2015-16 Simmons College Women's Tennis News

  • Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Team Award; Six Players Named Scholar Athletes
    July 22, 2016
    TEMPE, Ariz. - The Simmons College Women's Tennis team received the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team award, while six Sharks were honored as Scholar-Athletes, it was announced by the ITA.
  • Tennis Falls to No. 14 Mary Washington, 5-0, in First Round of NCAA Tournament
    May 13, 2016
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Simmons College women’s tennis team was defeated by No. 14 University of Mary Washington, 5-0, this morning in the First Round of the NCAA Championship Tournament on the Amherst Tennis Courts at host Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. The Sharks finish their season with a 10-9 record, while the Eagles win their fourth straight match to improve to 20-4 on the year. Mary Washington advances to play No. 8 Wesleyan University tomorrow in Amherst at 11:00 a.m.
  • Tennis to Face No. 14 Mary Washington in First Round of NCAA Tournament
    May 12, 2016
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Simmons College women's tennis team will travel to Amherst, Mass. on Friday, May 13 to take on number 14 nationally-ranked University of Mary Washington at 9:00 a.m. on Amherst Tennis Courts in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament. The match will be played on the campus of Regional host Amherst College, which earned a first round bye as an at-large selection. The Sharks are one of 49 schools to compete for this year's National Championship.
  • Tennis Falls in Regular Season Finale at Endicott, 6-3; Cokely Reaches 30 Wins
    April 24, 2016
    BEVERLY, Mass. - Senior Meg Cokely (Haverhill, Mass.) won her 30th combined match of the season as a double-winner for the Simmons College women's tennis team in a 6-3 loss to host Endicott College this morning on the South Campus Tennis Courts in Beverly, Mass. The Sharks fall to 10-8 on the season, while the Gulls improve to 14-3.
  • Tennis Defeated by Bentley, 8-1
    April 16, 2016
    WALTHAM, Mass. - The Simmons College women's tennis team was defeated by host Bentley University, 8-1, today in Waltham, Mass. The Sharks fall to 10-7, while the Falcons improve to 10-11 in their final dual match of the regular season.
  • Tennis Falls at Springfield, 7-2
    April 02, 2016
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Simmons College women's tennis team's six-match win streak came to an end this afternoon in a 7-2 loss to host Springfield College at the Springfield Fieldhouse in Springfield, Mass. The Pride improve to 5-11 on the season, while the Sharks fall to 10-6.
  • Tennis Extends Streak to 13 Straight Seasons with 10 or more Wins following 7-2 Victory at Smith
    March 26, 2016
    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - The Simmons College women's tennis team defeated host Smith College, 7-2, today in Northampton, Mass. on the campus of Smith. The Sharks improve to 10-5 on the season to run their streak of seasons with at least 10 wins to 13. The Pioneers fall to 4-8.
  • Five Named to GNAC Women's Tennis All-Conference Team; Rauseo Named Coach of the Year
    October 26, 2015
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons College Head Women’s Tennis Coach Bob Rauseo was named the 2015 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year, while junior Theresa Reinhard (Canton, Ohio) and senior Meg Cokely (Haverhill, Mass.) were each selected to the GNAC First Team for both singles and doubles. Seniors Katie Crowley (Reading, Mass.) and Rachael Downey (Groveland, Mass.)along with junior Ashley Pierce (Carver, Mass.) were all tabbed to the GNAC Second Team for singles play.
  • Tennis Defeats Johnson & Wales, 8-1, to Capture Eighth Straight GNAC Crown
    October 25, 2015
    WINCHESTER, Mass. – Senior Meg Cokely (Haverhill, Mass.) was a double-winner for the second straight day and also became the school’s career leader in doubles wins, while helping the top-seeded Simmons College women’s tennis team to an 8-1 victory over number three seed Johnson & Wales University to capture the 2015 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship this afternoon at the Winchester Indoor Lawn Tennis Center in Winchester, Mass.
