Men’s tennis triumphs, women fall in spring break matchup


Abbey Finn, Beacon Archive

Both tennis teams hold winning records this season.

By Megan MacLaren

The men’s tennis team won its first spring break match on Monday in Orlando, Florida, defeating Wartburg College by a score of 8-1, while the women’s team lost by a score of 7-2.

The men’s team swept the Knights in all three doubles matches and lost only one singles match. Emerson sophomore Maximo Lawlor defeated junior Nate Kolz 6-0 in both sets, and freshman Max Chalik gave up only three points in two sets. 

The closest match came during the number one match where sophomore Bass Lin won in three sets.

The men’s team is 1-0 on its spring break trip and 4-2 for the season overall.

The women’s team fell in all three doubles matches against the Knights. Sophomore Annie Woodbry and freshman Sophie Oglensky lost in doubles play by a score of 8-4.

In singles play, Emerson sophomore Eliana Flores-Barber defeated sophomore Madison Overman in two sets. Junior Sydney Rottinghaus lost in three sets. The Lions lost the remaining four matches. 

The women’s team is now 1-1 while in Florida and 4-3 for the season overall.

Both the men’s and women’s team will face Midway University at 8 a.m on March 3 in Orlando, Florida.