Another nearly flawless day on the courts kept the Emerson Men's Tennis Team’s perfect season alive March 29 as the Lions toppled the Rhode Island College Anchormen 8-1. With the win Emerson is now 4-0 as RIC drops to 1-2.
Doubles action saw the Lions roll flawlessly again as sophomore Roland Lewan and Niklas Rhodes pulled in first with an 8-3 win in the three spot as junior Zach Connolly and freshman Vincent Castellini put up an 8-4 in the two spot. Number one was a battle, though, as sophomore Kevin Blisniuk and junior Brent Walkoff found themselves facing RIC's Alex Werchadlo and Ben Proctor only to see the Lions rally up to pull off a 9-7 (7-5) win for the sweep.
Singles action proved to be a similar story as Castellini led off with a 6-1, 6-0 win in the three spot while Blisniuk made quick work of Werchadlo in the one spot, 6-1, 6-2 to clinch the match.
But Emerson wasn't done yet as Brent Walkoff and Matthew Clark both won in straight sets. RIC finally struck back in the five spot with a tie break win over Rhodes before Connolly fired up to throw down a 6-2, 2-6 1-0 (10-6) win in the four to finish off the 8-1 win.
The Lions roll back into GNAC play Saturday, April 6, as they travel to face the Falcons of Albertus Magnus in a 1:00 pm match in New Haven, Connecticut.