Tigers Win GSAC Awards

April 28th, 2015


Washington, DC- The GSAC announced the tennis award winners last Friday night.  The Tigers earned a total of seven awards.

Sophomore Yashoda Premysler earned a spot on the All-Conference team and Patrice Sykes earned a spot on the All-Freshman team.  Premysler also earned a spot on the All-Academic Team along with Ashely Archibald, Shari King, and Joya Rucker.  Sophomore Armani McCoy was awarded the All-Sportsmanship award for Trinity.

Tennis Awards Great South Athletic Conference
Player of the Year: Claire Rinaldo of Agnes Scott
Freshman of the Year: Maddie Hoffman of Agnes Scott
Coach of the Year: T.J. Greggs of Agnes Scott

Tennis All-Conference Team

No. 1: Claire Rinaldo of Agnes Scott
No. 1: Andrea Akers of Salem
No. 1: Yashoda Premysler of Trinity Washington
No. 2: Maddie Hoffman of Agnes Scott
No. 2: Ashley Koehler of Salem
No. 2: Fangjie Wu of Wesleyan
No. 3: Christina Gnong of Mills
No. 3: Kerri Morgan of Salem
No. 4: DeAnna Wilkins of Salem
No. 5: Nikki Langford of Agnes Scott
No. 6: Anastasia Bennett of Agnes Scott

Doubles Combinations

No. 1: Anne Rinaldo and Claire Rinaldo of Agnes Scott (3-1 in GSAC; 6-5 overall)
No. 2: Taylor Lee and Maddie Hoffman of Agnes Scott (3-0 in GSAC, 9-2 overall)
No. 3: Nikki Langford and Camille Wilson of Agnes Scott (3-0 in GSAC, 6-0 overall)

Tennis All-Freshman Team

Anastasia Bennett of Agnes Scott
Maddie Hoffman of Agnes Scott
Taylor Lee of Agnes Scott
Camille Wilson of Agnes Scott
Patrice Sykes of Trinity Washigton
Centara Nulf of Wesleyan

Tennis All-Academic Team

Agnes Scott

Hannah Amato
Kai Beard
Nikki Langford
Anne Rinaldo
Claire Rinaldo


Alice Hewitt
Tess Wenning
Christine Wu 


Andrea Akers
Kerri Morgan
Ayla Pruitt
Leia Pruitt
Samantha Story

Trinity Washington

Ashley Archibald
Shari King
Joya Rucker
Yashoda Premysler


Mingying Cheng
Yi Li Xian
Lauren Mitchell
Veronica Manuel
Yu Qin
Fangjie Wu
Ling Yang
Ekaterina Zaynullina
Nanxin Zhang

All-Sportsmanship Team

Agnes Scott: Molly Baker
Finlandia: Heather Grimm
MPI: Whitney Donovan
Pine Manor: Jakenda Williams
Salem: Brianna Morris
TWU: Myesha Green
Wesleyan: Collen DeGraff


Trinity Tigers Win Third Straight Match

April 15th, 2015

archibaldWashington, DC- The Trinity tennis team won their match after defeating Bryn Athyn 8-1, on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers improved their record to 5-2 for the Spring season, thanks to the team’s third straight victory.

Freshman Gwynne Arias and Patrice Sykes shut out their opponents in doubles competition winning 8-0. Senior Ashley Archibald pulled another shut out in her singles competition winning 6-0, 6-0.







Doubles competition

1. G. Clary/Y. Premysler (TU) vs N. Rogan/S. Elder (BA) Winner:BA; Score: 9-7

2. S. King/A. Archibald (TU) vs T. Hallstrom/C. Kirk (BA) Winner:TU; Score: 8-3

3. G. Arias/P. Sykes (TU) vs K. Kowalick/E. Zecher (BA) Winner: TU; Score:8-0

Singles competition

1. Yashoder Premysler (TU) vs Nicole Rogan (BA) Winner:TU; Score:6-0, 6-1

2. Gabrielle Clary (TU) vs Sydney Elder (BA) Winner: TU; Score: 6-3, 6-3

3. Armany McCoy (TU) vs Tori Hallstrom (BA) Winner: TU; Score: 6-0, 5-7, TB 10-1

4. Shari King (TU) vs Natalie Manogue (BA) Winner:TU; Score; 6-2, 6-2

5. Patrice Sykes (TU) vs Catherine Kirk (BA) Winner: TU; Score:6-0, 6-0

6. Ashley Archibald (TU) vs Kelsy Kowalick (BA) Winner:TU; Score: 6-2, 7-5


Final Score:

