Men's Tennis Picks Up NEWMAC Victory Over Lions

Men's Tennis Picks Up  NEWMAC Victory Over Lions


-Clark University 7, Emerson College 2

-Records: Clark (3-1, NEWMAC 1-4), Emerson (2-13, NEWMAC 0-4)

-Location: Worcester, Mass. (Corash Tennis Courts)

-The Lead: The Clark University men's tennis team earned their first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory of the season on Friday afternoon over the Lions of Emerson College.


-Clark swept doubles to take an early 3-0 lead. Jose Dalla-Valle (Miami, Fla.) and Christian Ruebens (Cheshire, Conn.) earned an 8-3 victory at No. 1 doubles. Jack Han (Bakerfield, Calif.) and Andrey Samodaev (Boca Raton, Fla.) claimed an 8-1 win a No. 2 doubles before Jacob Malicky (South Egremont, Mass.) and Alex Hattenbach (Wilton, Conn.) clinched the sweep with an 8-0 shutout at No. 3 doubles.

-Malicky started at No. 5 singles with a two 6-0 shutout sets but Emerson earned their first point when Thomas McCorkle (Mathews, N.C.) downed Han at No. 3 singles, (6-2, 6-4).

-Hattenbach extended Clark's lead to 5-1 with a solid win at No. 4 singles (6-1, 6-0).

-Dalla Valle came out on top at No. 1 singles in three sets with Dan Okin (Amagansett, N.Y.) before Ruebens claimed Clark's last victory of the day at No. 2 singles over Brock Higley (Bedford, N.H.) .

-Shawn Lee took the last victory of the day for Coast Guard at No. 6 singles as he went three sets with Josh Podolsky (Sudbury, Mass.) (6-4, 5-7, 10-6).


-Clark travels to Regis College on Monday, April 23rd for a match at 4:30 p.m.

-Emerson hosts Babson in a NEWMAC match, tomorrow April 21st at 10:30 a.m.