Lions build winning streak behind singles play


Abbey Finn, Beacon Archive

The Lions have now won two matches in a row.

By Megan MacLaren

The men’s tennis team defeated Midway University by a score of 5-2, the Lions’ second-consecutive win on its spring break trip.

The Lions fell in doubles play, earning one win from freshman Robert Comunale and senior Brock Higley in the third pairing. The Eagles entered singles play with a 1-0 lead.

After overcoming their doubles losses, the Lions defeated the Eagles in five of six singles matches. Sophomore Bass Lin defeated junior Juilan Lopez in three sets, and sophomore Maximo Lawler defeated junior Shawn Tran in two sets. 

The only loss for the Lions came when Comunale fell to sophomore JT Hayden. Freshman Alexander Laugier Naim, freshman Max Chalik, and Higley each defeated the Eagles in two sets.

Higley is now 4-0 in spring break matches, defeating all of his opponents in both doubles and singles play. The Lions are now 2-0 on their spring break trip and 5-2 overall. 

The Lions will face Northern Central College at 11:30 a.m. and Trine University at 6:30 p.m. on March 4 in Orlando, Florida.