  • Cokely, Downey Lead Tennis over St. Joseph (Conn.), 5-0, to Advance to 12th Straight GNAC Title Match
    October 24, 2015
    WINCHESTER, Mass. – Seniors Meg Cokely (Haverhill, Mass.) and Rachael Downey (Groveland, Mass.) were double winners to lead the top-seeded Simmons College women’s tennis team to a 5-0 victory over fourth-seeded University of Saint Joseph (Conn.) in the Semifinals of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship Tournament this afternoon at the Winchester Indoor Tennis Center in Winchester, Mass. The Sharks will play for the GNAC crown for the 12th straight year. Simmons has won seven straight conference championships and 10 of the last 11.
  • Downey Named GNAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week
    October 19, 2015
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons College women’s tennis playerRachael Downey (Groveland, Mass.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, it was announced today by the league.
  • Downey Wins West Consolation Bracket at NEWITT for Tennis
    October 18, 2015
    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - Senior Rachael Downey (Groveland, Mass.) won the West Bracket Final at the New England Women's Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament hosted by Smith College today in Northampton, Mass.
  • Downey Advances to Consolation Final at NEWITT for Tennis
    October 17, 2015
    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - Senior Rachael Downey (Groveland, Mass.) won all three of her matches today to advance to the Consolation Finals of her draw at the New England Women's Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament hosted by Smith College in Northampton, Mass.
  • Cokely Reaches 100 Combined Wins for Tennis at NEWITT
    October 16, 2015
    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - Simmons College women's tennis player Meg Cokely (Haverhill, Mass.) became the first player in school history to reach 100 career combined victories with a doubles win this afternoon at the New England Women's Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament hosted by Smith College in Northampton, Mass.
  • Cokely Named GNAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week
    October 12, 2015
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons women’s tennis player Meg Cokely (Haverhill, Mass.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for the week of October 5-11, it was announced today by the league. Cokely earns the honor for the fourth time in her career.
  • Tennis Blanks Mount Ida, 9-0, to Finish Conference Slate Undefeated Again
    October 12, 2015
    NEWTON, Mass. - The Simmons College women's tennis team defeated host Mount Ida College, 9-0, this afternoon in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference match in Newton, Mass. The Sharks have won six of their last seven matches and are not 7-5 on the season and finish the league regular season with a 6-0 mark to post an undefeated conference mark for the eighth straight year. Simmons extends its regular-season conference match win streak to 58 straight. The Sharks have not lost a GNAC match since a 6-3 loss to host Suffolk University on October 13, 2007. The Mustangs fall to 2-6 overall and 1-3 in league play.
  • Tennis Blanks Albertus Magnus, 9-0, to Lock Down First Place
    October 10, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Simmons College women’s tennis team surrendered just three games the entire day in a 9-0 victory over visiting Albertus Magnus College this afternoon in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference match in Cambridge, Mass. on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Sharks have won five of their last six matches and improve to 6-5 overall and a perfect 5-0 in league play to clinch the number one seed in the GNAC Championship Tournament. Simmons extends its consecutive regular-season conference match win streak to 57 straight with the win. The Falcons fall to 6-4 and 1-3.
  • Tennis Downs Johnson & Wales, 7-2; Remains Unbeaten in GNAC Play
    October 07, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Four players were double winners as the Simmons College women’s tennis team defeated visiting Johnson & Wales University, 7-2, this afternoon in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference contest in Cambridge, Mass. at Harvard University’s Beren Tennis Center. The Sharks improve to 5-5 on the season and a perfect 4-0 in GNAC play to extend their consecutive regular-season conference match win streak to 56 in a row. The Wildcats fall to 8-2 and 3-1.
  • Cokely Becomes Combined Career Wins Leader for Tennis in 8-1 loss at Colby
    October 03, 2015
    WATERVILLE, Maine - Senior Meg Cokely (Haverhill, Mass.) won at number two singles in an 8-1 loss to host Colby College to give her 95 (49 singles, 46 doubles) combined wins and become the Simmons College women's tennis program's all-time victories leader. The Sharks fall to 4-5 on the season, while the Mules improve to 2-0.
