2016 Spring Sports Preview

Men’s Tennis [By Michael Keating ‘17 // Staff Writer] 2015 Season: 7-12 (1-7 in Patriot League); Lost to Army 4-0 in the Patriot League Quarterfinals Key Players: Co-Captain Chris Matturri ‘16 – singles Co-Captain Brian Stefanowicz ‘16 – singles Co-Captain Gavin Studner ‘16 – singles and doubles What’s Changed: Longtime head coach, Eric Ratchford stepped down […]

Men’s Tennis concludes

Expectations for the Year: The Men’s tennis team set out this season to improve on their fall performance, where they lost all three of their matches in the Oct. 27, fall, Patriot League Championship. The team expected sophomore Brian Stefanowicz to be a difference-maker in the spring season. “Brian was probably the best showing at […]

Game. Set. Match.

Expectations for the Year: The women’s tennis team began the spring season seeking to improve upon last year’s Patriot League record of 0-5. The team knew they were strong on the doubles court, with victories from Catherine Senopoulos ‘16 and Caroline Nixon ‘16 in this fall’s Patriot League Kickoff at Lehigh’s campus in Bethlehem. On […]

Mystery test: Lafayette tennis squares off against Loyola for first time in Patriot League

Tomorrow will bring the unknown when Lafayette tennis squares off against Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, Md. Both the men and the women lost to Army and then beat Holy Cross on Saturday, but Lafayette has competed against both opponents consistently for years. Loyola, on the other hand, just joined the Patriot League. Familiar or […]

Introducing Gavin: A Q&A with an openly gay Lafayette athlete

Photos by Tatiana Troxell ‘16   In last week’s edition of The Lafayette, the cover story “Coming Out: Michael Sam, Jesse Klug and the prospect of a gay athlete at Lafayette” examined Lafayette’s athletic community regarding a potentially openly gay athlete. Three days after the article was published, Gavin Studner ‘16, an openly gay varsity […]

A new chapter

With disappointment from last season on its mind, the Lafayette men’s tennis team turned over a new leaf with a successful road trip last weekend. The team participated in the Villanova Invitational and was 12-8 in 20 matches of singles and doubles combined. Sophomores Brian Pinkard and Chris Matturi led the team with two double […]