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Men’s Tennis Sweeps Covenant, 9-0, in Mid-Week Matchup

Men’s Tennis Sweeps Covenant, 9-0, in Mid-Week Matchup

The No. 2 ranked Emory men's tennis team (11-3) hosted the Covenant Scots for a regional matchup at the Woodruff P.E. Center on Tuesday afternoon. Coming off a loss to Georgia Gwinnett, the Eagles got back on track with a 9-0 win over the Scots on their home courts. The Eagles got the win in dominant fashion, as five of the six singles bouts were won in straight sets.

Emory got things started on court three with senior Samuel Dean and freshman Christian Liew making quick work of their opponents, winning 8-1 and securing the Eagles' first point of the afternoon. With the victory, the two are now 7-3 as a doubles team this spring. Seniors Ryan Glanville and Brandon Cohen took court one for the Eagles, winning their match, 8-5. The seniors are now 9-3 this year. Sophomores Dean Kamenev and John Lasanajak were the last tandem to wrap up their match, winning 8-6 on court two.

Emory headed into the singles matches with a 3-0 lead over Covenant.

Freshman Robinson Luo was dominant in his start on court five. The rookie took down his opponent in straight sets, both finishing 6-1. Luo has now won four straight matches to improve his record to 4-1. Liew stepped up to No. 1 singles today and didn't skip a beat, winning in straight sets, both finishing in a score of 6-2. With the win, Liew improves to 10-3 in singles matches this year.

Junior Emilio Van Cotthem secured a victory on court two, topping his opponent, 6-4 and 6-1. With the win, he improves to 8-4 on the year, and 2-0 in the No. 2 position.

Freshman Ryan Nash played in his fourth match of the season, taking court three for the Eagles on Tuesday. Nash picked up his third consecutive win, topping his opponent in two sets, 6-2 and 6-2. He is now 3-1 on the year.

Lasanajak picked up his second win of the day, winning his match on court four. The sophomore swept his match as well, 6-3 and 6-4, to improve to 4-0 in singles matches this spring.

Sophomore Spencer Richards played in his first match of the season on Tuesday, taking court six. Richards dropped his first set, 2-6, but reigned it back in to win the second set, 7-5. The sophomore and his opponent played to a superset to decide a winner, with Richards sneaking away with the 10-8 win in the tiebreaking set. Richards' first win of the season secured Emory's ninth and match-sweeping point.

The Eagles will have the week off before they play in a pair of matches next weekend. They'll take on N.C. Wesleyan on the road on Saturday before hosting North Georgia in Atlanta on Sunday.