  • Chen Leads Tennis on Road over Suffolk, 6-3
    September 27, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - First year Ashley Chen (Hilo, Hawaii) won a pair of matches on the day to lead the Simmons College women's tennis team to a 6-3 victory over host Suffolk University in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference match this afternoon at Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, Mass. The Sharks win their third straight match to improve to 4-4 overall and a perfect 3-0 in league play to extend their regular-season conference win streak to 55 in a row, while the Rams fall to 5-3 and 1-1.
  • Reinhard Named GNAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week Again
    September 21, 2015
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons College women’s tennis player Theresa Reinhard (Canton, Ohio) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for the week of September 14-20, it was announced today by the league. The honor marks the second time this season and the third for her career that she has earned the award. She was also named the GNAC’s top player for the week of August 31 to September 6.
  • Women's Tennis Cruises Past Saint Joseph, 9-0
    September 20, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No player dropped more than three games in singles action for the Simmons College women’s tennis team in a 9-0 victory over visiting University of Saint Joseph (Conn.) this afternoon in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference match played in Cambridge on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Sharks win their second straight match to improve to 3-4 overall and 2-0 in league play and also extend their regular-season conference match win streak to 54 consecutive contests. The Blue Jays fall to 2-4 and 0-2.
  • Tennis Blanks Anna Maria, 9-0. to open GNAC Slate
    September 19, 2015
    PAXTON, Mass. - The Simmons College women's tennis team saw five different players record a win at both singles and doubles this afternoon in a 9-0 victory over host Anna Maria College in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference match in Paxton, Mass. The Sharks improve to 2-4 overall and 1-0 in league play, while the AMCATS fall to 1-4 and 0-1. Simmons extends its regular-season win streak over conference opponents to 53 straight.
  • Tennis Falls to Wheaton, 9-0
    September 16, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Simmons College women’s tennis team was defeated by visiting Wheaton College, 9-0, this afternoon at Harvard University’s Beren Tennis Center in Cambridge, Mass. The Lyons improve to 2-2 on the season, while the Sharks fall to 1-4.
  • Tennis Falls at Babson, 8-1
    September 09, 2015
    BABSON PARK, Mass. - The Simmons College women's tennis team was defeated by host Babson College, 8-1, this afternoon at Farwell Courts in Babson Park, Mass. The Sharks fall to 1-3 on the season, while the Beavers improve to a perfect 4-0.
  • Reinhard Named GNAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week
    September 08, 2015
    WINTHROP, Mass. - Simmons College women's tennis player Theresa Reinhard (Canton, Ohio) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week of August 31 to September 6. The honor marks the second time in her career that she has received the award.
  • Cokely Becomes Career Singles Wins Leader in 7-2 loss to Mount Holyoke
    September 07, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Senior Meg Cokely (Haverhill, Mass.) won in doubles play and singles play and became the Simmons College women's tennis program's all-time leader in singles wins in a 7-2 loss to visiting Mount Holyoke College this afternoon in a dual match played at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. The Lyons improve to 3-0 on the season, while the Sharks fall to 1-2.
  • Tennis Blanks Clark, 9-0
    September 05, 2015
    WORCESTER, Mass. - The Simmons College women's tennis team dropped just one set in a 9-0 shutout over host Clark University this afternoon on Corash Tennis Courts in Worcester, Mass. The Sharks improve to 1-1 on the season, while the Cougars fall to 1-2.
  • Women's Tennis Falls at Roger Williams, 6-3, in Season Opener
    September 02, 2015
    BRISTOL, R.I. - Senior Meg Cokely (Haverhill, Mass.) and junior Theresa Reinhard (Canton, Ohio) were double winners for the Simmons College women's tennis team, but it wasn't enough as host Roger Williams University posted a 6-3 victory in the season-opening match for both teams. The Sharks fall to 0-1 on the season, while the Hawks improve to 1-0.
  • Tennis Picked to Repeat as GNAC Champs
    September 01, 2015
    BOSTON, Mass. - The Simmons College women's tennis team returns four of its top six singles players from a year ago, including its top two players and was picked to repeat as the Great Northeast Athletic Conference champion in the Pre-Season Coaches Poll.