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Tennis Teams To Stay Focused

Eastern’s tennis team journeyed to Orlando Florida during Spring Break to compete against Regis College. The Eagles’ men’s and women’s teams got to practice day and night on a resort (practice they would not have got in snowy Pennsylvania). Although the Eagles’ men’s and women’s teams lost by a score of 1-8 to Regis, the experience proved to be worth it.

Hannah Reed goes to hit the ball.Allison Speese | The Waltonian

Hannah Reed goes to hit the ball.

Men’s tennis falls to 1-3 for the season. During spring break sophomore Kyle Berner played an impressive match defeating Nathan Cohen of Regis College 6-2, 6-2. The guys were competitive and proved they can play at a high level. The men’s team faced Rosemont College when they returned. They breezed past Rosemont, winning the game by a score of 9-0. Grant Williams, Berner, Mitchell Weaver, John Anchundia, Christian Torres and Tim Bowdoin came out victorious in singles competition. In doubles competition the men’s tennis team went 3-0. The Eagles played Cabrini but played only half the originally scheduled matches. The other half of the matches are to be rescheduled. In the first half of these matches, the Eagles are down 4-1. Look for Williams and Berner to stay focused this season as they have been exceptionally well. Berner this season has yet to lose a singles match and looks to keep up the streak.

Women’s tennis is 2-4 this season and they are looking to shake off their matches in Orlando and look forward to their next games. Megan Klosterman and Laura Thomas played an impressive game as they won the first doubles match in Orlando 9-7. After returning to Pennsylvania, the Eagles played Lancaster Bible College. The competition in Orlando proved to benefit the Eagles as they won 9-0. Thomas, Kelly Archibold, Angela Anthony, Leslie Henry, Emily Thomas and Hannah Reed came out successful in their single competition.

In April, both the women’s and men’s tennis teams will face Wilkes University (4/2), King’s College (4/11), Arcadia University (4/15), FDU-Florham (4/18), Neumann University (4/21) and finally Delaware Valley College (4/25). Additionally, the women’s tennis team plays Alvernia University (4/22), and the men’s tennis team plays Lancaster Bible College (4/23). The tennis team has an opportunity to successfully finish the season over .500. However, the next games will be competitive and the Eagles will need to stay focused.

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