JMU women's tennis picked up a 5-2 win over Cornell on Feb. 24 but fell to No. 43 Penn State on Feb. 26, 4-1, to move to 4-4 on the season. The Dukes look to break .500 on March 10 when they open Sun Belt Conference play versus Texas State. 

JMU men's tennis completed this past weekend at the River City Tennis Open in Richmond and racked up 14 wins across the three days. The Dukes' fall season wraps up this month with the ITA Atlantic Regional Championship from Oct. 19-24 and the Wake Forest Fall Invitational from Oct. 28-30. 

JMU men’s tennis sent senior Holden Koons, redshirt sophomore Youssef Sadek and freshman Julian Lozano to compete in the Richmond City UTR Open this past weekend while the rest of the team competed in the Elon Fall Invitational. Multiple Dukes advanced in flights at both sites.

While women's golf and men's and women's tennis are individual sports, they're not played this way in college and, therefore, JMU student-athletes on these teams and weren't able to compete as a team for a CAA championship amid its ban on JMU. Despite it, multiple spring sport Dukes found perspective through the circumstances and put together program-defining seasons. 

When the JMU men’s tennis schedule was being put together before the season, junior Holden Koons was asked by head coach Steve Secord if he had a preference of where to play a late-year match. The match’s site had to be near Penn State, where the April 17 regular-season finale is. 

After JMU women’s tennis head coach Shelley Jaudon picked up her 100th career win last week, JMU men’s tennis head coach Steve Secord followed with his 300th win in the Dukes’ 6-1 win against Richmond. JMU took all six singles courts from the Spiders after dropping the doubles point. 

After a 6-0 start for JMU men’s tennis, it dropped its second-consecutive match in a 6-1 loss to William & Mary. Despite competitive matches in both singles and doubles matches, the Tribe ousted the Dukes on all but one court.

JMU men’s tennis competed against Northern Illinois (NIU) and Youngstown State (YSU) over the  weekend in multiple three-set decisions. The Dukes squealed out a comeback win against the Huskies, but their efforts came up short against the Penguins, dropping their first dual match this season.

JMU women’s tennis wrapped up play in the ITA Kickoff Weekend after falling to U.Va. 4-0 and Arkansas 4-1. After getting swept by the Cavaliers, the Dukes picked up the doubles point and were competitive on multiple singles courts against the Razorbacks. 

JMU men’s tennis announced its 2022 spring schedule Monday. The Dukes begin the campaign in Lynchburg, Virginia, Jan. 14-16 at the Liberty Hidden Dual with Liberty, College of Charleston and Youngstown State.