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Emmaus tennis starts season 5-1

While most spring sports teams have barely begun their 2024 seasons, the Hornet tennis team has already played six matches as of Monday.

The Hornets won their fifth straight match when they started this week with a 5-2 win over Nazareth on Monday. They haven’t lost since a season-opening setback against Liberty on March 11.

Emmaus beat Nazareth 5-2 to improve to 3-1 in East Penn Conference matches and 5-1 overall.

The Hornets’ Chris Stone won his singles match, while Emmaus swept the doubles matches against the Blue Eagles.

Nick Stone and Chris Stone won at No. 1 doubles. Ben Fletcher and Ryan Baig won a three-set match, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles. Sarvech Senguttavan and Quaid Peatiwala also needed three sets for a 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 win at No. 3 doubles. Ayden Kegley and Calen Brashear completed the sweep with a 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4 doubles.

Emmaus shut out Southern Lehigh 6-0 Saturday. Nick Stone, Chris Stone and Caleb Brown won singles matches. Fletcher and Quinn Durkin won their singles match before the Spartans forfeited the other two singles matches.

The Hornets picked up a shut out win over Pocono Mountain East last Friday. The Stone brothers and Brown won singles matches, while Durkin/Fletcher, Senguttavan/Peatiwala and Kegley/Brashear earned doubles wins.

Emmaus pulled out a 4-3 win over Central Catholic last Wednesday. Nick Stone picked up a win by forfeit, while Chris Stone earned a win at No. 2 doubles.

The doubles team of Stone and Stone earned a win, while Kegley and Brashear won their match for the Hornets.

Emmaus won four of five singles matches in a nonleague contest against Blue Mountain. Nick Stone, Chris Stone, Brown and Durkin were victorious in singles play, while Senguttavan/Peatiwala and Kegley/Brashear pulled out close doubles matches to help secure a 5-2 team win.

Emmaus opened the season on March 11 with a 6-0 loss to defending District 11 champ Liberty.

PRESS PHOTO BY MARK LINEBERGER The Hornets' Nick Stone leaps to return a shot during a recent match.
PRESS PHOTO BY MARK LINEBERGER Chris Stone prepares to serve during a recent match.