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Scots finish regular season strong

April 29, 2016

The Monmouth College men’s tennis squad finished regular season play by going 1-1 against a pair of conference foes, on Saturday. The Scots followed up a 7-2 victory over Carroll University with a close 4-5 loss to Lake Forest College. The Scots now turn their focus to the Midwest Conference Championships.

“The season has gone well,” said senior Marco Franco. “Obviously we would’ve liked to win the in season conference title, but now we have a chance to win the championships this weekend at Madison.”

The Scots finish the season 10-9 overall with a 7-2 record in conference play, good enough for third in the conference. As of now, the Scots will be slated to rematch the Foresters in the Midwest team championships. The first round matches are slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. today.

The singles competition will begin on Saturday and is slated for a start time of 8:00 am. The doubles tournament will begin at 8:00 am on Sunday and will mark the conclusion of the tournament.

In the six singles competitions the Scots will be represented by three seeds Franco and Saxon Day in the No. 3 singles and No. 4 singles, respectively.

Fourth seeded Landon Walker will compete for the Scots in the No. 4 singles while two seed Paulo Pliego will compete in the No. 5 singles. In the No. 1 singles the Scots will be send out the seventh seeded Dylan Wong. Ronnie Griffin rounds out the group in the No. 6 singles with a seeding of second in the bracket.

In the doubles competition, the Scots will send out the sixth seeded combo of Pilego and Wong in the No. 1 doubles, the fourth seeded pairing of Walker and Wong in the No. 2 doubles, and the number two seeded combo of Wong and Griffin in the No. 3 doubles.

“Personally I think I’ve had my best season compared to all of my previous seasons,” said Franco. “The hard work is finally showing off and I’m ready to finish my career off strong.”

Good luck to all Scots’ tennis players as the look to bring home championship medals.

Anthony Matozzi
Sports Editor

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