a 4-2 victory over future Big Sky Conference opponent Montana on Thursday, Idaho men’s tennis played in Moscow for the first and only time this spring to take on LCSC …

Griz top Vandals in finale — Idaho goes into weekend as No. 1 seed in WAC tournament

04.21.2014 – 9:41 pm |

A successful regular season came to an end for the Idaho women’s tennis team Sunday, as the Vandals dropped the season finale at Montana, 4-3.  

Duck, duck lose – Idaho women wrap up Senior Day with home win over Oregon

04.21.2014 – 9:41 pm |

With the home crowd and teammates cheering her on, senior Almudena Sanz fought back after being down one set. She prevailed in the final match of the day to break a 3-3 tie, as the …

Losing streak ends in Missoula for Idaho men

04.17.2014 – 9:30 pm |

After last weekend’s disappointing Boise double header the Vandals got back on the winning track on Thursday as they went on the road and defeated Montana 4-2 in Missoula.

Quack attack – Women’s tennis ready for Senior Day against Oregon Ducks

04.17.2014 – 9:18 pm |

After being on the road for virtually the entire season, the Idaho women’s tennis team will compete Friday in Moscow against  the Oregon Ducks for Senior Day. 

Mexico to Moscow – Vicky Lozano planned to go pro, took Idaho opportunity instead

04.17.2014 – 9:17 pm |

Vicky Lozano had no intention to play college tennis. Her plan was to play professionally and she hadn’t given much thought to attending a university in the U.S., let alone in Idaho.

Broncos bust Vandals … again — Idaho limping into WAC tournament

04.14.2014 – 9:31 pm |

Late season struggles for the Vandal men’s tennis team continued over the weekend. Idaho dropped two matches in Boise, falling 5-0 to rival Boise State (22-4) and 1-4 to UC-Irvine (10-14). These two losses drop …

Vandals beat familiar face in Texas — After long road trip, Vandals ready for senior day

04.14.2014 – 9:28 pm |

The Idaho women’s tennis team went 2-1 over the weekend, improving its record to 16-4 on the season.  

Vandals prepare for Broncos

04.10.2014 – 8:32 pm |

After another disappointing road trip, the Vandal men’s tennis team had some time to lick their wounds — both literally and figuratively before hitting the road to face rival Boise State on Friday.

Two more sweeps — Vandals complete another successful road trip by sweeping two matches

03.31.2014 – 9:44 pm |

The windy Phoenix weather didn’t stop the Vandal women’s tennis team from capping off another impressive road trip.  

Vandals drop two over weekend

03.31.2014 – 9:42 pm |

The Idaho men’s tennis team was unable to win what would have been a season-best third straight match as the Vandals dropped matches to both Hawaii (5-2) and Portland (6-1) in Portland, Ore., on Sunday …

Depth proves key as Vandals complete season sweep of Seattle

03.30.2014 – 11:54 pm |

After a 4-1 victory over future conference foe Sacramento State, the Vandal men’s tennis team defeated a current conference foe in Seattle U on Friday.

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