Though originally off to a slow start this semester due to inclement weather, Eastern University’s Men’s and Women’s tennis seasons are now fully underway. The Men’s team currently holds a 2-2 record for this season, with both wins on courts away from home. On March 16th, the Men’s Tennis team earned their first win of the season against the Rosemont College Ravens, despite cold and windy conditions. Head coach Mark Spangler gave a statement on the weather difficulties, explaining that it had been a “tough spring to get any momentum.” The final score of the match was 8-1. The Men’s Eagles then lost on March 19th to Neumann University, but bounced back with a win on March 26th against Bryn Athyn. Connor Mooney, a junior, took the winning match, bringing the Eagles’ score to 5 and securing a 5-4 victory. The Men’s match against Immaculata University, originally scheduled for March 28th, has been postponed until a later date. The Men’s team continues their schedule
The Women’s team has had a phenomenal season so far this year, with a winning record of 4-0, playing only one game at home. Last semester the Lady Eagles beat Cedar Crest College 9-0 and Arcadia University 7-2. Along with the Men’s team, the Women’s team also faced delays at the beginning of this season. Their first match this semester against Lebanon Valley was originally supposed to be on March 21; however, due to weather concerns, this match and the next match against Rosemont College were postponed until a later date. After the initial delay, the Eagles bounced back with a 7-2 win against Bryn Athyn on March 26th. They then, just one day later, faced Alvernia University. Alvernia was down a player, so Eastern already had two points guaranteed at the start of the match. Despite intermittent showers, the Lady Eagles beat Alvernia University 5-1. Coach Spangler expressed frustration with the weather conditions, but commended Olivia Weaver for her decisive match win. The Women’s team will also play FDU-Fordham next on April 14.