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This school year’s top moments: No. 1 – Cancellation of sports

A Texas State basketball player reacts after missing a potential game-winning shot.

Sports Team

June 5, 2020

Editor’s Note: From May 25-29 and May 31-June 5, The University Star’s sports staff will break down its Top 10 moments in Texas State sports from this past school year. A move that disappointed many sports fans, the Sun Belt announced March 16 all spring sports and practices would be canc...

Women’s tennis makes strides at Bearkat Invitational

Rishona Israel-Lewis plays tennis at the Bearkat invitational.

Sean Allen, Sports Reporter

November 2, 2019

Texas State women’s tennis competed in the Bearkat Invitational at Sam Houston on Saturday and Sunday, sweeping 3-0 in the doubles round-robin flights while finishing with two third-place finishes in the singles brackets. In singles, junior Rischona Israel-Lewis started the tournament with a 6-3,...

Deep in the heart of Texas

Sean Yip Yip

Claire Partain

April 22, 2019

International athletes' journeys to Texas State Three years ago, Sean Yi Yip was dead set on packing her bags and enrolling at a law school in London. Now, she plays golf at Texas State. The Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia native is no stranger to travel and spent her high school years at the Presb...

Tennis recap: Bobcats suffer third straight loss

Star file photo.

Ryan Liguez, Sports Reporter

February 11, 2019

The (2-2) Texas State Women's Tennis team had an indoor home match up and suffered their third straight loss against the (3-1) Northwestern State Lady Demons this past sunday. The Bobcats took control early with back to back wins by Ana Perez and Rishona Israel-Lewis, both beating the two top seeded...

Tennis prepares for a comeback season

Ana Perez swings her tennis racquet March 22 at Bobcat Tennis Complex.

Michelle Joseph

June 13, 2018

After the completion of a rocky campaign for Texas State tennis, the team looks toward the 2018-19 season as a chance for redemption. Challenges the team faced came from playing a tougher schedule, one that was deliberately made more difficult by head coach Tory Plunkett. "I arranged the toughest...

Tennis player strives for excellence

Photo provided by Julia Melendez

Michelle Joseph

April 6, 2018

Success requires perseverance, learning, sacrifice and most of all, passion. Dedication to a sport shows a player’s drive to be the best, and that is exactly what one tennis player has. Julia Navajo-Melendez, physical therapy junior, is an example that dedication does pay off. She is in her second se...

Women’s tennis falls short at San Diego

Michelle Joseph

March 16, 2018

The Texas State women's tennis team had a two-match road trip in California at the San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club March 15-16. Thursday, against San Diego, the Bobcats began the match winning two of the three doubles matches to give the team a point before dropping all six singles matches. Joy...

Texas State tennis picks up first victory

tennis recap txst vs. prairie view a&m

Region Kinden

March 4, 2018

The Texas State Women’s tennis team defeated Prairie View A&M 7-0 Saturday, March 3, at the Bobcat Tennis Complex. The Bobcats grabbed the early lead after winning 2-of-3 doubles matches. Alex Jones, senior, and Rishona Israel-Lewis, freshman, took the first loss of the day with a 6-0 score...

Women’s tennis falls to Eastern Michigan

tennis recap txst vs. eastern michigan

Region Kinden

February 22, 2018

The Texas State Women’s tennis team played its first home match Wednesday, Feb. 21, and fell short 0-4 against Eastern Michigan. There was some rain area flooding the outdoor courts that forced the two teams to play inside on Texas State’s two indoor courts. This loss drops the Bobcats to a...

Texas State tennis team falls to Louisiana Tech

Region Kinden

February 19, 2018

The Texas State Women’s tennis team suffered a 4-1 loss against Louisiana Tech after a four hour delay due to drying the courts from rainfall at the Louisiana Tech Tennis Complex.   The only point for the Bobcats was decided from a 6-4 win in the team doubles play by Ana Perez, junior, and partner Julia ...

Women’s tennis player fights through adversity

Michelle Joseph

February 17, 2018

Not only has one women’s tennis player been noticed for her hard work and dedication, but also her ambition to be the best. Rishona Israel-Lewis, freshman tennis player, started playing at a Miami recreational park, not knowing this sport would one day be her life. “At the time, my mom needed...

Women’s tennis suffers second loss in a row

tennis recap txst vs. tamu

Region Kinden

January 29, 2018

Texas State Women’s tennis team suffers a second loss on the season Friday, Jan. 26 after dropping all six matches to the Texas A&M Aggies at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center. The Bobcats finished their first match with senior Alex Jones dropping to Dorethe Faa-Hividing 6-0, 6-1, and junior...

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