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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Tennis serves up a worst to first season

The men's tennis team capped an outstanding regular season with a 7-0 victory over Longwood on Friday. The team improved to 18-4 and is ready for the Southern Conference Tournament, which begins today in Charleston, S.C.

The Round Table: This week: Matt Friedman

Diaper dandy, super-scintillating sensation and Awesome with a capital A are phrases to be left to the NCAA basketball post-season. The NBA doesn't need analysts hyped up on spiked coffee to tell you how great it is. The NBA playoffs begin this weekend, and it will be a showcase of arguably the most talented wave of players that the league has ever seen.

Track & field SoCon tournament begins

The Elon Phoenix women's track & field team is poised and ready for the Southern Conference championships. Having performed well all season, the team is anxious to perform at the championships, which are being held in Statesboro, Ga., home of Georgia Southern.

Softball faces Georgia Southern

The Elon Phoenix softball team looks to get back on track after losing 4-1 to the Furman Lady Paladins last Saturday. The team currently has a 19-17 record and has been struggling lately, posting a 2-8 mark in the last 10 games.

Matt Gannon / Photo Editor

Junior Rebecca Rijavec beats out the throw to first during the weekend series against Furman.

Pendulum Sports Predictions

This is week ten of "The Pendulum" sports predictions. Each week the panel will test out their sports expertise against each other. The winner will be named at the end of the semester.

This week in sports ...

The women's golf team will be competing in the Southern Conference Tournament in Mebane, N.C. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Times TBD. The men's and women's tennis teams will be competing in the Southern Conference Tournament in Charleston, S.C. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Times TBD.

Baseball ranked 35th in nation

Elon baseball looks to avoid the drama of its extra-inning victory Tuesday night against Triad rival High Point as they travel to Davidson, N.C. to play the Wildcats this weekend in Southern Conference competition.