• NCAA National Champions: 2017, 2012, 2006, 2003
  • 26 UAA Championships
  • 2016-17 National Finish: 1st
  • 2017-18 Record: 14-3
  • 39 Individual All-Americans
  • 2017-18 National Rank: 1st

Emory Men's Tennis Opens Spring Season

Emory Men's Tennis Opens Spring Season

The Emory University men's tennis team begins the spring portion of its schedule this weekend when it plays host to four opponents over a three-day stretch.

The Eagles will battle Point University on Friday (Feb. 17) at 2:00 p.m., before embarking upon a pair of Saturday matches, starting with the University of Pikeville at 9:00 a.m., followed by a 6:00 p.m., bout against Xavier University of Louisiana.  Emory closes things out on Sunday evening when it tangles with Georgia Gwinnett starting at 6:00 p.m.  All matches will be played at the Woodruff PE Center Indoor Courts.

Head coach John Browning and his Emory squad are ranked second nationally and first in the Atlantic South Region by the ITA.  The Eagles return 11 veterans from last year's team that posted a dual mark of 23-4 and that advanced to the semifinal round of the NCAA D-III Championships. 

During the fall, senior Aman Manji captured both the ITA Atlantic South Region singles title, topping teammate Jonathan Jemison in the championship contest, before moving on to claim the Division III crown at the Oracle Cup.  Heading into the spring, Manji is the No. 1-ranked singles player in the D-III ranks while Jemison is slotted in the No. 10 position. Freshman Rex Serituk rounds out the Eagle representatives in the singles rankings at No. 42 spot.  In doubles, junior David Omsky and Jemison played their way to the ITA Regional and Oracle Cup D-III championships in the fall and are ranked No. 1 as the spring season beckons. Junior Scott Rubinstein and sophomore James Spaulding competed in the NCAA Doubles Championship a year ago, finishing the year with a 17-12 record.  The pair are ranked 18th nationally.

NAIA member Point University, stands 1-1 after splitting a pair of matches against NCAA Division II foes, defeating Christian Brothers, 9-0, before losing to Georgia Southwestern, 5-4. Pikeville will be making its season debut on Saturday when it matches up with Emory. Xavier of Louisiana, the No. 2-ranked program in the NAIA and the 2016 national runner-up in that division, currently stands 2-2 with two straight wins to its credit, defeating Loyola of New Orleans, 9-0, before toppling NCAA Division opponent Nicholls State, 4-0. Before meeting Emory, the Gold Rush will play Keiser University (FL) and the Cumberlands.  Ranked No. 1 in NAIA and three-time defending national champ, Georgia Gwinnett has opened its spring campaign with five consecutive wins that includes decisions over D-I opponents Kennesaw State and The Citadel.