The Emerson Men's Tennis Team grinded out a tough match against the Pride of Regis college to improve their record to 2-1 in dual matches in 2018. The Lions finished out the fall season with a winning record. Emerson jumped ahead through the doubles matches, with Bass Lin (Shanghai, China) and Dan Okin (Amagansett, N.Y.) defeated Luke Horton and Sebastian Torres 8-5 in the first doubles pairing. Maximo Lawlor (Litchfield Park, Ariz.) and Brock Higley (Bedford, N.H.) defeated Nolan Bebarta and Johnny Pallotta 8-5 to give Emerson the 2-0 lead in doubles. Bernardo Garza and Shawn Lee fell 8-3 to Kyle Dugaat and Mitchell Weiner in the third doubles pairing. Emerson led 2-1 after the doubles matches.
Lin, Lawlor, and Okin all won their singles matches against Regis. Lin defeated Torres 6-2, 6-2. Lawlor defeated Horton 6-0, 6-3. Okin defeated Bebarta 6-1, 6-4. The three victoroies by the Lions in singles were enough to give Emerson the win overall in the match. The Lions finish up their fall schedule 2-1 in dual matches and will look forward to continuing their success in the spring season.
Head Coach Aaron Bergeron noted the great play from Dan Okin. "It all came down to Okin at 3rd singles. I don't think if you asked him Dan would describe himself as 'clutch' but I certainly would today. With the overall score tied up at 4-4 and all eyes on him, he calmly closed out his match to give us the win. Really proud of him and how much tougher he's been mentally this year."
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