TU- 8; BA-1


Trinity Earns First Win of the Season

March 24th, 2015

Washington, DC- The Trinity Washington University tennis team bounced right back after Thursday’s Randolph Macon loss with their first victory of the season over Bryn Athyn College 9-0 on Saturday.

Gabrielle Clary and Yashoda Premysler dominated their first doubles flight 8-0. At the second doubles flight, seniors Shari King and Ashley Archibald won 8-3. Freshman Gwynne Arias and Patrice Sykes took the third doubles flight 8-0.

Yashoda Premysler won her  singles match 6-2, 6-1. Freshman Gabrielle Clary dominated her match winning 6-0, 6-1. Armani McCoy  went to a third set and came out victorious 1-6, 6-2, and 10-4. Senior Shari King won her singles match 6-3, 6-0.  Patrice Sykes and Ashley Archibald matched in singles scores, both winning 6-1, 6-0.

The tennis team will play Baltimore City Community College at home Tuesday, March 24th at 3:30pm.


Trinity Student-Athletes Participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

October 6th, 2014

breast cancer

Washington, DC-   The student-athletes rose early Sunday morning to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.  The Tiger Athletics team raised $500 for the cause.

Many of the student-athletes have been impacted by breast cancer in some way or another.  Freshman Brenda Alonso, from the soccer team stated “it was very inspiring to see so many people from so many different walks of life all joining together for a great cause.”

The Tigers will be hosting two breast cancer awareness games this October.  Volleyball will be dedicating their October 18th game, and soccer their October 24th game.


Student Athlete of the Week

September 30th, 2014

shariTrinity senior Shari King is on the Trinity tennis team.  Shari is a math major and is minoring in economic and business administration.

Q: If you could trade places with anyone in the world who would it be? Why?

A: I would like to trade places with a person who lives in Africa.  I’d like to experience what life would be like for someone in another country.  Often times we have an ethnocentric view of our country.  We tend to give off the vibe that we are better off than people who live in other countries.  I would like to see what their life is life first hand.

Q: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

A: Hopefully settled down in my career and personal life. I’d like to have a family and a few kids running around.

Q: What is your favorite part about being a Trinity student-athlete?

A: I like the team community.  Being on a team provides support for me.  I am an introvert.  The ME, MYSELF and I type.  Being on the tennis team provides me the opportunity to make friends.

Q: Do you have any hidden talents?

A: Yes I do (with a large smile).  I like to do nail art.  My nails are plain right now.  However, I love to do nail designs and make balloon sculptures. Not at the same time of course (small chuckle)!

Q: Who has been the biggest influence in your life?

A: I know this might sound a bit cliché, but it’s my mother.  I say that because I have seen her transform.  My mom has been through some things.  She has grown from them.  Grown in a way that is inspiring.  I have the chance to learn from her mistakes, as well as her success.

Q: What do you like to do in your leisure time?

A: I HAVE NO LEISURE TIME! (Lol) But, when I have a spare moment, I like to do nail art like I mentioned earlier.  I recently just got into reading blogs and watching different YouTube channels.  So far, those videos have helped me with math, as well as some pretty interesting techniques dealing with nail art.

Q: What is your favorite midnight snack?

A: Peaches!  I love canned sliced peaches.  I go to Costco and get the giant pack.  Those are usually gone within a week.

Q: Once you graduate from Trinity, how will you give back to the community?

A: I would like to donate money.  However, often the money that is collected isn’t used to benefit the cause.  So instead, I would like to start my own program geared towards helping children.  The purpose of the program would be to encourage children to further their education and to follow their dreams.