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Tennis loses final match of the season

April 17, 2009 Sweet Briar, VA- The Salem College tennis team lost their final match of the season at Sweet Briar College (7-2). Lauren Wisen (Madison, OH) won the number six singles match against Rachel Sullivan (6-2, 6-3). Tori Collier (Raleigh, NC) and Amy Allison (Geneva, OH) teamed to win...

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Coach Hollman excels in Spain

May 15, 2009 Mallorca, Spain- Mariana Hollman, Salem's Head Tennis Coach, helped lead the U.S. Margaret Court Cup Women's 45 tennis team to six victories and a championship-match win over the Czech Republic in Mallorca, Spain. She played in a doubles win against Australia, had three singles victories as the...

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Salem ranked second in fall standings for GSAC President's Cup

November 12, 2009 LaGrange, GA-The Great South Athletic Office has released the 2009 fall standings for the President's Cup. Maryville leads in the women's standings. Maryville won fall championships in women's soccer and volleyball. Huntingdon won women's cross country. Salem is tied for second place in the eight team conference...

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Tennis loses first match of the season against Emory and Henry

February 21, 2010 Greensboro, NC-The Salem College tennis team lost its first match of the season against Emory and Henry (6-3). The match was played at Greensboro College. Ruckshona Usmanova (Durham, NC) was dominant for the Spirits in her first ever collegiate tennis match. Salem falls to 0-1 with the...

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Coach Hollman featured in Winston-Salem Journal

February 24, 2010Winston-Salem- Mariana Hollman, the women's tennis coach at Salem College, has been named to the Margaret Court Cup team that will play in the Senior World Team tennis championships March 29-April 3 in Mexico City. This is the ninth year that Hollman has been selected for the four-player...

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Tennis picks up first win of the season

February 26, 2010 Raleigh, NC-The Salem College tennis team easily picked up their first win of the season at Peace (8-1). Rukhsona Usmanova (Durham, NC) continued her hot play at number one singles with a victory over Kristin Starnes (6-3, 6-1). Salem improves to 1-1 on the season, and Peace...

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Tennis defeats Greensboro College for first time

March 05, 2010 Winston-Salem, NC-The Salem College tennis team defeated Greensboro College (6-3) for their first win over the Pride in three years. Rukhsona Usmanova (Durham, NC) continued her dominant play at the number one singles position with a victory against Michelle Lemons (6-3, 6-3). Salem improves to 2-1 this...

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Tennis splits first two GSAC matches

March 08, 2010Winston-Salem, NC- The Salem College tennis team split its first two Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) tennis matches this past weekend. Salem won easily on Saturday against Georgia Wesleyan (9-0). Maryville College came in on Sunday and beat the Spirits (7-2). Salem is now 3-2 overall, and 1-1...

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Featured Athlete of the Week- Rukhsona Usmanova

Name: Rukhsona UsmanovaSport: TennisBirthplace: Tashkent, UzbekistanCurrent Home: Durham, NCHigh School: Durham School of the Arts BulldogsFamily: Zilola Nassimona (mother), Kamil (father), Farzona and Mardon (siblings)Hobbies: drawing, hanging out with friends, watching televisionThis season in tennis: Rukhsona has played every tennis match this season in the number one singles and doubles...

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Tennis drops two road GSAC matches

March 23, 2010 LaGrange, GA-The Salem College tennis team dropped two away Great South tennis matches this past weekend. The Spirits fell against Huntingdon (0-9) in Alabama, and in a close match at LaGrange (4-5). Salem falls to 3-4 overall, and to 1-3 in the Great South. Rukhsona Usmanova (Durham,...

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