Baker University has turned to a recent alumnus to lead the tennis program. Keith Pipkin, who graduated from Baker in 2011, is the new coach for both the men’s and women’s tennis teams.
The Baker women’s tennis team split a pair of team matches on Tuesday, April 19, at Laury Tennis Courts.
The men and women’s tennis teams spent the weekend in Belleville, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri, for matches April 15-16. The women’s team won three out of the four matches, while the men collected two wins.
Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams swept Hesston College Saturday, marking 11 straight victories for the men, while the women bounced back from two close losses to Kansas Wesleyan and Tabor.
Three sets of twins at Baker University are able to keep teamwork in the family.
The Baker men’s and women’s tennis teams are entering the spring season with feats foreign to Baker tennis history. Both teams have received votes to be in the top 25 teams in the nation.
From Minsk, Belarus, to the football field and tennis courts of Baldwin City, senior Spartak Rahachou stands out as a dual-sport athlete at Baker.
The Baker University men’s and women’s tennis teams returned to Baldwin City March 28 after sweeping Southwestern College in Grain Valley, Missouri. The men’s team won with a score of 8-1 while the women’s team won 5-4.
The men’s tennis team split two matches against William Jewel and Nebraska Wesleyan on Feb. 21 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The team was supposed to face off against Ottawa University on Feb. 28 in Baldwin City, but it was cancelled due to bad weather.
After a tough slate of competition in the fall, Baker tennis looks to carry its success into the spring.
at Rockhurst (Men)
Kansas City, Missouri
at Nebraska Wesleyan (Women)
at Nebraska Wesleyan (Men)
vs Morningside (Women)
Topeka, Genesis Health Club
Baker Alumni Match
vs Central College
vs Groucher College (Men)
vs Georgetown College (Men)
Hilton Head, South Carolina
at Kansas Wesleyan
at Lindenwood-Belleville/William Woods
at STLCOP/Missouri Baptist
St. Louis, Missouri
vs Evangel (Women)
vs Stephens College
vs Missouri Valley
Heart Regional Tournament